New SDK Manager Flash Issue

I am trying to flash an Xavier with JetPack 4.2.2, but when I need to setup the Xavier system configuration, the screen just gets stuck on a black screen with some text and:
“A start job is running for End-user configuration after initial OEM installation”. I have tried on two different Xaviers and it gives the same issue. Resetting the Xavier brings up the system configuration wizard successfully, but when I go back to flashing the Xavier on the host, it cannot find the device. I am also not able to flash 4.2, even though I was able to do so yesterday. I am not sure what is causing the issue, other than that the SDK Manager was updated today to SDK Manager 0.9.14.4961. I can no longer SSH into the Xavier, despite switching the host IP address to 192.168.55.100.

After flash, but prior to package addition, you do have to run first time boot and account setup directly from the Jetson. Without that packages cannot be installed since there is no account to ssh/scp to. Have you done the first boot account setup?

FYI, you don’t have to flash each time, you can just uncheck everything except for package install to the Jetson. Prior to this see if you can “ping 192.168.55.1”, and if that works, see if you can ssh to the account you created. The Jetson will be fully booted for this…only actual flash uses recovery mode.

Yes, I have run the first boot account setup. One problem is, on JetPack 4.2.2, the screen freezes on “A start job is running for End-user configuration after initial OEM installation”, so I have to manually reset the Xavier before setting up the account. After that, I am unable to SSH into the Xavier, so I cannot continue installing the packages. I need to flash the OS, since the device was previously on JetPack 4.2, and I would like to upgrade. I also tried making sure the Xavier was in USB device mode, but that did not help either.

Someone else may be able to suggest why it gets stuck at “A start job is running for End-user configuration after initial OEM installation”, but this is one I don’t know about since you’ve actually completed the first boot setup.

Resetting the Xavier did allow me to eventually finish installing the packages. I think the original issue was to do with the USB connection that somehow changed some properties on the host.