5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2015 11:47 AM by Louis4sun

    Intel Galileo gen2 beginner



      Beginner with Intel Galileo gen2 on Win 7 64 bits (some experience with UnoR3 and Mega 2650)

      What I have done

      a) Downloading Arduino+Intel IDE software. Get 1.6.0

      b) Downloading driver "Gadget serial v2.4"

      When running Arduino 1.6.0

      1) Intel Galileo Gen 2 is ticked on the list "board". Good

      2) Port is COM10 (Win7) Good

      3) Galileo is well powered :  two green LEDs are lighted on top of the board


      Menus are in french (no problem as I am french in France)

      First problem : not possible to find update board firmware

      There is no submenu Help / Firmware update or (Aide / mise a jour ?)


      Second problem: I load a simple sketch "Blink LED 12  = modified Blink LED 13 "

      I have a LED + 1kohm between 5V and pin digital 12

      Compiling is OK (verification in french)

      But problems to upload ('televerser in french) into the Galileo via USB microUSB client

      And LED is not blinking

      What is wrong with me ?



        • 1. Re: Intel Galileo gen2 beginner

          Hi Louis4sun,


          I would suggest you to download the latest Arduino IDE software (1.6.5), I believe you’ll get better results using the new IDE, https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. Unlike the Arduino IDE 1.6.0, where the packages for the Galileo and Edison boards are already there, in the Arduino IDE 1.6.5 you’ll probably need to download the packages manually, from the Board Manager menu, under the Tools tab.

          Open the Arduino IDE > Click on Tool > Go to Board: (a different board should be already selected by default, e.g: Yun) > Boards Manager > Search the Galileo package and download it.


          Regarding the issue with the board firmware, try with the Intel Galileo Firmware Update Tool, this should solve the issue.





          • 2. Re: Intel Galileo gen2 beginner


            Thanks for the suggestions

            I have installed IDE Arduino 1.6.5

            Board manager to update for Galileo Gen2 = successful

            Updating board firmware 1.0.4 (old was 1.0.2 on the board bought by Mouser) = successful

            Now I have to run sketches and see if all is OK



            • 3. Re: Intel Galileo gen2 beginner


              Again on my learning curve about Intel Galileo gen2. My config

              ** Win7 64 bits (portable PC)

              ** Arduino IDE 1.6.5

              ** INTEL Galileo gen2 board

              ** Board Firmware 1.0.4 installed

              ** Jack powered by 8V (2S LiIon 18650)

              I tried "blink L 13" from Arduino IDE (via USB client)

              a) Compiling successful

              b) Upload transfer complete

              c) Blink 13 is running well (L Led is blinking)


              Now my new question-problem

              When I power the Galileo Gen 2 again (after a no power status) the L Led is not blinking

              I suppose the program Blink L13 is not launched

              Is it necessary to burn a boatloader on my Galileo ?

              Thanks, regards


              • 4. Re: Intel Galileo gen2 beginner

                Hi Louis4sun,


                This usually happens when you use the SPI-Flash image of your Galileo. I would suggest you download the uClibc or eglibc image from the Downloads page, IoT - Intel® Galileo Board Download | Intel® Developer Zone. Just put the image into as SD card and insert it to your Galileo. By default, your board should boot from there. That way you shouldn’t have any problem uploading sketches and running them even after rebooting the board.

                You can check the differences between both images in this thread Re: what the difference between the 2 Linux Images?.




                • 5. Re: Intel Galileo gen2 beginner


                  Finally I have downloaded the official Galileo Image on my microSD

                  And all is OK

                  The Arduino IDE sketch "blink LED pin 13" is now launched after around 1 minute (after power ON)

                  On the root I have (for your info) one subdirectory "boot" and four files

                  boot\grub\grub.conf  (1 ko)

                  bzimage (1938 ko  no extension)

                  core-image-minimal-initramfs-cpio.gz (1653 ko)

                  grub.efi (274 ko)

                  image-full-galileo-clanton.ext3 (307200 ko)

                  I suppose the file grub.efi is the launcher



                  PS I have a 2S LiIOn 18650 pack on the jack ... Great