Good day, Images are with text in attachement -- Thanks in advance -- Bob
I am soooo close I believe (after many many hours).
I have lights on my ROV (see picture ) all green on the white beagleboard (BB) with on Red in the center (good I read in the updated documentation, I thought it was a problem earlier).
But on the BB Ethernet connector to the network card there are two lights -- one green and one yellow (normal?). I was going to add pic but it isn’t clear.
When starting up I see rapid blinking on the BB SD reading light for a couple minutes to my kit supplied SD card dated 3-23-13 content below.
Plus BB light 1 flashes and then the “heartbeat” blinking continues on light 1 until I disconnect the batteries.
No other of the 3 of the 4 bank of lights continue to illuminate after startup.
I have run my computer over the tether network and have 3 green lights on both ends. That seems to be working. I have spread the wires a little hearing about cross-talk.
The OpenROV does not show up on my Netgear router.
The before and after “attached devices” screen on my Router doesn’t change.
I have a Scientific Atlanta cable modem also attached to the router
I created a new SD chip with the OpenRov image as suggested on the website at
http://wiki.openrov.com/index.php/Software_Manual under Troubleshooting.
I am using a MAC OS 10.6.8 and via Mac Disk Utility I erase the entire SD card,
unpack 3 levels in the zip file to get the .img below.
I place this on the FAT formatted SD card via a copy command and it is the only file I place on the card. The 3 other folders keep appearing even after I delete them. FYI this file will NOT fit on the kit supplied SD card where the contents are smaller in size, so I am not sure how I am to “Try re-writing the OpenROV image” per the troubleshooting section.
When I swap the new .img file SD card into the BB slot NONE of the 4 bank of lights lights up.
Troubleshooting from http://wiki.openrov.com/index.php/Software_Manual
If you are not able to connect to the OpenROV:
Check with method 2 to see if the OpenROV is acquiring an IP address. If not, the BB is not booting up properly. Try re-writing the OpenROV image to the BB SD card with these instructions. Installing The Software
My questions are:
1. HOW do I get the BB to read this SD card and then connect to my router or even directly to my MAC?
2. How does this SD Card in #1 above relate to the supplied kit SD Card?
3. How does one get the BB to read this .img SD Card?
4. Does either card need to stay in the reader for the ROV to work?
I am not a Lynx or networking expert. Any assistance is appreciated.
Thanks Bob Brown1197-issuesv0.docx (334 KB)