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Intel Galileo - pre-loaded Windows not booting; possibly "old" firmware RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm beginning to suspect that my Galileo board I've received from Microsoft's IoT program (BTW I'm really grateful for that) has shipped with clean, unmodified, generic firmware from Intel which enables to boot only Linux-based systems. As far as I know, Microsoft modified Galileo firmware to enable booting Windows Embedded.

    The moment I received the board, I followed Getting Started guide, but no matter how I tried, Galileo Watcher didn't recognize my board. Moreover, there was no Windows booting (the LED near SD card was supposed to be blinking rapidly for ~ 2 min, but it blinked maybe twice, and then nothing).

    However, I flawlessly connected the board and deployed the "blinking LED" example using Intel Getting Started Guide.

    It seems it's a firmware-related issue. I wanted to manually update it, but the Troubleshooting page redirects me to Update your Galileo, which is unavailable. Moreover, the I brought my own Galileo section is marked as Coming Soon.

    Can anyone from Windows IoT section provide a way to manually update the firmware and the firmware itself?

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:21 PM

Answers

  • Witaj Marcinie ;)

    Regarding the Feedback section, I also had a problem with that. I spend 40 minutes trying to figure it out. I even ended up creating a new account, just to see whether it might be a permission problem.

    It wasn't. The link seems to somehow broken. Fortunately, I figured the way how to access it by trials and errors. The main link https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembeddedIoT/Feedback doesn't work, but you can see the list of submitted bugs at https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembeddedIoT/feedbackdetail and submit the bugs here.

    I already reported the broken page at their Help section. Let's hope they'll fix it soon.

    Regarding the problem I described at the begging, it wasn't an issue with firmware. It was... microSD card. By pure coincidence, I copied the pre-loaded on another card and everything work flawlessly. I'm kinda happy, but if it hadn't been for pure luck, I still wouldn't be able to run Windows on Galileo.



    Friday, August 8, 2014 10:50 AM

All replies

  • Hello! Thanks for your interest in the Windows Developer Program for IoT.

    Please post the question to the Connect Forums that you have access to as a program participant.

    You may need to signup for a Connect account if you don't have one already:

    http://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembeddediot/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=8558

    From there we can help identify what occurred.

    There is no way currently to manually update the firmware on the Galileo to get Windows running.

    thanks

    @IoTDan

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:31 PM
  • Hello!

    A little bit oft but I'm marked also as a program participant and I can't access site Feedback on site that you share. I couldn't find any other ways to get help, so I wrote here.

    It gives me error with code to test to us like 82a06758-5e2c-440a-b805-bfdfd8a83feb, already sent. I'm quite disappointed because I can't start working on my Galileo with problem I described in forums here.

    Can you help me?


    Greets,

    Marcin

    Friday, August 8, 2014 8:19 AM
  • Witaj Marcinie ;)

    Regarding the Feedback section, I also had a problem with that. I spend 40 minutes trying to figure it out. I even ended up creating a new account, just to see whether it might be a permission problem.

    It wasn't. The link seems to somehow broken. Fortunately, I figured the way how to access it by trials and errors. The main link https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembeddedIoT/Feedback doesn't work, but you can see the list of submitted bugs at https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembeddedIoT/feedbackdetail and submit the bugs here.

    I already reported the broken page at their Help section. Let's hope they'll fix it soon.

    Regarding the problem I described at the begging, it wasn't an issue with firmware. It was... microSD card. By pure coincidence, I copied the pre-loaded on another card and everything work flawlessly. I'm kinda happy, but if it hadn't been for pure luck, I still wouldn't be able to run Windows on Galileo.



    Friday, August 8, 2014 10:50 AM
  • Any idea when the manual firmware update will be enabled?  I have another Galileo I'd like to use for this.
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:38 AM
  • Thanks JohnnyTheSmith!

    I had the same problem! The 16GB SanDisk Ultra Plus microSD that I received with the kit was not working with the Galileo.

    I bought a 32GB Samsung EVO Class 10 and followed this tutorial (https://ms-iot.github.io/content/IBoughtAGalileo.htm) and now it works!

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:06 PM
  • Manual device setup is now available here:  http://ms-iot.github.io/content/IBoughtAGalileo.htm

    Ric Lewis

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:19 PM