Im using the Beginners guide to Porting NETMF guide in attempt to build the NETMF from source and deploy it onto my Fez Hydra board. But Im having some issues. Ive successfully built tinyCLR and tinyBooter, but Im not able to deploy my own tinyBooter to the board.
Ive erased the flash and installed the usb-serial drivers, so I can see the board on COM3 or COM4 in device manager. When I open the SAM-BA program included with the SDK (sam-ba_cdc.exe, version 2.10), I can select the serial connection to the board, and I select at91sam9rl64-ek as the board type, then click OK. Every time I do this, the application quits with an error message (http://i.imgur.com/1kXi1xx.png).
Ive tried downloading a newer version of SAM-BA (v. 2.12) from atmels website to see if i could install tinybooter with that. When I run that version and click connect, the window disappears and SAM-BA hangs indefinitely.
Interestingly, the sam-ba_cdc program does work when I use the UpdateFEZHydra.bat script. I guess, in theory, I could use that script to deploy my compiled firmware, but I dont know where the FEZ_Hydra_Tinybooter.bin and GHI_OSHW_BOOTSTRAP.bin would come from after I build the TinyBooter project.
Im wondering what could be causing my inability to connect to my board in SAM-BA.