Error: SMDFILE is not set for SMD/SMD_b partition on Jetson NX 8GB while flashing


  1. Jetson_Linux_R35.1.0_aarch64
  2. nvidia-l4t-jetson-uefi-R32.6.1-20211119125725
  3. on Seeed Studio’s Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX 8GB module.
  4. Host computer is Fedora 35
  5. This is what I get on
$ sudo ./ jetson-xavier-uefi-min internal

Not signing of kernel-dtb
Skip generating system.img
Existing tbcfile(/home/ybabar/flashing/Linux_for_Tegra/bootloader/uefi_jetson.bin) reused.
131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
67108864 bytes (67 MB, 64 MiB) copied, 0.380908 s, 176 MB/s
	Sync'ing esp.img ... done.
copying tbcdtbfile(/home/ybabar/flashing/Linux_for_Tegra/kernel/dtb/tegra194-p2972-0000-uefi.dtb)... done.
Error: SMDFILE is not set for SMD/SMD_b partition

I have attached complete flash script logs as well as UART serial console logs here.

UART_serial_console_logs.out (1.7 KB)
flash_script_logs.out (10.9 KB)

@lakshantha.d please help to check if can have suggestions. Thanks

Hello @yogeshbabar420,

Could you link the exact Seeed Jetson product that you are using so that I can support you further?

Thank you.

Hello @lakshantha.d

Thanks for your response. Here are the details:

  1. Seeed Studio reComputer J202 V1.0

  2. The attached sticker at the bottom has this serial number:

     reComputer J202 - 4
    S/N: 102991714223800042
  3. For your reference I have attached a image of the board where you can see all the info.

  4. I can not be 100% sure but I beleive this is the exact device:
    a) Seeed Studio Link →
    reComputer J202 -Carrier Board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX(without Power Adapter) - Seeed Studio

    b) Carrier Board Data sheet →

I hope this will help. Let me know if you need any other information.


Hello, can you please look into my issue ?

Hello @yogeshbabar420,

What is nvidia-l4t-jetson-uefi-R32.6.1-20211119125725 and where did you find it?

And is there any reason for the flash command sudo ./ jetson-xavier-uefi-min internal?

Because normally you would flash the emmc using:

sudo ./ jetson-xavier-nx-devkit-emmc mmcblk0p1



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