October 4, 2012


Note: 6q_bootscript has been renamed to 6x_bootscript

See this post on upgrading U-Boot, and this script on the new boot scripts for details.

In an earlier blog post, we described our convention of deferring all start-up functions of the SABRE Lite and Nitrogen6X boards to a boot script named /6q_bootscript.

Later today, we’ll publish a pre-release of U-Boot for these boards that automatically detects displays and provides some on-screen help text for the user, including a link to this post.

If you’re following that link, the somewhat cryptic messages indicate that the boot loader was unable to find a bootable medium. It searched your SATA drive and both SD card slots and was unable to locate a FAT or ext2/3/4 partition containing a file named 6q_bootscript.

If you have one of these attached to the board, please double-check the medium. The file must be present within the first partition. It must also contain a valid series of U-Boot commands that presumably leads to the loading of an O/S.

A serial console is normally available on the cable so labelled attached to J17. You should be able to connect this to a serial port and a terminal emulator like Hyperterm, TeraTerm, or PuTTY.
The detailed settings are:

  • Baud Rate: 115200
  • Data Bits: 8
  • Parity: none
  • Stop Bits: 1
  • Flow Control: None

The detailed messages produced on this connection may give you an indication of what went wrong.

Contact us at info@boundarydevices.com if you need additional support.