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== Download the recovery SD card image ==
Download var-mx6ul-debian-recovery-sd.vXX.img.gz (latest) from Variscite's FTP server: ftp://customerv:Variscite1@ftp.variscite.com/DART-6UL/Software/debian/<br>
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See the detailed [ftp://customerv:Variscite1@ftp.variscite.com/DART-6UL/Software/debian/var-mx6ul-debian-recovery-sd.changelog changelog]
 
See the detailed [ftp://customerv:Variscite1@ftp.variscite.com/DART-6UL/Software/debian/var-mx6ul-debian-recovery-sd.changelog changelog]
  

Revision as of 22:03, 14 October 2021

DART-6UL Debian Recovery SD card

Variscite provides a recovery SD card image that can be used to install the pre-built Debian images into the internal storage device of the SOM.

1 Download the recovery SD card image

Download var-mx6ul-debian-recovery-sd.vXX.img.gz (latest) from Variscite's FTP server: ftp://customerv:Variscite1@ftp.variscite.com/DART-6UL/Software/debian/
See the detailed changelog

2 Write the image to an SD card

2.1 Using a Linux based host

Plug-in the SD card to your Linux HOST PC, run dmesg and see which device is added (i.e. /dev/sdX or /dev/mmcblkX)

$ gunzip var-mx6ul-debian-recovery-sd.vXX.img.gz
$ sudo umount /dev/sdX*
$ sudo dd if=var-mx6ul-debian-recovery-sd.vXX.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1M; sync

(Replace /dev/sdX with your actual device)

2.2 Using a Windows based host

Download Win32 Disk Imager from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/, install and run it.
Select the image file, and the SD card device - double check that the device is correct to avoid accidentally overwriting a different device.
Click on "Write".
No need to format the SD card before writing the image to it.

3 Recover NAND flash/eMMC

  • Power-off the board.
  • Insert the SD card into the SD card slot of the carrier board (DVK)
  • Make sure the Boot DIP switches are set to SD card: Setting the Boot Mode
  • Power up the board - it will boot into Linux from the SD card

3.1 Flash from command line

  • Login as root (password root)
  • From Linux command line, type the following
# debian-nand.sh - Flash Debian into NAND flash (for SOMs with NAND flash)

In case you are using a SOM with eMMC, run the following command as root to install Debian on it:

# debian-emmc.sh - Flash Debian into eMMC (for SOMs with eMMC)

3.2 SD card image file tree

/opt/images/
└── Yocto
    ├── imx6ull-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-emmc-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-emmc-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-nand-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-nand-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-som-concerto-board-emmc-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-som-concerto-board-emmc-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-som-concerto-board-nand-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ull-var-som-concerto-board-nand-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-emmc-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-emmc-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-nand-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-nand-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-som-concerto-board-emmc-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-som-concerto-board-emmc-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-som-concerto-board-nand-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ul-var-som-concerto-board-nand-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-emmc-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-emmc-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-nand-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-dart-6ulcustomboard-nand-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-som-concerto-board-emmc-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-som-concerto-board-emmc-wifi.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-som-concerto-board-nand-sd-card.dtb
    ├── imx6ulz-var-som-concerto-board-nand-wifi.dtb
    ├── rootfs.tar.gz
    ├── rootfs.ubi.img
    ├── SPL.mmc
    ├── SPL.nand
    ├── u-boot.img.mmc
    ├── u-boot.img.nand
    └── zImage


The debian-emmc.sh and debian-nand.sh script files are located at /usr/sbin/