[beagleboard] Ubuntu 10:04 for the Beagle Board

Dear All,
I had found following links where ubuntu release for Beagle Board.

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Beagle

I will try this for my beagle board and will post my experience.
Downloading ....
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/lucid-netbook-armel+omap.img

Any one had tried current image ??
Any success ??

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/lucid-netbook-armel+omap.img
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/lucid-netbook-armel+omap.img
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/ports/daily/current/lucid-server-armel+omap.img

I tried this image using BeagleNetbookInstall method y’day on my Beagle rev C4.

boot.scr starts up fine, Ubuntu startup screen comes on, the installer starts, but during install, it fails saying it cannot unmount /cdrom.

Anyone faced this problem? How did you get past this?

Will try the other method BeagleNetInstall today and report out.

On another note, any idea if this has SGX/ DSP integrated into the image?

The community kernel variant, I have listed here does work:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Community_Kernel

I just haven't got the latest SGX drivers to work yet 3.01.00.06...
whereas the 3.01.00.02 works fine with it...

Regards,

When I’m installing Lucid from the image below, it stops in Prepare partitions. I have also made partitions to SD card and even copied minimal lucid on mmcblk0p2. Still install script says: “No root file system is defined”
How to define root file system?

It's best when using the NetInstall method to only define the first
fat16 boot partition... Anything else you'll have to go into the
guided section of the partition-er and actually specify it to use the
other partition you previously created as root...

Something like this: (pulled from google)
http://www.debiantutorials.org/images/stories/partition-disks2.png

but you specify "Use as" = "/ or root etc..."

Regards,

I had faced same problem.
I found following errror:
"The Installer needs to commit changes to partition tables, but cannot
do so because partions on the following mount points could not be
umounted:

/cdrom

Please close any applications using these mount points.

Would you like the installer to try to umount these partions again ?'

What is solution ?

I want to test any Lucid image installation on Beagle Board. Which is
the best method ?

Hi Amit,

The best method at this moment is to use my own custom script listed here:

http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Community_Kernel

As of last Friday/Saturday (before i left for ESC in San Jose) it
worked perfectly over a half dozen builds..

Talking with a couple folks at ESC, the ubuntu supported install listed here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/BeagleNetInstall

Is failing with /cdrom mounting errors, etc.. Like you mentioned in your email..

I'm heading back home tomorrow from ESC.. (where my beagles are
located) So I won't be able to confirm the /cdrom problem with
ubuntu's own omap NetInstaller till later this week... (i also need to
upload a final 10.04 image to rcn-ee.net too.. :wink: ) Although, once
confirmed, all i can do is submit a new bug report on launchpad and
bug my contacts on irc at canonical to push a fix faster...

Regards,

Netinstall worked fine, it was very slow process, took like 12 hours to complete.

Is there all SGX accelerators and DSP in Lucid in 2.6.33-500-omap kernel?
I installed xserver-xorg-video-omap3 with apt-get after Lucid installation package was done.

Lucid feels a little bit slow eventhough swap files is installed.
What is the difference between Netbook edition and Netbook 2D edition?

-Petri-

Netinstall worked fine, it was very slow process, took like 12 hours to
complete.

I've been hearing similar reports when installing to the SD card, if
you use an external usb harddrive it is much faster...

Is there all SGX accelerators and DSP in Lucid in 2.6.33-500-omap kernel?
I installed xserver-xorg-video-omap3 with apt-get after Lucid installation
package was done.

Nope, but the 2.6.33-500-omap headers are installed so someone just
needs to create a dkms script for it...

Lucid feels a little bit slow eventhough swap files is installed.
What is the difference between Netbook edition and Netbook 2D edition?

Not sure...

Regards,

Not really... So it just uncompresses then reboot in a continuously loop?

How are you powering your beagle?

Is there anymore info, when you add a "earlyprintk" to the bootargs string...

Regards,

I tried Lucid netbook edition installation to external harddrive. Installation was much faster, about 1h.
When I rebooted, I got lot of “Buffer I/O error sda device” and “lost page write due I/O error” messages

sda device is the external hard drive.

Any idea why I’m getting these errors?
How I can make installation to external drive?

-Petri-

Nope, but upload your 'dmesg' and 'lsusb' to pastebin.com so we can
atleast guess.. :wink:

If it's the omap 2.6.33-500 kernel, create a new bug on launchpad as
it's their kernel..

Regards,


HI,

Hope you still remember me, I met you at beagle board seminar. I am planning to port Ubuntu 10.4 on to Devkit 8000 board. kindly let me know what are basic steps to be followed.

With regards,
R.lakshmikanth

— On Thu, 4/29/10, Radha Krishna Srimanthula srimanthula.radhakrishna@gmail.com wrote:



> From: Radha Krishna Srimanthula srimanthula.radhakrishna@gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [beagleboard] Ubuntu 10:04 for the Beagle Board
> To: beagleboard@googlegroups.com
> Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 9:02 AM
>
> I tried this image using BeagleNetbookInstall method y’day on my Beagle rev C4.
>
> boot.scr starts up fine, Ubuntu startup screen comes on, the installer starts, but during install, it fails saying it cannot unmount /cdrom.
>
> Anyone faced this problem? How did you get past this?
>
> Will try the other method BeagleNetInstall today and report out.
>
> On another note, any idea if this has SGX/ DSP integrated into the image?
>
> –
> Regards,
> Radha
>
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Amit Karpe <amitkarpe@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear All,
> > I had found following links where ubuntu release for Beagle Board.
> >
> > http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Beagle
> >
> > I will try this for my beagle board and will post my experience.
> > Downloading …
> > http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/lucid-netbook-armel+omap.img
> >
> > Any one had tried current image ??
> > Any success ??
> >
> > http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/lucid-netbook-armel+omap.img
> > http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-netbook/ports/daily-live/current/lucid-netbook-armel+omap.img
> > http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/ports/daily/current/lucid-server-armel+omap.img
> >
> > –
> > Regards
> > Amit Karpe.
> > “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” – Einstein
> >
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By now, enough of the Devkit 8000 has already gone upstream that you
should just try using rootstock to create and image with this kernel:

http://rcn-ee.net/deb/lucid/v2.6.34-rc6-l0/linux-image-2.6.34-rc6-l0_1.0lucid_armel.deb

Regards,

Hi All,

Please tell me the step by step procedure to load Ubuntu netbook install on a C3 series Beagleboard?
When i fallowed the procedure based on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/BeagleNetbookInstall but while NAND booting it doesn’t able to read boot.scr.

Waiting for reply.

regards

Hi All,

Please tell me the step by step procedure to load Ubuntu netbook install on
a C3 series Beagleboard?

ah we did...

Option 1: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/BeagleNetInstall
My Option 2: http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Community_Kernel

When i fallowed the procedure based on
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/BeagleNetbookInstall but while NAND booting it
doesn't able to read boot.scr.

I'm really tired of guessing, please explain with at-least your error
message etc...

http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Regards,

Maybe writing

nand erase 260000 20000 (Clear old U-boot environment, this enables ‘boot.scr’ scripts)

helps, since it clears old U-boot environment…

-Petri-

Hi all

I am using the Rev C3 board , and i tried to load Ubuntu 10.04 on beagle

i was followed the procedure mentioned in the netbook install method
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/BeagleNetInstall
after that ubuntu live installer screen coming properly, but my keyboard and mouse drivers are not loading so i can not able operate
can any one please tell me what could be the issue…?

Thanks & Regards
Vali

Hi Robo costa ,

use ubuntu image writer to write the img file to mmc card, instead of command.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImgFiles

Regards
Vali