BBB occasionally won't boot without a Reset (Bug #53)

Added by Louis McCarthy over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/27/2014
Priority:Low Due date:
Assignee:Gerald Coley % Done:


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On a few occasions, I've had to press the reset button in order to get the BBB to boot. I am running the 1/22 image with a custom kernel (recompiled slight changes to tsc files in kernel 3.8.13-bone37) on an uSD card. The eMMC has an Ubuntu image.

I had the BBB unplugged overnight. I plugged it in and it didn't light up the 4 LEDs at all (power LED was on). I pushed the reset button and it booted to the uSD card just fine. I don't, and didn't, have to hold the boot button in order to get it to boot to the uSD.

Not sure if it was something I did, by updating the zImage under uboot, or if it is part of the previous calling of "sudo shutdown -h now".


Updated by Louis McCarthy over 4 years ago

After calling "sudo reboot" about 20 times during the course of the day, today, it hung up again.

Pressing "reset" button brings it back to life.

Updated by Bill Traynor about 4 years ago

Is this still a valid open bug?

  • Assignee set to Gerald Coley

Updated by Gerald Coley about 4 years ago

Closed on revision A6. Additional up dates on later revisions.


  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Closed

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