[meta-ti] Beaglebone + Poky

Gary Thomas gary at mlbassoc.com
Wed May 23 03:51:51 PDT 2012

On 2012-05-23 02:44, Jack Mitchell wrote:
> On 22/05/12 17:31, Denys Dmytriyenko wrote:
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 05:03:53PM +0100, Jack Mitchell wrote:
>>> On 22/05/12 16:57, Gary Thomas wrote:
>>>> On 2012-05-22 09:48, Jack Mitchell wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I am currently trying to boot my beagleboard with a mix of
>>>>> Poky/Meta-ti/meta-oe, I can build the image without error
>>>>> however when I start booting the board the kernel gets to
>>>>> 'freeing init memory' and seems to hang, although the beaglebone
>>>>> light is still flashing and it will still accept keystrokes.
>>>>> Could anyone shed any light on the situation?
>>>>> I am on the denzil branch for all three repositories.
>>>>> I have tried with USB only and USB + AC Adapter.
>>>> What image did you use?
>>> core-image-minimal - it does have a few extra programs added via
>>> IMAGE_INSTALL but they are userspace only so shouldn't be affecting
>>> the boot.
>> Couple suggestions:
>> 1. What's your init system? Since you have meta-oe mixed with poky, check if
>> there are any problems with sysvinit or systemd, in case there is some mix up
>> or confusion between those two...
>> 2. Check your /etc/inittab for the correct tty used for getty, but it doesn't
>> look like it reaches the prompt yet...
> I am using Poky defaults so I assume it will be sysvinit... however I did see systemd being built, what would be the outline procedure to check that mixing of systems isn't
> occurring? None of my reciepes have systemd support, but I assume something being pulled in from meta-oe does...
> My getty is being pushed to ttyO0, is this correct for the beaglebone?

Can you put your images somewhere where I can access them?  I can give
you an FTP push site if that helps?  I'd like to run through your image
here on my BeagleBone.

BTW, the only way meta-oe could be causing problems would be if you are
using some recipe from it.  If you build exactly 'core-image-minimal' with
no extra packages, does it work for you?

Gary Thomas                 |  Consulting for the
MLB Associates              |    Embedded world

More information about the meta-ti mailing list