The default root password on the new gumstix images is "gumstix" with
no quotes. There's docs on the wiki covering stuff that's in the
As for the hanging gumstix, do you have a JTAG debugger? That's
probably the only way you'll be able to tell what's going on with it if
you're not reaching the u-boot prompt. It's possible that when you
saved your new environment variables, it somehow trashed the contents
of sector 1 and when u-boot tries to read that back in, it's crapping
out. But hard to tell w/out jtag...
On Jul 23, 2004, at 4:31 PM, Kim Hendrikse wrote:
> Ok, this worked. However, it booted to a kernel that required a root
> and I didn't put one on it. I figured I'd checkout the build_root
> setup to see
> if it puts a default password on it. I turned off the power and took
> out the
> mmc card to be able to write a new image onto it on another machine.
> Once I was
> done, I went back to the gumstix and now it doesn't work at all! No
> prompt or anything. Occasionally I just get a letter "a" with a grave
> above it appearing, that or a '.' character. That's all.
> I'm running this gumstix in a harness I build for it myself. I took
> gumstix out of a waysmall so I put it back into the waysmall to see if
> battery had dropped too low, but it doesn't work in there as well.
> What could
> be wrong? As I can't get a uboot prompt I'm quite worried that the
> stix may
> have died for some reason. However, all I was busy with were software
> There's still 3.85V going into the gumstix into the correct pins. One
> of the
> last things I did however before booting it was to set the environment