Jetson TX2 flashing procedure - supported?

My company received a copy of the OS for a Jetson TX2 from a vendor in the form of two *.bz2 files. We have been having trouble getting it to work, so I decided to make sure I can install the supported software from nVidia. I downloaded the *.bz2 files for L4T R32.5.2 from L4T R32.5.1 archive | NVIDIA Developer. I installed my TX2 module in an nVidia development board and ran:

tar xpf Jetson_Linux_R32.5.2_aarch64.tbz2 
cd Linux_for_Tegra/rootfs/
sudo tar xpf ../../Tegra_Linux_Sample-Root-Filesystem_R32.5.2_aarch64.tbz2 
cd ..
sudo ./
sudo ./ jetson-tx2 mmcblk0p1

This has not been working for a number of reasons. My first question is: Is this procedure supported?

Thank you,


hello ihab.awad,

yes, that looks correct steps.
please have another try to setup your environment via NVIDIA SDK Manager | NVIDIA Developer,

Thank you! I installed SDK Manager, and it recognized my Jetson TX2 properly. I then got the following:

I noticed the No available releases for Ubuntu 20.04 message and figured maybe this is not supported by my SDK package. I then looked at the Jetson TX2 requirements:

and it noted a minimum requirement of Ubuntu 18.04. Does this mean that the Jetson TX2 SDK package is not supported on Ubuntu 20.04 and I should create an Ubuntu 18.04 virtual machine (say) and try again?


hello ihab.awad,

according to System Requirements :: NVIDIA SDK Manager Documentation, ubuntu 20.04 is list as supported.
note, it’s not suggest to use virtual machine since it may introduce some unexpected failures.