difference in download options

<img src="http://downloads.angstrom-distribution.org/icons/unknown.gif" alt="[   ]"> [Angstrom-systemd-image-eglibc-ipk-v2012.12-beaglebone.rootfs.tar.xz](http://downloads.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beaglebone/Angstrom-systemd-image-eglibc-ipk-v2012.12-beaglebone.rootfs.tar.xz)
<img src="http://downloads.angstrom-distribution.org/icons/unknown.gif" alt="[   ]"> [BBB-eMMC-flasher-2013.06.17.img.xz](http://downloads.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beaglebone/BBB-eMMC-flasher-2013.06.17.img.xz)

What is the difference between the cloud8-ide and the BBB-eMMc-flasher? I tried the flasher and it worked for a while and then suddenly would not boot anymore.

Well, if you were to read the Wiki it tells you. One flashes the eMMC on the board so that you can boot from it.

The other creates an SD card that you can boot from.

Both images are the same just located in different places.


Oh, here’s my question, but this answer isn’t what I found. . .

I tried the BBB-eMMC-flasher-2013.06.17.img.xz image and it does look like I can boot without the SD card. However, it appeared to lack a whole lot of things. It didn’t have gcc, git, or Cloud9 (that I could determine).

So I tried Angstrom-Cloud9-IDE-GNOME-eglibc-ipk-v2012.12-beaglebone-2013.06.17.img.xz, I really thought this was going to flass my eMMC, which it didn’t (now I know). It was a little flakey so I found this next one.

I tried this one Angstrom-Cloud9-IDE-GNOME-eglibc-ipk-v2012.12-beaglebone-2013.06.20.img.xz and it seems to be a little more involved.

Right now, I can’t boot from eMMC. If I remove my microSD card and boot, I can’t get into the BBB.

What is the best Headless Angstrom distro for the BBB then? I really have no need for GNOME, but really want a development environment.

Thanks in advance.


What do you mean it didn’t have gcc or Cloud9? The latest image is 06-20.
If you follow the steps as outlined here, you’ll be able to use your BBB booting off eMMc.

When you are flashing your board, are you holding down the boot button prior to inserting the microSD card?