SD Card Troubleshooting





If you're having problems with your SD card, check the following:
  1. Make sure you have upgraded the firmware on your Intel® Galileo Board.
    1. In Arduino* IDE, go to Help > Firmware Update.
    2. Follow the directions. It takes a few minutes to finish.
  2. Make sure the SD card is formatted as FAT or FAT32. Use the SD Formatter to format you SD card.
    1. Open Windows Explorer* file manager.
    2. Right-click on the SD card.
    3. Click Properties. The file system line should be FAT or FAT32.
  3. Make sure the unzipped files from the Linux* image are in the correct spot. In the top level of the SD card, the files should be:
    1. boot (a directory)
    2. core-image-minimal-initramfs-clanton.cpio.gz
    3. image-full-clanton.ext3
    4. bzImage
  4. When you boot, you see a Grub menu. Make sure the default selects the SD card and isn't booting from the SPI.
    1. The option to boot from the SD card should have the phrase: kernel-MassStorage, not kernel-SPI.
    2. You can edit the grub.conf file to fix the defaults.
      1. On your SD card: e:/boot/grub/grub.conf
      2. Open with a text editor. Change the default number, or remove any options other than the SD card.
  5. Verify that you booted with the SD card. Check to see if the SD card is in the file structure. It should display as /media/mmcblk0p1/, or something similar.