I tried to boot with kernel 3.4.1 yesterday and I was getting kernel panic before I was able to see the login prompt (not sure if it's the way I built the kernel or the kernel itself). So I immediately fell back to 3.2 which I know work for sure. 

Adam Lee


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Nick Wernicke <nick.wernicke@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm not building with the Gumstix instructions.  I have been working on a project with the Beaglebone for a few months, and the project also needs a really small wifi router.  I figured I'd try and have one OE directory for both, so I'm using the Angstrom directions at http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/building-angstrom.  I got the gumstix repository from git://gitorious.org/schnitzeltony-oe-meta/meta-gumstix.git 

It seems to work ok, the only REALLY frustrating thing that happened was when bitbake (on my machine, Ubuntu 12.04) wouldn't parse the Overo wifi driver recipe because it had spaces instead of tabs.  That was REALLY frustrating.

My u-boot and MLO are old, but they seem to work.  I tried to bitbake the latest recipes, but I think I didn't use the right one, or I didn't have something configured correctly, because the u-boot image didn't work at all.  I think you are right that the newer versions will work better, I just haven't sat down to figure out the trick to it.  The kernel is 3.2.19.  That's like, 3-4 months old? Is that bad? I understand we are almost up to version 3.5 now.  I'm not familiar with what a good pace for new kernel adoption is.  

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:17 PM, Akram Hameed <akramh@aq1systems.com> wrote:

Howdy Nick,

 

Glad to see you’ve solved your problem. 

 

Are you building things using gumstix instructions? Curiosity compels me to ask.

 

I’d build newer versions of x-loader and u-boot if I were you. Lots of things fixed since the versions you are running.  Not sure about kernel – that looks relatively ancient, surely you are not running something that old...?

 

From: Nick Wernicke [mailto:nick.wernicke@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 24 July 2012 1:38 PM
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Another failure to boot

 

Thank you very much! I totally failed initially by typing in ttyZERO2, so I figured that was wrong and was very confused.  The correct steps are:

 

1.  setenv console ttyO2,115200n8 (where the O is a capital o as in output, not zero)
2.  saveenv
3.  win

Nick

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM, Ash Charles <ashcharles@gmail.com> wrote:

For kernel version 2.6.35+, the default console is 'ttyO2' not 'ttyS2' i.e.
setenv console ttyO2,115200n8

Your system may be booting just fine but the bootlog is getting piped
to the wrong (non-existant) serial port.
--Ash


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Nick Wernicke <nick.wernicke@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all, I have successfully built several versions of kernels using the
> OE environment from Angstrom.
> http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/building-angstrom.  As far as I know,
> they work great and include exactly the modules I want, and none of the
> modules I don't, but neither the Overo FE-storm nor the Overo Water will
> boot on a Tobi :(...  As far as I can tell, this is a common problem, but I
> don't know how to begin troubleshooting it- and that is my question. How do
> I troubleshoot failure-to-boot problems? Is there a guide on that?
>
> It looks like a lot of people have a problem where their console spits out
> on the wrong ttyS* port, I set mine to ttyS2.
> Overo # echo $bootargs
> console=ttyS2,115200n8
>
> This is the result:
>
> Texas Instruments X-Loader 1.4.4ss (Jan 28 2011 - 20:54:56)
> OMAP36XX/37XX-GP ES2.1
> Board revision: 1
> Reading boot sector
> Loading u-boot.bin from mmc
>
>
> U-Boot 2010.12 (Jan 31 2011 - 08:33:29)
>
> OMAP36XX/37XX-GP ES2.1, CPU-OPP2, L3-165MHz, Max CPU Clock 1 Ghz
> Gumstix Overo board + LPDDR/NAND
> I2C:   ready
> DRAM:  512 MiB
> NAND:  512 MiB
> MMC:   OMAP SD/MMC: 0
> In:    serial
> Out:   serial
> Err:   serial
> Board revision: 1
> Tranceiver detected on mmc2
> No EEPROM on expansion board
> Die ID #414a00229ff80000016858020901e022
> Net:   smc911x-0
> Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
> reading boot.scr
>
> ** Unable to read "boot.scr" from mmc 0:1 **
> reading uImage
>
> 4537976 bytes read
> Booting from mmc ...
> ## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 82000000 ...
>    Image Name:   Angstrom/3.2.19/overo
>    Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
>    Data Size:    4537912 Bytes = 4.3 MiB
>    Load Address: 80008000
>    Entry Point:  80008000
>    Verifying Checksum ... OK
>    Loading Kernel Image ... OK
> OK
>
> Starting kernel ...
>
> Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.
>
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