How to Firmware Update dey-image-tiny ?


I’m using a ccimx6ulstarter (dey-2.2-r3) with a customized dey-image-tiny.
I want to perform a firmware update.

For this I created a file as the one of .
Then I loaded a fw_env.config to the device under /etc containing the following:

NAND example

MTD device name Device offset Env. size Flash sector size Number of sectors

#/dev/mtd0 0x4000 0x4000 0x20000 2
/dev/mtd0 0x300000 0x20000 0x20000 1

When I perform this command:

update-firmware /mnt/update/dey-image-tiny-swu-ccimx6ulstarter.swu

I’ve got this error:
Too few good blocks within range
Error: getenv ‘recovery_command’
Error: update_firmware

Could you please tell me what I’m missing ? Since the firmware update procedure is planned for core-image-base and not for dey-image-tiny.

Thanks in advance.


Please take a look here:
does it look similar?

Hi Leonid,

Not really similar.

My issue is related to my previous asked question:
Can’t apply partition table modifications on U-Boot

Below is how I’m proceeding:

1- Change mtdparts variable and define new indexes on ccimx6ul_common.h U-boot header file

2- Then compiling the new U-boot:

bitbake -f -c compile u-boot-dey

bitbake -c deploy u-boot-dey

3- After flashing this new bootloader .imx to the device

4- Reset the board so it boots on this new bootloader

5- # env default -a
And I can see with a printenv that mtdparts changed with new partition table

6- # saveenv

7- Erase partition and flash images of kernel, recovery and rootfs
Till here all is going well

8- When I want to wipe the update partition as the following:

setenv recovery_command wipe_update

#run recoverycmd

I have an issue when rebooting in recovery mode to wipe the update partition and it’s the same issue when trying to perform a software update.

Below is the log:
ubi2: attaching mtd12
ubi2: scanning is finished
ubi2: empty MTD device detected
ubi2: attached mtd12 (name “update”, size 85 MiB)
ubi2: PEB size: 131072 bytes (128 KiB), LEB size: 126976 bytes
ubi2: min./max. I/O unit sizes: 2048/2048, sub-page size 2048
ubi2: VID header offset: 2048 (aligned 2048), data offset: 4096
ubi2: good PEBs: 680, bad PEBs: 0, corrupted PEBs: 0
ubi2: user volume: 0, internal volumes: 1, max. volumes count: 128
ubi2: max/mean erase counter: 0/0, WL threshold: 4096, image sequence number: 2412561497
ubi2: available PEBs: 634, total reserved PEBs: 46, PEBs reserved for bad PEB handling: 40
ubi2: background thread “ubi_bgt2d” started, PID 208
ERROR: Could not mount ‘update’ partition, volume not found
ubi2: detaching mtd12
ubi2: mtd12 is detached
rmdir: ‘/mnt/update’: No such file or directory
/etc/rpm-postinsts/100-u-boot-fw-utils: line 52: arithmetic syntax error
run-parts: /etc/rpm-postinsts/100-u-boot-fw-utils: exit status 2
Error opening /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[RECOVERY] Starting recovery…
Cannot parse config file ‘/etc/fw_env.config’: Invalid argument
Error: environment not initialized
Cannot parse config file ‘/etc/fw_env.config’: Invalid argument
Error: environment not initialized
[RECOVERY] [ERROR] No command found
[RECOVERY] The system will now reboot in 10 seconds
reboot: Restarting system

It’s sure that I’m missing something in the way to do (change NAND partition table & software update) related to the update partition but I can’t find what (Maybe missing to update device tree file after this change ??).

Could you please help to resolve my issue ?

Thanks in advance.



Need to include these two packages to the rootfs image:
recovery-utils + u-boot-fw-utils