Flashing fails for Nvidia Jetson Orin AGX: Waiting for target to boot up

I’m trying to flash my Nvidia jetson orin AGX development kit. I’m using SDK manager. I pressed power, force reset and then put power cable.
The SDK manager detects the board, when flashing it progresses till 83% but later fails. The orin fans spin and stop and this goes on and on.
Here are some logs
SDKM_logs_JetPack_6.0_(rev._2)_Linux_for_Jetson_AGX_Orin_modules_2024-07-08_14-40-25.zip (355.9 KB)

Kindly help me troubleshoot the issue.


Welcome to the NVIDIA Developer forums! Your topic will be best served in the Jetson category.

I will move this post over for visibility.


Hi hbhat1,

14:55:41.395 - info: NV_L4T_FLASH_JETSON_LINUX_COMP@JETSON_AGX_ORIN_TARGETS: Waiting for target to boot-up...
14:55:42.400 - info: NV_L4T_FLASH_JETSON_LINUX_COMP@JETSON_AGX_ORIN_TARGETS: Device failed to boot to the initrd flash kernel. Please retrive the serial log during flashing to debug further.
14:55:42.400 - info: NV_L4T_FLASH_JETSON_LINUX_COMP@JETSON_AGX_ORIN_TARGETS: Cleaning up...

It seems you have timeout issue during flash.
Could you also share the serial console log from the devkit at this moment?

Can you tell me where to find those log files?

You can get the log with a micro USB cable:

Here is the console serial log file:
Processing: jetson_serial.log…Processing: jetson_serial.log…
Uploading: jetson_serial_2.log…

When I ran this command sudo minicom -D /dev/ttyACM0 -b 115200 -C jetson_serial.log It showed on the terminal screen cannot access cannot open /dev/ttyACM*

jetson_serial_2.log (6.3 KB)

Dump the log during the flash failure and since the beginning…

I think you are looking for this one:
SDKM_logs_JetPack_6.0_(rev._2)_Linux_for_Jetson_AGX_Orin_modules_2024-07-08_14-40-25.zip (355.9 KB)

It has all the logs that I could collect from the sdk manager → export logs
Let me know if you need anything else.

No, that is not what I want.

What you shared is host side log.

Flash process needs two side. Jetson has its own log. Host has its own log.

You didn’t share the full Jetson part log. That is what we need…
Serial console log means the Jetson part log but it is incomplete as your sharing.

I followed this article to get the serial console logs:
NVIDIA Jetson Orin - Serial Console (ridgerun.com)

Can you give a step by step procedure to get the other logs?

There is no step by step. It is not something difficult…

Just open your serial console before your flash attempt.

Then start your flash process/command.

The console will start to print log. Copy all of them into a text file an attach it here…