I'm having some issues when trying to use my first Intel Galileo board.
I am running on a machine with windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.
I can upload sketches using the Arduino IDE perfectly, but the board simply doesn't seem to execute them. For example, I uploaded the "Blink" example and the led 13 doesn't blink. I selected the correct board and the correct serial port on IDE. I thought that maybe the led was damaged, but tried with another board and still doesn't blink.
Furthermore, when trying to update the firmware, the progression bar get stucked in the beginning, without any error or warning. I even left the update running for 3 hours and nothing. My current firmware is 732, and I'm trying to update to 1.0.4 using the firmware updater tool provided by Intel.
When I try to upload the Blink stech to the board, the following error appears:
i586-poky-linux-uclibc-g++: error: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp\build3895975421371292403.tmp/core.a: No such file or directory
When trying to update the firmware using the tool provide by Intel, I get the following error:
Galileo not found on COM1! Please make sure that you select the correct serial port and that you have permission to access.
I tried to change the COM port to another number and it still fails. Sounds like a driver problem, but the board is recognized perfectly on device manager and in the IDE.
Installed with the installer provided by Intel: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/25028/eng/iotdk_galileo_win_installer.exe http://downloadmirror.intel.com/25028/eng/iotdk_galileo_win_installer.exe.
Also, I have nothing else connected to the board and followed all the steps in the starting guide on Intel website.
Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance,
I think the IDE will not work properly unless you upgrade the firmware.
I've seen errors reported by those using the installer (from which the updater depends), so I suggest you use the manual process for installing drivers, it's described at
Furthermore, I've used the drivers found at
and the upgrade (made after I installed the drivers) worked fine.
The COM port you should use in the updater is that shown after you connect the card and win recognizes it by giving a new COM port (not present before the card's USB was connected)
Thanks for the answer.
Now I'm able to upload sketches to the board, but again they don't work (led don't blink).
Furthermore, it has the same problem when trying to update the firmware, as shown in image below:
Remember that I think that sketches will not work if the firmware is not updated (i didn't chek, but it seems to be confirmed so far)
Please send the screen shown by the device manager where the COM port assigned to Galileo can be seen
I run out of ideas.
My "wild guess" is that the first driver was not right and the upgrade failed because of the faulty driver and became "bricked"... remember: "wild guess".
Now you have the right driver but the card is not working properly because of the failed firmware.
I'd look for how to recover a bricked Galileo or some better reply...
Sorry I'm not of much help,
Replying to myself just to point to some threads about bricked boards and recovery, in case someone who knows better is able to confirm the card is effectively bricked:
/message/240391# 240391 https://communities.intel.com/message/240391# 240391
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-galileo-boards/000005702.html User Guide for Intel® Galileo Board (force recovery information)
I think there is some more "official" documentation somewhere but I did not appears in a quick search, I think in the information is in some post/s in this forum.
Take a look at this thread:
I think it is essential you uninstall every driver and do not use the "installer", but a manual driver installation.
Edit: well the last post in the thread mentions the installer was used... maybe it's useful, after all... I'd try
completely manual first...
I tried as described on the thread and no success.
However, I decided to try update the firmware in a macbook, and it WORKED!
In the first try, it gave an error related to integrity check. It only worked in the second try!
Really don't know why, maybe there is something wrong with my laptop. It is a Lenovo Z50. So, my advice to help future users with the same problem is to try with another computer.
I really appreciate your time to help me!
It's good you have your Galileo "up & running"
Maybe some difference in USB and/or the cable you used?
Are you able to upload and run the Blink example from the Lenovo Z50?
And you are welcome,