I just got a Beaglebone Black from Adafruit. It came with debian pre-installed. In going though the getting started guide, one of the first things it recommends to do is update the image. That’s probably a good idea but the lastest image is from May so I probably already have it. I’d like to check before going to all the work of flashing a new image but I can’t seem to determine the version I’m currently running. It seems like something everyone would want to know before they do an update. Anyone know how to find it?
“ uname –a “
“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” Edmond Burke (1729 - 1797)
Try: cat /etc/dogtag
I think the May image is the latest released image, that is the image that ships on the Bone. There was a new test image pushed yesterday (4-Sep-2014).
I had tried uname but it just gave me the linux kernel number and I couldn’t find anything that would tie that to a beaglebone image. Thanks though.
That’s what I was missing. Thanks! My image is dated from April so I guess I need to update it.
That’s the latest one I found on the images site (http://beagleboard.org/latest-images). I’m not sure I want to use a test image. Are they stable? Do they have a good reputation?
Other then an issue with "bone101" the "testing" release are just a
snapshot. If you need bone101 use http://beagleboard.org/latest-images