Unable to perform initial setup after flashing from script


I used the flash.sh script in L4T to flash the Jetson Xavier NX.

However, once the flash process is done, the initial setup client does not appear, instead it says:

Started Session c1 of user gnome-initial-setup
Started containerd container runtime
Started User Manager for UID 123

When I try to SSH into the Jetson from UART, i’m prompted to login:

localhost login:

Anyone knows what is the default login id and password?

hello haoye94,

the initial setups should shows-up on the target side, please setup display monitor to continue the configurations.

Hi Jerry,

Yes I plugged a monitor, but it is stuck at a console screen:

hello haoye94,

please share your steps to flash Xavier NX for reference,
you cannot ssh to the target since it did not boot into OS to register the IP address. please setup serial console to gather bootloader logs for the details.

Hi Jerry,

  1. Download L4T Driver Package and Sample Root File System from Jetson Linux | NVIDIA Developer
  2. Unzip L4T package
  3. Unzip sample root file system into Linux_for_Tegra/rootfs/
  4. Create directory Linux_for_Tegra/rootfs/boot/extlinux/
  5. Create extlinux.conf file with the following contents:
DEFAULT primary
MENU TITLE L4T boot options
LABEL primary
      MENU LABEL primary kernel
      LINUX /boot/Image
      INITRD /boot/initrd
      APPEND ${cbootargs} quiet root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rw rootwait rootfstype=ext4 console=ttyTCU0,115200n8 console=tty0 fbcon=map:0 net.ifnames=0 

  1. Power on Jetson in recovery mode, connect microusb to host
  2. run sudo ./flash.sh jetson-xaiver-nx-devkit mmcblk0p1

uart_log.txt (148.8 KB)

hello haoye94,

your Xavier NX is boot into UbuntuOS and waiting for user account login,
for example,

Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS localhost.localdomain ttyTCU0
localhost login: 

Hi Jerry,

But I have never set the login id and password before, this is the first boot after flashing, what is the default login credentials?


hello haoye94,

it should be the host script l4t_create_default_user.sh executed during your steps to create a default user.
please also refer to developer guide, Skipping oem-config.

how about using NVIDIA SDK Manager | NVIDIA Developer to download/flash JetPack release to your target?