On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 4:17 PM, pg <pg_96@...> wrote:
> I just got the Pinto-TH board. Bad mistake. It doesn't do anything. It
> doesn't have a console port, the connectors are scarce, it lacks many basic
> things, it doesn't have this, it doesn't have that, etc.
If you don't mind working with experimental code, you can try some
pre-built images that might let you get some use out of your Pinto or
Thumbo (I've tested primarily with Thumbo)
I have a script that will create a bootable microSD with pre-built
binaries from my autobuilder. You can download it here:
Download mksdcard.sh, and make it executable with 'chmod +x
mksdcard.sh'. Then plug a microSD card into your development machine,
note where it mounts, and execute the script like so:
sudo ./mksdcard.sh /dev/sdd overo usb-gadget-multi-getty
On my machine the microSD cards mount at /dev/sdd, substitute the
proper device for your machine. Be careful to get this right.
DO NOT SPECIFY THE DRIVE WITH YOUR PC's ROOTFS!!
You have been warned -- very bad things would happen!!
The script will partition and format the microSD card, download all
the appropriate binaries from my site, and properly set up the boot
and rootfs partitions. At the end of the process you'll see messages
Populating boot partition files
Boot partition complete
Populating rootfs partition files
This will take several minutes . . .
Rootfs partition complete
SD card creation was successful
At that point you can remove the microSD card from your dev machine,
insert it into the slot on your Overo and then plug the Thumbo into
your dev machine.
You should see the red LED begin to flash after a bit, which indicates
that the kernel is running and has configured it with a heartbeat
trigger. The blue LED nearest the center of the board is a microSD
indicator (flashes when r/w accesses occur) and the blue LED nearest
the edge of the board indicates that wifi has associated with an
access point. The green LED in the center is a power indicator.
This image sets up the multi gadget, which gives you a mass storage
device (which should auto-mount with the name GadgetStore), an
ethernet device which bridges to the wifi module on the Overo, and a
serial device which has getty running on it for a console session.
The serial device should show up as /dev/ttyACM0 on your dev machine
-- I typically connect using kermit at 115200 baud.
Wifi on the Overo should automatically associate with any open
Understand that these images are not supported unless you are a
consulting client. I'm happy to make them available for people who
have the skills to use of them, but sadly don't have time to do a lot
of free support.