Hi All,

I hold a gumstix sand and it will not boot in about 1 out of 10 cases.

My SD card is bootable and it was working fine until I realized that sometimes, it started by flushing ONLY some strange characters on the console.

Normal boot-up:

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Texas Instruments X-Loader 1.5.0 (Aug 29 2011 - 12:52:49)
No NAND detected
OMAP3503-GP ES3.1
Board revision: 1
Reading boot sector
Loading u-boot.bin from mmc

My strange boot-up (in a few cases only):

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If I power on/off the reader again, it will work.

Does anyone have any clue to why this may happen or anything which I may have been missing? I believe there may be a problem with the x-load (MLO) but can't figure anything more than that.

Thank you!!

Chinab