Ive got another BBB (and cape) which I'll also start using the bela image on (now I have this one basically working) , I'll see if it has similar issues or not.
I think there could be 2 different issues (possibly related):
- which seems eth0 is not ready (as log above)
- where eth0 does come up, but is not getting a dhcp response 'in time'
for the later, Ive updated /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf to have a timeout, but will try other options.
I do think its just a timing issue, as when it fails, and I log in via the USB link, I find eth0 is up, it just doesn't have an ip address. so at some point its definitely finding the eth0, but perhaps after the initial boot, and then for some reason dhcp fails.
I'll keep an eye on it, perhaps with the timeout it will improve... its a bit hard to test, as seems random when it works or not. (Ive a suspicion is variability in dhcp response time from server)
If all else fails, I'll just just set static addresses, which would result in a faster boot time and eliminate dhcp as a possible cause.
anyway, don't worry about it for now, I'll report back if/when Ive got a better idea with whats going on.
(we can also see if any other users see similar issues)