Booting Jetson Orin NX from microSD card


I have a Jetson Orin NX device and I would like to boot it from microSD card. I have already downloaded an image and wrote it into the microSD card. After I have inserted the microSD card I went into the BIOS of the device and changed the booting configurations to enable booting from other devices and I realized in the booting manager that the micro SD card is on top. However, after clicking continue it will take forever and nothing happens. I was wondering if anyone can help me to boot Jetson Orin NX from micro SD?

Note that if I take the micro SD out and turn on the device again it will automatically boot from the SSD and the system comes up.


A working boot medium contains a GPT partition table and about 20 partitions, and each of the partitions needs to have a certain content. The rootfs alone is not enough to boot a Jetson.

I suggest using sdkmanager to flash a system via usb onto a device.


You don’t get SD cards on an Orin NX, so I don’t know what you are doing here.
Or you are using an Orin Nano?

What did you download and how did you write it?

Show the booting log from serial console, please.

Hi @DaveYYY ,

I have downloaded the image for Jetson Orin Nano and thought the process of flashing Jetson Orin NX would be similar to Jetson Orin Nano, which I realized afterwards, I was wrong. The Jetson Orin NX seems to be only working with NVIDIA SDK manager approach.

The image is only for Orin Nano, and is not compatible with Orin NX.

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