Is this all the log the Edison outputs before rebooting? If it isn't, could you attach the whole log?
If you are able to see the option that says: "Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0", could you then hit any key to stop the booting and type "run do_ota ".
Also does you computer recognize the Edison? I mean when not using the Linux console.
Thanks for your help Peter.
It wasn't all of the log, but the very beginning of it disappeared off the top of the screen before I could capture it. The message above is the text that kept repeating over and over though.
Now when I go to try again and get the top of the message I can't get the screen command to work!
I get to screen /dev/cu. then tab and the only options are:
cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port cu.Bluetooth-Modem cu.usbmodemfa143
I've tried resetting it a bunch of times, but the usbserial option never appears.
I can see the Edison drive come up though. It's there with the contents of the Yocto image:
So I'm still stuck. Though now:
* Can't progress past step 4 - Flashing Edison on Flashing Edison (wired) - Mac because there is no usbserial available.
* I can see the Edison drive in Finder
* Watching the lights on the board, I don't think it's looping over and over again any more, but I'm not sure what state it is in.
I found an alternate method of flashing that I could still do on Re: How to recover Edison firmware in intel_dan's post:
This should work on OSX (not official instructions, just what worked for me):
1. Install Homebrew by running the command
type/run: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
2. install dfu-util, coreutils, and gnu-getopt
type/run: brew install dfu-util coreutils gnu-getopt
3. Download and extract Edison Image
download: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/24271/eng/edison-image-ww36-14.zip and double click on the zip file to extract it
in your terminal change to the directory where you extracted the linux image
(example your directory may be different) type/run: cd ~/Downloads/edison-image-ww36-14
4. Run the flashall script and then plug usb cable into board
Note: Flashing takes a couple of minutes and there is no realtime progress meter etc.
when the flashing is complete you will see a message saying "U-boot & Kernel System Flash Success..."
This worked (or at least it looked like it worked) however I still have no serial connection.
I also didn't see the lights go out at all after this completed so not sure if it did reboot twice or not.
The issue appears to have been a dodgy usb cable. At least that's one of the only things I changed and now it's working!
I believe fixing my problems was a combination of a successful flash using the PC, having power coming from the PC and data to the Mac laptop (perhaps it wasn't getting enough power when both were coming out of the same USB bus?) and swapping an older usb cable for a newer one.