The Development Kit is delivered with a pre-flashed bootloader. The following instructions for flashing images from SD card will be useful if you want to:
- Flash images because eMMC is empty
- Upgrade to a new release
- Use custom built images
The images to be flashed will need to be copied to the /boot or /rootfs/boot/ partition of a properly formatted SD card as described in the Creating a Bootable SD Card instructions.
The Linux commands listed in this section will only work correctly if Linux is booted from SD card.
Partition eMMC from u-boot
Write a GPT partition table to eMMC. Create UUIDs for the disk and each partition by executing the following on the host machine:
After making all required connections, power on the board and enter U-Boot. Set the UUIDs for the disk and rootfs to the generated values:
The partition gpt partition will be visible after a reset. (Note that mmc0 corresponds with the SD card slot interface, while mmc1 corresponds with eMMC):
Partition eMMC from Linux
Boot into Linux from the SD card, then use fdisk with the following options to write a new GPT partition table to eMMC:
Flashing the boot loader
Flashing the boot loader from U-Boot
Copy the MLO and u-boot.img from the /boot partition of the SD card (connector X2, mmc0 in U-Boot) to eMMC (mmc1 in U-Boot):
Flashing the boot loader from Linux
Boot into Linux from the SD card and run the following commands to copy MLO and u-boot.img to eMMC:
Flashing the root filesystem
If rootfs.ext4 is larger than the size of the DDR3, it can only be flashed in Linux. The default rootfs.ext4 for BSP-Yocto-TISDK-AM57xx-PD18.2.0 is larger than the default DDR3 size (2GB).
The rootfs.ext4 image is not loaded to the card by default. Copy it to the root of the rootfs partition on the SD card.
Flashing the root filesystem from Linux
Boot into Linux from the SD card, then copy the root filesystem to eMMC:
Flashing the root filesystem from u-boot
This assumes the SD card was created with TI's create-sdcard.sh script. If the SD card is formatted differently, the ext4load command may need to be replaced by fatload.
Copy the root filesystem from the /rootfs partition of the SD card (connector X2, mmc0 in U-Boot) to eMMC (mmc1 in U-boot):