Steps to Upgrade Target System and Host-PC for Drive AGX Xavier to Ubuntu 18.04 and Drive Software 10

Here’s my following info:
Hardware Platform: [DRIVE AGX Xavier™ Developer Kit]
Software Version: [DRIVE Software 9]
Host Machine Version: [native Ubuntu 16.04]

Hello,

I am trying to do some internet searches for steps to upgrade my Drive AGX Xavier System and Host PC to Ubuntu 18.04 and Drive Software 10 yet I am coming up quite short with the results. Most of the search results are about upgrading the Jetson and not the Drive AGX. I did find a short Nvidia guide on flashing the Drive AGX Xavier but it seemed very complex (talked about flashing and upgrading firmware). Do I also have to flash and re-download SDK manager to a newer version on my host-PC? Is there steps or a guide on how to upgrade the host-PC to Ubuntu 18.04? Should I upgrade my host-PC first before upgrading my target system?

If you could please provide steps that are more detailed about upgrading my target system(Drive AGX Xavier) and host-PC to Ubuntu 18.04 that would be great.

Cordially,
Brendan Sting

Hi @stin7931,

Yes, you need Ubuntu 18.04 for installing DRIVE Software 10.0.

Upgrading host system to Ubuntu 18.04 isn’t covered by nvidia.
But you can see if below pages help.


For DRIVE Software installation, please check DRIVE AGX System Installation with NVIDIA SDK Manager Quickstart Guide (Online). I would suggest to download and install the latest SDK Manager (or upgrade in the app) before installing DRIVE Software. Thanks!

Hello @VickNV,

Thank you for your quick response! I would also like to ask in regards to this upgrade process, do you manually update the PCIe switch and eSATA firmware before or after Drive Software 10 is flashed and installed onto the target AGX Xavier system? Also, do I manually have to install Ubuntu 18.04 on the target system like I am doing now for the host PC, or does flashing the target system using the host PC automatically update the Drive AGX Xavier system to Ubuntu 18.04 as well?

Cordially,
Brendan Sting

You can update update the firmwares after installation afterwards.
installation in SDK Manager will flash your target system and you don’t have to do any Ubuntu upgrade by yourselves.

Hello @VickNV,

I have an additional question now since I am getting some errors when using SDK manager on a Ubuntu 18.04 Host PC to install Drive Software 10 and Ubuntu 10 onto my target system. Should I have my Drive AGX Xavier turned off or on while performing “Step 3 - Setup Process” in SDK Manager on my host? Is there any dependencies I may be missing from my fresh wipe of Ubuntu 18.04 that SDK Manager might need to fully perform the flash of Drive Software 10 on my Drive AGX Xavier?

Please get back to me on these questions so I can properly use SDK manager to finally setup Drive Software 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 on my Drive AGX Xavier. Thank you!

Cordially,
Brendan Sting

Hi @stin7931,

Please create another topic for this issue and provide exported logs there. Thanks!

What do you mean “Ubuntu 10”? The target system is on or off doesn’t matter (it will remind you to power on it right before flashing).

No, SDK Manager should take care of everything.

Sorry I meant Ubuntu 18.04 not Ubuntu 10(must’ve mistyped). I will open a separate issue now for the bugs. Thanks for the responses!

Cordially,
Brendan Sting