[beagleboard] Beaglebone Black Clone Device Tree Problems

I really have no idea where to go from here
you should start from here: http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

the stock kernel is compiled just using the instructions from the link provided

Matt, I can help you with u-boot and kernel, at least just in removing EEPROM check. What PHY do you use and what address is it?