Flashing Jetson Orin Nano DevKit Fails with "Flash failure"

When I received my Orin Nano DevKit, I flashed the ISO to an SD card with Etcher. The bootup went normal, but the UI was slow, so I decided to flash an SSD instead.

For the past week, I’ve been trying to get that to work—using only the NVIDIA software—but to no avail. The typical error is something like the below:

SDKM_logs_JetPack_6.0_DP_Linux_for_Jetson_Orin_Nano_modules_2024-04-12_21-36-23.zip (172.3 KB)

The only error I can find in there is Error: Failed to execute commands with GenericInstaller. And, while the bios still loads, it now also fails to boot from an SD card.

I’m doing this from a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 with the SDK Manager GUI and 6.0.0 DP, but I’ve also tried Ubuntu 20.04 with 5.1.3, changing computers, swapping the USB cables, flashing with the provided docker container, removing the jumper after the DevKit boots but before flashing, and directly running nvsdkmanager_flash.sh. While the errors vary a bit, it consistently fails.

Am I missing something here?

The log you shared indicates the flash is already on the nvme which means already the last step before succeed.

Please dump serial console log during flash failure. (what you shares so far is not serial console log from device).

Thanks Wayne!

I swapped the SSD out with a 2230 and retried. It has the same issue as before. Below is the minicom log during the flashing and when trying to boot after the failed flashing. Also, the SDK Manager logs for the new flashing attempt. Any ideas what might be causing the problem?

minicom_flash.log (85.3 KB)
minicom_boot.log (68.6 KB)
SDKM_logs_JetPack_6.0_DP_Linux_for_Jetson_Orin_Nano_modules_2024-04-25_22-23-32.zip (150.6 KB)


Jetpack6.0 GA has been released. Maybe you could move to that one.

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