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Beagleboard XM added as new Kojibuilder October 25, 2010

Posted by Paul Whalen in ARM, Koji.
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Beagleboard XM - Newest addition to the ARM Koji

I just finished setting up our newly received Beageboard XM on Fedora 12. The Beagleboard Xm has a super-scaler ARM Cortex A8 processor running at 1 GHz, 512 MB DDR ram and most importantly, the addition of 10/100 ethernet (which wasn’t offered on the Beagleboard). The inclusion of the Beagleboard XM as a builder in Koji will allow Fedora ARM to start building packages for “armv7”.

The set up was pretty straightforward for the most part. I followed the guide from here to set up my MicroSD card and install Fedora. The system would boot up until the decompressing the kernel stage, then said Done, booting, but would never proceed past this message. No matter how I changed the bootcmd in Uboot the result was the same. I then tried the Angstrom validation image included with the board. It did exactly the same thing. I rebooted the board, this time holding down the ‘user’ button and the result was slightly different. It proceeded just past what was becoming the normal crash spot and then stopped again during the boot. This time however a red LED lit up, identified as D13. This is an overvoltage indicator and a problem quite a few Beagleboard XM users are running into. I was using USB to power the device, so I changed to the DC power adapter that was previously used for our Beagleboard, and alas, success!

After that the board was added without issue to our build system and is currently online in Koji. The bootcmd used for the Beagleboard XM is:

bootcmd=setenv bootargs console=${console} root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootdelay=10 rootfstype=ext3 ro; mmc init;fatload mmc 0 80300000 uImage; bootm 80300000



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