Unable to ssh into Orin 32gb as final step of flashing OS to Box

Hello, I’m attempting to put the latest firmware/OS onto the Orin 32gb box. In the final step the SDKmanager attempts to ssh into the box and fails.

(comment to Nvidia, why ssh into the box at all? Let the OS download and have the system come up like any other OS flash like SBC devices.)

The ssh is just for downloading the SDK but not related to flash OS.

If only want to flash OS, then you could skip SDK installation part.

I do need the OS and the SDK. The Orin is stuck a reboot loop when powered on.

Let’s clarify the situation one by one.
So did the flash process finish or you are not sure?

ok
The flash process fails on ssh. rebooting the box happens if reset. I may have assumed incorrect that if the SDK failed the OS would still be installed.

During the setup process an IP is given to the Orin. Could the ssh be using the IP to connect and not the USB-C cable?

Hi,

The flash process fails on ssh. rebooting the box happens if reset. I may have assumed incorrect that if the SDK failed the OS would still be installed.

Sorry to say that I have no idea about what you are trying to tell here.
Please share me the screenshot of your sdkmanager. I can tell whether the flash is done or not.

During the setup process an IP is given to the Orin. Could the ssh be using the IP to connect and not the USB-C cable?

Yes, the sdkmanager has option to let you use ethernet to ssh. But that all depends on whether OS could be up or not.

I’ve attached the log. thankyou
Rob

SDKM_logs_JetPack_6.0_(rev._1)_Linux_for_Jetson_AGX_Orin_modules_2024-06-10_09-27-11.zip (367 KB)

Ok. I got your problem here. Some background story first.

  1. If you want to flash internal emmc storage on your board, sdkmanager will use flash.sh to flash your board. This method does not need any extra NFS server or ssh setup. (but this method cannot flash external storage)

  2. If you want to flash external storage (SSD), it will use a tool called initrd flash which will flash the board’s QSPI storage first for bootloader and then boot into initrd and then use NFS server on your host and ssh to Jetson to do the rest of work to flash external drive.

Your flash failure here is (2).

Error log is :

info: Either the device cannot mount the NFS server on the host or a flash command has failed.

You could try to disable the firewall setting on your host PC to see if it can work.
Or you could also try (1) to not flash external SSD and it shall bypass this error.

thanks anyway

That should have been thanks for you time!