Is it one specific Breakout Board that presents this behavior? Do you have any external circuitry connected to it?
Also, the voltage that you’re applying comes from a battery or an external power supply? In case you’re using a battery, have you tried with an external power supply? I would suggest you to check this thread too, https://communities.intel.com/thread/60756, in case you’re using a battery.
You can also try flashing your board, there might be a kernel issue that’s causing this behavior. Here are the instructions https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-98643.
Thank you, the link to 9V battery not powering Edison mini breakout board (J21) helps. As mentioned there, I am using a smallish battery (100mA lipo) which is attached to the edison when the power is applied.
When I remove the lipo battery and apply power the board now boots.
I will move to a larger battery and see how that goes. It may have something to do with the level of discharge of the battery and thus the current that is being drawn at boot time ?
I know that it was not a software issue because I swapped edison chips with a system that was working and the problem continued. I suspect the battery charging circuit on the edison breakout board.