[Freedombox-discuss] problems flashing FBX image on Beaglebone Black
I am trying to install FreedomBox on a Beaglebone Black (BBB rev c) and
am having no luck. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Note that I have been able to flash a fresh install of Debian (i.e.,
bone-debian-8.4-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2016-05-13-4gb.img) onto the on-board
eMMC (which works fine), but cannot seem to get the FBX image
(freedombox-testing-free_0.9_beaglebone-armhf.img) to work.
One of many things I have tried:
- With the fresh install of Debian, ssh into the BBB, open
/boot/uEnv.txt, and uncomment the line
cmdline=init=/opt/scripts/tools/eMMC/init-eMMC-flasher-v3.sh. Save and
exit. [If I don't do this step, it always boots the Debian image
normally and not the SD card, even if I hold the boot button at
- After this, I mount the SD card with the FBX image on my computer and
rename the boot.scr file to boot.scr.bckp. I now insert the SD card into
the BBB and boot.
This boots and then seems to flash from the SD card, but when it is
finished and I turn on the BBB, nothing.
I have had to reflash Debian to get it working again.
Note that the information at this link does not seem relevant, since I
cannot get it to book the first time:
And a quick thank you to the community for all of your help!