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idata
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Booting Edison from SD

Hi guys. I am having issues making an Edison boot from SD, after being unsuccessful, I found this thread however on reboot it opens up Windows Explorer as normal but I can no longer connect to it and it does not show up in my network, I have to re flash using the board configuration tool and then start again. I have tried a number of times now both remaking the SD card with GParted and following the tutorial. Any suggestions on what could be happening? It is the latest Yocto Poky that I have installed on the SD.

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idata
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Hello AdamMiltonBarker,

 

 

Thank you for interest in the Intel® Edison Breakout Board.

 

 

I understand you aren't able to properly boot from the SD card.

 

 

Could you please flash again your board using this method https://software.intel.com/en-us/flashing-firmware-on-your-intel-edison-board-windows? Powering the board with a wall adapter is recommended. Once you try that, please follow the guide "How to boot Edison from an SD card (Linux)" again and let me know if the issue persists.

 

 

In the meantime, I'll look for similar cases in order to recommend further troubleshooting.

 

 

I'll be waiting for your response.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres
idata
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Hi thanks for the reply. I will try the manual way described, but the Edison is working fine until I try boot from SD, it appears to be an issue with the steps in the "How to boot Edison from an SD card (Linux)".

idata
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That did not work at all, the device no longer shows up on my network even before I attempt to add the SD card. Using the setup software works fine, but the way described in the article results in not being able to connect full stop. The process seems to have been successful but the device is inaccessible.

flashall.bat

Using U-boot target: edison-blankrndis

Now waiting for dfu device 8087:0a99

Please plug and reboot the board

Dfu device found

Flashing IFWI

Download [=========================] 100% 4194304 bytes

Download done.

Download [=========================] 100% 4194304 bytes

Download done.

Flashing U-Boot

Download [=========================] 100% 237568 bytes

Download done.

Flashing U-Boot Environment

Download [=========================] 100% 65536 bytes

Download done.

Flashing U-Boot Environment Backup

Download [=========================] 100% 65536 bytes

Download done.

Rebooting to apply partiton changes

Dfu device found

Flashing boot partition (kernel)

Download [=========================] 100% 6144000 bytes

Download done.

Flashing rootfs, (it can take up to 5 minutes... Please be patient)

Download [=========================] 100% 1373159424 bytes

Download done.

Rebooting

U-boot & Kernel System Flash Success...

Your board needs to reboot to complete the flashing procedure, please do not unplug it for 2 minutes.

idata
Community Manager
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Have now re flashed using the Intel Edison Board Configuration software and it is working again, back to square one

idata
Community Manager
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Hello AdamMiltonBarker,

 

 

The issue you are experiencing seems uncommon, the guide has been tested by several users, and when something seems to be not working right, using the flashall method https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-25154 https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-25154 solves any problem.

 

 

While doing some research, I found that the SD card or the Yocto image may be generating the issue. Please try using another SD card and downloading the latest Yocto Poky image from https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison/downloads.

 

 

If that doesn't solve the issue we may have to analyze why isn't the flashall method working properly, since it may help us discover if the booting issue is part of a bigger issue.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres
idata
Community Manager
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Hi I have used the correct image, just for info here is the full steps I have taken which is part of my Intel docs for our platform. The SD card is fine and the image was the correct one. I am going to test again with the SD card, in my case I am using an 8gb Kingston SD.

 

 

https://github.com/TechBubbleTechnologies/IoT-JumpWay-Intel-Examples/blob/master/Intel-Edison/_DOCS/... IoT-JumpWay-Intel-Examples/1-Booting-From-SD-Linux.md at master · TechBubbleTechnologies/IoT-JumpWay-Intel-Examples · Gi…
idata
Community Manager
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Same again after doing everything from scratch, using the installer everything is OK, taking the steps in the tutorial linked above, the Edison comes back online and opens the Windows Explorer window, but I can no longer connect and the device does not show up on my network.

I am now trying the manual install again although not sure what difference it would make the initial installation is not the issue. Just to double check I am also remaking the SD card on another SD.

idata
Community Manager
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OK so solved the issue with device not showing up. When I reopened the installer after following the manual install it shows that the latest firmware from the download page is not the latest firmware, also SSH / WiFi was not enabled etc. I can now connect to it, and I am updating the firmware via the installer. This must be the issue with the SD card, when it is running from the SD card, SSH and Wifi will not be enabled so I will not be able to connect to it, I will check with serial now.

idata
Community Manager
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This has been solved now, I have documented everything in the following tutorial. Thanks for your help with the issue.

https://github.com/TechBubbleTechnologies/IoT-JumpWay-Intel-Examples/blob/master/Intel-Edison/_DOCS/... IoT-JumpWay-Intel-Examples/1-Booting-From-SD-Linux.md at master · TechBubbleTechnologies/IoT-JumpWay-Intel-Examples · Gi…

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