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)
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:
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
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[http://www.muru.com/linux/omap OMAP GIT]
Can try some [http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleSourceCode sample images and sources]
Learn [http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleSoftCompile how to compile sources] and generate images for Beagle
Try some quick [http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/Demos Demos]
Source of these contents is here (http://beagleboard.googlecode.com/svn-history/r166/wiki/outofthebox.wiki)