Booting Linux from eMMC

Use the procedure documented below to install the U-Boot firmware, Linux kernel and filesystem images to the eMMC on the STM32MP1 module. Having completed the installation, the STM32MP1 SOM will boot to Linux from the eMMC on next reset / power on.

Note that the procedure will erase all data previously present on the eMMC.

Here is the installation procedure:

  1. Follow the instructions in the Section 5 of  to install the STM32CubeProgrammer Tool to your host.

  2. Add STM32_Programmer_CLI to your PATH:

    $ export PATH=$PATH:/opt/st/bin: $ STM32_Programmer_CLI ------------------------------------------------------------------- STM32CubeProgrammer v2.7.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Usage : STM32_Programmer_CLI.exe [command_1] [Arguments_1][[command_2] [Arguments_2]...] ...
  3. Power off the board and select the USB Serial Downloader mode (see in Selecting Boot Device).

  4. Attach the microUSB for STM32MP1-SOM cable to connector P5 of the BSB and to the Linux host.

  5. Power on the board, attaching another USB-C cable to connector J10 for STM32MP1-BSB.

  6. Check that the programming USB port (DFU interface) appeared on the host (note the "Device Index" in the output):

    $ STM32_Programmer_CLI -l ------------------------------------------------------------------- STM32CubeProgrammer v2.7.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------- ===== DFU Interface ===== Total number of available STM32 device in DFU mode: 1 Device Index : USB1 USB Bus Number : 001 USB Address Number : 004 Product ID : DFU in HS Mode @Device ID /0x500, @Revision ID /0x0000 Serial number : 003000193338511534383330 Firmware version : 0x0110 Device ID : 0x0500
  7. Download the Emcraft release images from Emcraft site and unpack them into the arbitrary directory. (If you are installing the images built by Yocto, navigate to builddir/tmp-glibc/deploy/images/stm32mp15-som directory):

    $ ls -l total 203344 -rw-rw-r-- 1 psl psl 208217109 Apr 27 13:52 images-stm32mp15-4.1.0.tar.bz2 $ tar xfj images-stm32mp15-4.1.0.tar.bz2 $ ls -l total 961696 drwxr-xr-x 3 psl psl 4096 Apr 16 21:53 arm-trusted-firmware drwxr-xr-x 2 psl psl 4096 Apr 16 20:55 bootloader -rw-r--r-- 1 psl psl 558419968 Apr 20 20:59 emcraft-rootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp15-som.ext4 drwxrwxr-x 4 psl psl 4096 Apr 27 14:49 flashlayout_emcraft-rootfs -rw-rw-r-- 1 psl psl 208217109 Apr 27 13:52 images-stm32mp15-4.1.0.tar.bz2 drwxr-xr-x 2 psl psl 4096 Mar 8 20:46 scripts -rw-r--r-- 1 psl psl 67108864 Apr 20 20:57 st-image-bootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp15-som.ext4 -rw-r--r-- 1 psl psl 134217728 Apr 20 18:31 st-image-userfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp15-som.ext4 -rw-r--r-- 1 psl psl 16777216 Apr 20 18:31 st-image-vendorfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp15-som.ext4 $
  8. Run the following command to install the images to eMMC:

  9. Disconnect the cables from P5 and J10 for STM32MP1-SOM.

  10. Select the eMMC as the boot device (see in Selecting Boot Device).

  11. Connect USB-C cable to connector J10 for STM32MP1-BSB, this powers the board on.

  12. Connect to the serial console (see Setting Up the STM32MP1 SOM Starter Kit) and see the system booting: