Help, installing ubuntu on Beageleboard XM Rev C

Hello everyone,

Iver very new to the beagleboard, but ive used linux in the past and
would like to run install/run ubuntu on my beagleboard xm Rev C.

My beagleboard came with bootable micro-sd with Angstrom on it.

I have my own 8GB scandisk micro, that i would like to use but i have
no idea where to begin. i have been reading
but im lost.

Can someone just give me a break down of the process. from starting
with a RAW microsd with no partitions to running it from my

Thank you.

Follow this link. This might help you

So i followed that link.

  • downloaded ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img.gz
  • and ran sudo sh -c ‘zcat ./ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img.gz |dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdb ; sync’
  • put the microSD in my beagleboard, it outputs blank
  • its connected via HDMI to my 32" LCD TV

I think it seems to load but it outputs nothing on my screen, its blank

- Downloaded ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img.gz
- Then ran sudo sh -c 'zcat ./ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel
+omap.img.gz |dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdb ; sync'
80+79249 records in
0+79249 records out
2719387648 bytes (2.7 GB) copied, 486.931 s, 5.6 MB/s
- Then downloaded beagleXM-natty.tgz and unpacked it
- Copied uImage to partition 1 on microSD (Fat) and replaced the file,
then unmounted
- Then copied vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-omap to partition 2 on microSD (ext3)
to /boot/ and replaced the file using the command gksudo nautilus then
- Then safely removed the microSD from laptop and inserted into
beagleboard, no video output via HDMI to 32" LCD TV

Edit, This is the exact steps i have taken.

BTW, its sorted now.

I used an HDMI to DVI connector and connected to my PC monitor and
worked fine...

Strange part, the stock MicroSD would video ouput on TV and Monitor

but the demo image and ubuntu netbook image would not video output on
TV but it would of my Monitor.