Booting Pandaboard from SD card

Fabian van der Werf fvanderwerf at
Thu Oct 13 05:14:17 EDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Samuel Stirtzel
<s.stirtzel at> wrote:
> Starting kernel ...
> commandline: <NULL>
> arch_number: 2791
> Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.
> -
> The screen just stays blank after the last message.
> This looks to me like it is (obviously) caused by an incorrect
> environment loaded.
> Help would be appreciated.


I am also trying to get things up and running using barebox. I am at
about the same stage where you are. Though I am loading the kernel
over TFTP instead from SD. Like you, I get "Uncompressing Linux...
done, booting the kernel" and then nothing.

Note that this last line is not printed by barebox but by the kernel.
There is a separate kernel build option to enable a console on the
omap serial port. Then you still need to add console=ttyOx,115200n8 to
your boot arguments. I think it needs to be ttyO2, though I am not
sure. I haven't had the time yet to try these options (it's just for a
hobby project).

> [1] (using 2
> partitions, one for boot files and the other for the rootfs)
> --
> Regards
> Samuel
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