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JetPack-5.0 Installation for DSBOX-NX2

Jetson Xavier NX

31 May 2022
ENVIRONMENT

Hardware 1: DSBOX-NX2

Hardware 2: Corsair Gaming PC

OS 2: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

In this tutorial, we will install JetPack-5.0 for DSBOX-NX2. First, we will include our Image, DTB & NVGPU kernel file in Jetson OS image. Then, we will install the Jetson OS into the DSBOX-NX2. Finally, we will install the Jetson SDK components into it.


This blog post prepared on JetPack-5.0.1 Developer Preview version. It will be updated on the next JetPack-5.0 Production Release.


Attention: If you want to transfer the root file-system to an external drive, please format it before starting this blog post.


Known Issues:

- M.2 Key-B

- CSI 2nd Port

- RS232 Receive 

- RS485 Receive

Including the Kernel Files in Jetson OS Image

Open the NVIDIA SDK Manager. Select “JetPack 5.0.1 DP” for Target Operating System and “Jetson Xavier NX modules” for Target Hardware (The “Host Machine” components are not required). Then continue to Step 2.


Choose only “Jetson OS”, accept the terms & conditions and continue to Step 3.


The SDK Manager will ask the username’s password. Fill it and continue.


A few seconds later...


After the Jetson OS has created, the SDK Manager asks the Jetson module’s flashing style. Just skip it and exit from the SDK Manager.


Open the target HW image folder. (~/nvidia/nvidia_sdk/JetPack_5.0.1_DP_Linux_JETSON_XAVIER_NX_TARGETS/Linux_for_Tegra/)


Download the BSP files from GitHub link and extract it:


Copy the “Image” file from the extracted folder to the “kernel” folder.


Then, copy the DTB file into the “kernel/dtb” folder.


Return to the “JetPack_5.0.1_DP_Linux_JETSON_XAVIER_NX_TARGETS” folder and copy the "nvgpu.ko" file.


Open a Terminal in the “Linux_for_Tegra” folder.


Create the system binaries with this command below:


sudo ./apply_binaries.sh


Update the NVGPU kernel file on the sample root file-system with this command below:


sudo mv ../nvgpu.ko rootfs/usr/lib/modules/5.10.65-tegra/kernel/drivers/gpu/nvgpu/nvgpu.ko


Hint: If you want to configure your username-password & hostname with default settings, you can create user without the Ubuntu installation wizard. To do this, type this command below:


sudo tools/l4t_create_default_user.sh -u {USERNAME} -p {PASSWORD} -a -n {HOSTNAME} --accept-license

For example (username:"nvidia", password:"nvidia", device-name:"nvidia-desktop"):


sudo tools/l4t_create_default_user.sh -u nvidia -p nvidia -a -n nvidia-desktop --accept-license



Then, create the system image with this command below:


sudo ./flash.sh --no-flash jetson-xavier-nx-devkit-emmc mmcblk0p1


A few seconds later …

Jetson OS Installation

Connect the recovery USB (between installer PC & DSBOX-NX2's recovery USB) and power connection of your DSBOX-NX2.

While the DSBOX-NX2's power connector plugged in,

• press power button then wait for boot led lights up.

• press reset & recovery buttons together

• release reset button

• release the recovery button after 3 seconds later. This will set it to Recovery mode.


Then type lsusb and check the device connected in Recovery mode (0955:7e19 NVidia Corp.)


Flash the Jetson OS with this script:


sudo ./flash.sh -r jetson-xavier-nx-devkit-emmc mmcblk0p1


A few minutes later …


At the end of the script, the device will reboot. Complete your Ubuntu installation wizard (if you have not created a user with tools/l4t_create_default_user.sh script file) from the DSBOX-NX2 (language, keyboard type, location, username & password etc.).


To avoid kernel update with "apt upgrade" or "apt-get upgrade" commands, please follow this guide on the Jetson module.

Jetson SDK Components Installation

[Optional] Delete LibreOffice & ThunderBird packages (if you don’t need) and remove the unnecessary packages to increase the free space. To do this type these commands to the DSBOX-NX2 side:


sudo apt remove -y libreoffice* thunderbird*
sudo apt autoremove -y
sudo apt clean


Connect the DSBOX-NX2 to the Ethernet or connect its Recovery USB to the Host PC. Then open the NVIDIA SDK Manager. Select “JetPack 5.0.1 DP” for Target Operating System and “Jetson Xavier NX modules” for Target Hardware. (The “Host Machine” components are not required) Then continue to Step 2.


Choose only the “Jetson SDK Components”, accept the terms & conditions and continue to Step 3.


The SDK Manager will ask the username’s password. Fill it and continue.


Type the IP address, username and password of DSBOX-NX2 and Install the SDK Components.

At the end of the installation, the DSBOX-NX2 becomes ready.



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