I got some new beagleboards from Digikey, and I tried to load Ubuntu
10.10 Maverick on it, like the other boards that we got, but it didn't
work. It turns out that it's Rev C.
There is no mention of this Rev for Maverick, but for Natty (11.04)
there is no mention of the Rev's that it supports (or I didn't see
anything), so I tried that instead.
It turns out that there are two versions of Natty. The headless and
regular version. I first tried the regular version, but it doesn't
seem to boot up. Actually, it may have booted up, but I can't get the
display to work. I have a pretty modern monitor, but it can't seem to
do 1280x720 (a friend joked that I should use an HD tv). One monitor
supports 1280x768, but that didn't work either. Supposedly,there is a
bug for the monitor problem, but one that won't get fixed.
I then tried the headless version, but it keeps erroring out. After I
configure the keyboard and such, it also mentioned something about not
having the network configured. It starts to install but at 15% it
quits. I tried many times to install this, but it fails.
I looked at the manual to try to get an idea of what changed, and it
points to the older manual, Rev C4.
I'm not sure what to try next. Any ideas?
Ubuntu is aware of the kernel bug, I've posted a patch, and tested it for them.
Now we just wait for the SRU to go thru..
Otherwise, till then both my images posted here:
Already have that patch and other things..
Thanks, Robert. I'll give it a try...
I tried the maverick version and the install script exits with:
4 / 9: Creating ext4 Partition
parted: unrecognized option '--align'
Usage: parted [-hlmsv] [DEVICE [COMMAND [PARAMETERS]]...]
It looks like --align is not part of the parted command. I checked my
parted, and it's uptodate: 220.127.116.11.159-1e0e
That version of parted is really old (August 2007 according to
parted's ftp site..).. You can use sed to remove every "--align" from
the script as it's not essential, (it should just align the partitions
better) but the rest may still may not work depending on how old fdisk
I need to tweak the script to not use "--align" for parted <= 2.1
eh, you also need to get rid of the cylinders afterwards to..
Anywho this would be faster, just pushed the change..:
chmod +x setup_sdcard.sh
Thanks a lot! It appears to be working. I'm downloading the GUI
One more issue with the image. In /var/log/syslog, I'm getting the
May 27 14:33:26 spuds init: ttyS2 main process (4297) terminated with
May 27 14:33:26 spuds init: ttyS2 main process ended, respawning
It happens every 10 seconds.
I'd like to ship the board off to a user, but this last thing is
making me a little uneasy. Is there an easy way to remedy it?
"ttyS2" is the older serial port name, just for legacy sake (kernel <=
2.6.35) i have both ttyS2 and ttyO2 enabled by default so people can
easily use old/new kernels..
sudo rm -f /etc/init/ttyS2.conf
And then you shouldn't see the message ever again.
Thanks, Robert. You rock!
Thanks so much for your Ubuntu Demo images,
My xM Rec C is now up and running. I'm only stuck on one issue now:
The network connection does not seem to work.
I see usb0 and usb1 from ifconfig and the lights turn on when I hook
up a network cable however I cannot get a ping to the ip (or transfer
Have you experienced this?
Did you actually get an ip from your dhcp server? a dump of "sudo
ifconfig -a" whould show that...
I’ m new to BB-xM Rev C…
could u pls sharre files…all the files…related to booting
I have few of them…but unable to decide abt UImage…different sizes available in the links…
pls do them…
Appreciate…for your timely help…