The BeagleBoard is an inexpensive platform for hobbyists, academics, and professionals who are learning Linux and small systems. Figure 1 shows the BeagleBoard-xM. Figure 1. Building your working environment The following sections show you how to source required components, set up, and test the console.
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They can be used to repair corrupted cards or to create a backup version of the cards. They require a 4GB SD card for the image to fit.
These are full desktop images. There is now a uENV. This can be edited with a text editor and does not require post processing. This is still a 2. To initialize your card under Windows, you can do the following: 1. Download and install 7-zip compression software. Download the SD card image you want to use listed below.
These are the images that ship with the boards. Download the HP Formatting tool from one of the following locations. These versions are 2. The previous version that you could download was 2.
FAT has been dropped from version 2. Decompress the verification image file using 7-zip. If this a fresh card, one that has never been used, you can skip to step Select FAT Select FAT. Close the HPFormatter tool when done. Start the Win32DiskImager. Select the decompressed image file and correct SD card location.
After the image writing is done, eject the SD card. NOTE: If you are trying to reuse an SD card that has already been used under the above process, you will need to reformat the card to erase the second parttion. To initialize your card under Linux, refer to the link to the Angstrom Demo Site. Follow the instructions found there, but use the images located on this site. But, the prefered one is the production version which is the one we are currently shipping.
These file were created using 7-zip. It is recommended that you use 7-zip when unzipping these files.
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