I have a Jetson Nano B01 AI development kit that isn’t booting correctly from an SD card image. I have followed the steps below as instructed to by the Jetson nano getting started page and am a Windows 10 user.
- Download the jetson-nano-jp451-sd-card-image from the Nvidia website
- Prepare a 64GB Sandisk Ultra micro-SD card by clearing and formatting to exFAT
- Download Balena Etcher
- Select the downloaded image and the target as the micro-SD card
- Let Etcher flash and validate the flash and then eject the card and insert it into the nano
- Initially I connected my monitor via HDMI and plugged in a mouse and keyboard before the first boot and tried to power it through the micro-USB with the jumper removed. This resulted in no output to the monitor via HDMI but the green power light did come on
- After trawling some forums I suspected I had an unstable or insufficient power supply, so I purchased a 5V, 4A power supply for the barrel jack connector and tried the same again with the jumper in place this time. Again no output on the HDMI but still a green light
- I have tried the same process on my TV and using different HDMI cables on different monitors and TVs, all with no luck.
- I have tried several different micro-SD cards of 32GB and 64GB capacity and also tried reverting back one version of the image to see if that worked, but it did not.
- I have tried to enter the setup via headless mode. To do this I plugged in the micro-USB cable (one capable of transmitting data) and then powered on the nano via the barrel jack. I opened device manager to try and detect the COM port so I could connect using PuTTy, but no COM ports were shown (tried showing hidden devices in device manager) so I couldn’t progress further down that route (are there any specific drivers I would need for this?).
- I then got hold of a cable to allow me to access the board’s UART pins via PuTTy and a serial connection to monitor the boot process. The log of which I have pasted below.
- From my search of the forums here, it seems like the log is showing an issue with how the SD card has been formatted and a lot of the solutions point to using SDK manager…
Can anyone see a glaring issue with why the formatting of the SD card is going wrong and offer a solution to this that I can carry out using Windows 10? I don’t have access to a Linux machine and from what I have read, SDK manager is not supported on virtual machines.
Thanks for any help!
[0000.175] Get RamDumpCarveOut = 0x0
[0000.179] RamDumpCarveOut=0x0, RamDumperFlag=0xe59ff3f8
[0000.184] Last reboot was clean, booting normally!
[0000.188] Sdram initialization is successful
[0000.192] SecureOs Carveout Base=0x00000000ff800000 Size=0x00800000
[0000.199] Lp0 Carveout Base=0x00000000ff780000 Size=0x00001000
[0000.204] BpmpFw Carveout Base=0x00000000ff700000 Size=0x00080000
[0000.210] GSC1 Carveout Base=0x00000000ff600000 Size=0x00100000
[0000.216] GSC2 Carveout Base=0x00000000ff500000 Size=0x00100000
[0000.222] GSC4 Carveout Base=0x00000000ff400000 Size=0x00100000
[0000.228] GSC5 Carveout Base=0x00000000ff300000 Size=0x00100000
[0000.234] GSC3 Carveout Base=0x000000017f300000 Size=0x00d00000
[0000.250] RamDump Carveout Base=0x00000000ff280000 Size=0x00080000
[0000.256] Platform-DebugCarveout: 0
[0000.259] Nck Carveout Base=0x00000000ff080000 Size=0x00200000
[0000.265] Non secure mode, and RB not enabled.
[0000.269] BoardID = 3448, SKU = 0x0
[0000.272] QSPI-ONLY: SkipQspiOnlyFlag = 0
[0000.276] Nano-SD: checking PT table on QSPI …
[0000.281] Read PT from (2:0)
[0000.296] Using BFS PT to query partitions
[0000.300] PT: Partition TBC NOT found !
[0000.304] Warning: Find Partition via PT Failed
[0000.308] BoardID = 3448, SKU = 0x0
[0000.311] QSPI-ONLY: SkipQspiOnlyFlag = 0
[0000.315] Nano-SD: checking PT table on QSPI …
[0000.320] PT: Partition TBC NOT found !
[0000.323] Warning: Find Partition via PT Failed
[0000.327] Error is 1`