beagle board?

salmo allikm wa rhmat allah wa brakato

plz i want some information cause iam confusion from searching

first what different between installing andstrom and ubunto on beagle
board why different?
why there is no NAND flash memory in beagle board xm i know it what
function on beagle board?
almost i searched and know how to install angstrom but problem in
ubunto
i show this link but it confuses me

http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu

really know what required how the sequence follow what need and files
that download what benifites
i want to understand any step not follow only and this group that give
support

i am new in linux and beagle board and learn both in same time .
really any way thank you

salmo allikm wa rhmat allah wa brakato

plz i want some information cause iam confusion from searching

first what different between installing andstrom and ubunto on beagle
board why different?

Soo...... Are you also going to tell me that Apple's are better then
Banana's and we should throw all Banana's away and bow down to the all
mighty Apple? :wink:

It's a user/developer preference.. Nothing more, nothing less..

why there is no NAND flash memory in beagle board xm i know it what
function on beagle board?

almost i searched and know how to install angstrom but problem in
ubunto
i show this link but it confuses me

BeagleBoardUbuntu - eLinux.org

really know what required how the sequence follow what need and files
that download what benifites
i want to understand any step not follow only and this group that give
support

Well there's 2-3 ways to install Ubuntu...

Use Ubuntu's official image: (slow to kernel changes, as they have a
6month schedule, unsupported by me):
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Canonical_Pre-Installed_Images

Use my "Demo Images": (updated about once a month, with the
latest/greatest omap changes)
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Demo_Image

Use the "NetInstall Install" method: (only good for lucid and old Bx
Cx beagles with nand)
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#NetInstall_Method

Finally the rest is a step by step directions, if you want to learn
"EXACTLY" what is done with the "Demo Images" script..

Either way as is your confused, if i cut into 3-4 wiki's another user
would get confused... It's a no win.. :wink:

Regards,

salmo allikm wa rhmat allah wa brakato

plz i want some information cause iam confusion from searching

I shall see if I can give some answers that would help.

first what different between installing andstrom and ubunto on beagle
board why different?

Angstrom and Ubuntu are organised differently and have different tools. This is usual with Linux, different distributions have different ways of management.

why there is no NAND flash memory in beagle board xm i know it what
function on beagle board?

Gerald explained here earlier that NAND was removed because of the problems users were having with it and there were too many RMA returns.

almost i searched and know how to install angstrom but problem in
ubunto
i show this link but it confuses me

BeagleBoardUbuntu - eLinux.org

The above link gives step by step instructions that work.
e.g:- the Section on Natty
Natty 11.04 Development

11.04: Alpha-2 Image Updated Feb 4th, new 2.6.37 kernel, ttyO2 serial console, some monitors might not work vs the old 2.6.35 kernel, still investigating..

Default user: ubuntu pass: temppwd

Get prebuilt image:

wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/natty/ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel.tar.7z
mirrors (will take some time to update):
wget http://ynezz.ibawizard.net/beagleboard/natty/ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel.tar.7z

Verify Image with:

md5sum ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel.tar.7z
57498a7512bf603221d9cfb8a6e72347 ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel.tar.7z

Unpack Image:

     * 7za from: sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

7za x ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel.tar.7z
tar xf ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel.tar
cd ubuntu-natty-alpha2-r0-minimal-armel

Install Image:

Quick Install script for Beagle Bx, C2/C3/C4, xM Ax, xM B

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle

really know what required how the sequence follow what need and files
that download what benifites
i want to understand any step not follow only and this group that give
support

i am new in linux and beagle board and learn both in same time .
really any way thank you

The one benefit of Ubuntu on Beagleboard is that everything is very much the same as Ubuntu on x86 or x86_64, so if you know Ubuntu on a PC, Ubuntu on Beagleboard is simple.

It would help to understand more about Linux, how the system is organised, the directory structure and some basic commands.
One way would be to download and burn a Ubuntu Live CD, boot it up on your PC and get familiar with it.
Regards
Sid.

really thanks i wanted to install ubunto 10.10
the problem that i am learning linux i am reading book
buliding embeded linux system
so something that u boot and and i image mlo that need what mean
all thiis that want search if there is recommended reading for basic
things that help in linux and beagle board can benfits me
i will be happy

i want to understand MLO FILE nd xloader
•x-load.bin.ift
•MLO
• (u-boot-f)
•uImage

i want to understand MLO FILE nd xloader
•x-load.bin.ift
•MLO
• (u-boot-f)

Well these 3 can be explained by:

•uImage

That's the kernel..

Regards,

really thanks what mean by this

Canonical Pre-Installed Images
why there is in ubunto 10.10
only?

I really appreciate
your effort?

really

it's a wiki you can edit it too...

Ubuntu's Official 10.04 images only supported the C4 with nand.. So
it won't boot on an xM..

11.04 is in development, so they don't have an official image (as it
changes daily..)

Regards,

really thanks what mean by this

  Canonical Pre-Installed Images
why there is in ubunto 10.10
only?

I really appreciate
your effort?

On BeagleBoardUbuntu - eLinux.org there are pre-built images for all releases of Ubuntu.
You can click on any and download them. Follow the steps to get them loaded to your SD card. This assumes you are using Ubuntu on a PC.
I don't know what the procedure is if you are using Windows.
Regards
Sid.

Hi,
i am new to OMAP3 boards… my board is a clone of beagleboard, i.e EMA- DEV530.
Just tell me can i use the same images that are pre built for Beagleboard?
If no, what are the changes that i must do while booting or else where?

Thankyou

No idea, and google doesn't show any "EMA-DEV530"..

Do you have a link?

Otherwise it's completely up to you to find out...

Regards,

sorry its EMA DEV3530…
just check it in google.
There are many english and chinese links…
Thank you…

Exactly, there are MANY, each slightly different, BUT which one is the
correct one.. you have to be specific..

So my WILD guess, its like the Stalker board.. Which my demo images
have that board enabled in the kernel:

CONFIG_MACH_SBC3530=y

If you supply your own u-boot/mlo it should work.. (but completely
untested by me..)

Regards,

the only difference between SBC3530 and DEV3530 is the NAND size… the former had a NAND size of 256MB and Latter has only 128MB.
Other than that, every other thing is same… My only doubt is, if i use the kernel image of SBC, will all the drivers get installed properly?
How do i know which one is not installed.
Because, already my Touchscreen doesnt work… It just gives a backlight, and no response whatsoever.

so,please let me know, how i can get the knowledge about kernel , drivers, and working with peripherals etc…

the only difference between SBC3530 and DEV3530 is the NAND size.. the
former had a NAND size of 256MB and Latter has only 128MB.
Other than that, every other thing is same.. My only doubt is, if i use the
kernel image of SBC, will all the drivers get installed properly?

Only you can really answer that question, as only you have the board currently..

How do i know which one is not installed.
Because, already my Touchscreen doesnt work.. It just gives a backlight,
and no response whatsoever.

Touchscreen's typically have a pretty specific wiring, so unless your
kernel has native support for your touchscreen/board combo it's not
going just probe it and work..

so,please let me know, how i can get the knowledge about kernel , drivers,
and working with peripherals etc..

Typically, you can start with the manufacture's kernel tree... See
what they did and then forward port those changes to something else..

Either way, if you'd like help you should at-least mention who (insert
http address) you purchased it from... Otherwise it's just another
'random' very unsupported board for us..

so I wish you good luck..

http://www.armdesigner.com/KIT%20OMAP3530.html
http://code.google.com/p/ema3530/

these are the links…

If stalker Board is same as my board, i will try with this…

Why is there no beginner’s guide for working with beagelboard…
Like how to write modules ? where to compile them?
etc…
i dont have answers for the above questions…
Please lemme know.