Yellow Installation Fail

I have been trying for days to get get HA Yellow Kit to install with a CM 4 (CM4102032). The CM4 was used in a prior project.

I have gone through all the trouble shooting and tried to get HA to install via the USB. The yellow light never moves past a heartbeat.

I have since installed HA Yellow on the eMMC by mounting the device with rpiboot and using RPi imager to load HA Yellow Installer. Same issue when powered, yellow light gets stuck at heart beat. Using the serial console and running Screen the boot seems to crash right as I’m prompted for the user credentials. Last few lines are

[    7137961] hub 1-1:10: USB hub found
[    7141962] hub 1-1:10: 4 ports detected
[    7149466] [drm] Initialized vc4 000 20140616 for gpu on minor 0
[    7156197] vc4-drm gpu: [drm] Cannot find any crtc or sizes
[  OK  ] Started Input Event Daemon
[  OK  ] Started Serial Getty on ttyAMA2
[  OK  ] Reached target Login Prompts
[  OK  ] Reached target Multi-User System
         Starting Wait for Network to be Configured
[    7261949] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329585859:7): prog-id=11 op=LOAD
         Starting Network Name Resolution
[    7283061] input-event-daemon[222]: input-event-daemon: Start listening on 1 devices
[  OK  ] Reached target Sound Card
[    7509804] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_htclk: HT Avail timeout (1000000): clkctl 0x50
[    9916843] random: crng init done
[    9920268] random: 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
[  OK  ] Started Network Name Resolution
[  OK  ] Reached target Network
[  OK  ] Reached target Host and Network Name Lookups
[   10301060] bcmgenet fd580000ethernet eth0: Link is Up - 1Gbps/Full - flow control rx/tx
[   10309331] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready

Welcome to Buildroot
yellow-installer login: [   17373066] vc4-drm gpu: [drm] Cannot find any crtc or sizes
[   18299976] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329596895:8): prog-id=12 op=LOAD
[   18306864] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329596895:9): prog-id=13 op=LOAD
[   18313710] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329596899:10): prog-id=14 op=LOAD
[   35804854] cam-dummy-reg: disabling
[   48633012] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329627231:11): prog-id=0 op=UNLOAD
[   48640003] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329627231:12): prog-id=0 op=UNLOAD
[   48646942] audit: type=1334 audit(1683329627231:13): prog-id=0 op=UNLOAD

Any idea what the issue is? Any suggestions are very welcome.


Playing around with this again. When I go to run rpiboot it gives me a couple weird lines about not being able to open config.txt

RPIBOOT: build-date May 25 2023 version 20221215~105525 c4b12f85
Waiting for BCM2835/6/7/2711...
Loading embedded: bootcode4.bin
Sending bootcode.bin
Successful read 4 bytes 
Waiting for BCM2835/6/7/2711...
Loading embedded: bootcode4.bin
Second stage boot server
Cannot open file config.txt
Cannot open file pieeprom.sig
Loading embedded: start4.elf
File read: start4.elf
Cannot open file fixup4.dat
Second stage boot server done

Any ideas what’s going on? I’m still totally stuck and banging my head on the wall.

Appreciate it.

I’m also seeing this when trying to get rpiboot running on macOS to fix the same issue :frowning:

Same problem here - First try recommended method (use USB), then I mount it with ripboot but first-time installation stacked - LED colored yellow not goes away. Documentation says: it could not communicate with network. Installation not completed.

My problem Resolved.
My unit is - Yellow Kit POE with Raspberry Pi CM-4 with NVMe SSD 512
I did several steps, not sure which one make success:

  1. Physically re-attach and plug again with “click” CM4
  2. Remove additional SSD memory.
  3. DISABLE PoE by changing Jumper → Class 3 , then class 4, finally disable PoE - set contactor to one pin. Note, unfortunately PoE was not working with my router(s) from the beginning.
  4. Re-install Home Assistant by option 2 - ripboot.
    Finally, LED yellow stop blinking an my web browser allowed me to start registration.

Hi PJHome, I think I have the same problem as you. Can you elaborate on step 3, how exactly do you disable PoE?

to disable PoE just move jumper to one pin. Mean NO clas3 and NO clas4.
Screenshot 2023-12-07 191647