I recently moved to the West coast from the East and even though I thought I was careful during the packing of all my "gear" I managed to somehow lose the small container that had my SD cards and backups for both my OpenROV project and a couple other projects I was working on. This is particularly frustrating in reference to the ROV project as I had everything working fine and now need to start over software wise. I keep telling my self to quit looking and move on but that those tiny cards represent a lot of effort. Time to stop beating myself up and get back to work.
In any case, my BeagleBone is white and my cape is one of the early ones (the revision number is blacked out so I don't know which it is). With Linux I can burn an image (dd) to my new card (same brand and size as my old card) but the Beagle Bone will not fully boot. It seems to be in some sort of a loop with flashing lights galore but never boots to a usable system. ( I can ping it, however no ssh or web access). I have let it try for over 8 hours and there is no change. I tried the 2.5 beta software and the 2.4 stable with the same result. Fter writing the card I see that it has a couple partitions (boot with a fat16 fs and rootfs with an ext4 fs) that look to be populated correctly. I can look at the card with gparted and it looks fine however i get the following error when trying to check the boot partition: "file system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it. Cluster size is 2k (1k expected); number of clusters is 32695 (65263 expected); size of FATs is 128 sectors (255 expected). " Not sure what, if anything, to make of this. I have seen this error before but can't recall needing to resolve it. Just for the sake of completeness I had gparted fix this partition but see no positive result from that action.
My BeagleBone seems physically ok as I can install both Angstrom and Wheezy on it fine.
I am not using a block size flag with my dd command as none of the instructions I have found seem to require it. Don't know if that is pertinent. I have also tried a couple different cards, all 8GB in size. I think my previous cards were 4GB but would not bet on it. Again not sure if it matters.
Any hints? Thanks in advance.