Monday, September 12, 2011

Beagleboard + Debian

We are going to use the demo image as available on

1. Download the debian demo image

2. Verify the image
$md5sum unstable-minimal-armhf-omap-2011-08-11.tar.xz
7020abf7c80e8e75eb54ba214ed9c849  unstable-minimal-armhf-omap-2011-08-11.tar.xz

2. Extract the image
tar xJf unstable-minimal-armhf-omap-2011-08-11.tar.xz
cd unstable-minimal-armhf-omap-2011-08-11

3. Install the image

Beagle Bx :
sudo ./ --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle_bx

Beagle Cx, xM A/B/C :
sudo ./ --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle

Panda :
sudo ./ --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot panda

Note: Replace the /dev/sdX with the sd card device name in the above commands

3. Insert the sd card into the beagleboard and reboot it, you will have debian running on the board.

The login details are :

username : root
password : root

username : debian
password : temppwd

4. To setup the network configuration, login as root and edit the /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf (please note that for Beagleboard xM the network device is eth0)

Link :

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