Sunday, July 5, 2009

BeagleBoard out of box

What's in the box?

Box should have a 3"x3" OMAP3530 Board.

Is their any factory default software flashed onto this board?

Yes, x-loader and u-boot will be flashed on to this board.

How can I execute factory defaults from Beagle Board?

Each BeagleBoard comes pre-loaded with the XLoader and UBoot in Flash. When powered up, it will do the following:

1. Plug in either a USB cable to the board and then to a PC or plug in a 5V power supply.

2. Power LED (D5) will turn on.

3. On the terminal window the following will be printed:

Texas Instruments X-Loader 1.4.2 (Feb 19 2009 - 12:01:24)

Loading u-boot.bin from nand

U-Boot 2009.01-dirty (Feb 19 2009 - 12:22:31)

I2C: ready

OMAP3530-GP rev 2, CPU-OPP2 L3-165MHz

OMAP3 Beagle board + LPDDR/NAND

DRAM: 256 MB

NAND: 256 MiB

*** Warning - bad CRC or NAND, using default environment

MUSB: using high speed

In: serial usbtty

Out: serial usbtty

Err: serial usbtty

The warning message is not an indication of an error condition and is normal. The UBoot is configured to look for a script file on the SD card for booting instructions. If not found, it will then look for the environment variables. As these are not loaded at the factory, you will see the warning message.

4. At this point the following LEDS will turn on:

o USR0

o USR1


5. Then the following will be sent to the terminal window and a countdown will commence. To stop the countdown, hit any key on the terminal Board revision C

Serial #486000030000000004013f8a17019010

Hit any key to stop autoboot: 10

The revision of the board should be identified as a Rev C. The Serial# is NOT the board serial number, but a unique ID for the processor.

Validating BeagleBoard with test and Diagnostics:


What to do next?

Can try to compile Linux Kernel Image directly from O[ OMAP GIT]

Can try some [ sample images and sources]

Learn [ how to compile sources] and generate images for Beagle

Try some quick [ Demos]

Source of these contents is here (

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