Getting the board back to original setup

So I started playing around with my BBB recently. I followed some instructions I found on eLinux for install Ubuntu on the board. I programmed the SD card and inserted that into the board and it is being recognized as an external storage device when I plug the board into the USB port (sometimes). The problem is though, when I click on the START.htm page, it doesn’t take me to the original quick start guide. Rather I get this:

So it looks like Ubuntu got installed, right? I see Debian.

I want to start over from the beginning like when I got the board out of the box. Is there a way to do that? I don’t think there is anything stored anymore on the eMMC. The reason I think that is because when I plug the board into power without the SD card, nothing happens. The USR LED’s don’t blink the way they are supposed to. When I have the SD card in there, they start blinking correctly. I also can’t seem to SSH over to the board like I was able to before I put Ubuntu on it (it won’t accept the username and password that the eLinux instructions said it would).

On top of that, it takes a really long time for the board to be recognized as external storage by my PC. Clearly I am doing something wrong here. Any advice?

So I started playing around with my BBB recently. I followed some
instructions I found on eLinux for install Ubuntu on the board. I
programmed the SD card and inserted that into the board and it is being
recognized as an external storage device when I plug the board into the USB
port (sometimes). The problem is though, when I click on the START.htm
page, it doesn't take me to the original quick start guide. Rather I get
this:

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So it looks like Ubuntu got installed, right? I see Debian.

Well, ubuntu is based of debian, so some things still report debian..

*I want to start over from the beginning like when I got the board out of
the box. Is there a way to do that?* I don't think there is anything
stored anymore on the eMMC. The reason I think that is because when I plug
the board into power without the SD card, nothing happens. The USR LED's
don't blink the way they are supposed to. When I have the SD card in there,
they start blinking correctly. I also can't seem to SSH over to the board
like I was able to before I put Ubuntu on it (it won't accept the username
and password that the eLinux instructions said it would).

So 'what' did you actually flash? Look at the *.img name and report it in
this thread..

On top of that, it takes a *really* long time for the board to be
recognized as external storage by my PC. Clearly I am doing something wrong
here. Any advice?

Do you have the ethernet connected? If not, it's taking it's time on

bootup waiting for the dhcp to time out..

Regards,

This the name of the file that I “flashed” :
BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.2-2013-11-15.img

I think I want to get this back on th eMMC:
Angstrom-Cloud9-IDE-GNOME-eglibc-ipk-v2012.12-beaglebone-2013.06.20.img

This the name of the file that I "flashed" :
BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.2-2013-11-15.img

"debian" Yeap, that is clearly the Debian Wheezy image, and unless you
have Ethernet plugged in, there is a slight delay on bootup.. So if
you were expecting to install ubuntu, that is obviously the wrong
image..

I think I want to get this back on th eMMC:
Angstrom-Cloud9-IDE-GNOME-eglibc-ipk-v2012.12-beaglebone-2013.06.20.img

you can get the current production image from..
http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:Updating_The_Software

Regards,

Ah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up about the boot time. So, what can I do to get Angstrom back on the eMMC, like it was out of the box?

See my previous message… Click on the link. Directions are there at the bottom…

Follow the link Robert just sent you and follow the instructions found at that link.

Gerald

Worked perfectly, Robert! Thanks so much for your help! :slight_smile: