looking for summary of latest BBB bootable/flashable images and build info

having been away from my BBB for a couple months, i just want to
clarify the latest content i can download and play with.

  for a class i'm teaching in a couple weeks which will incorporate
the BBB (2G version), i'm interested in:

  * recent bootable image
  * matching flashable image
  * from-scratch build which would (ideally) match the above

so far, here's what i've found.

  in terms of pre-built images, i'm looking at
http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/, and since i'm happy to live
dangerously, i'm looking at "testing/2015-03-08" and, since i can
currently live without a graphical interface, i assume i want the
directory "console", but i'm a bit confused about the files i find
there:

  http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2015-03-08/console/

what means "blank" in the image filenames? and "BBG"? a README in some
of those directories would be useful.

  also, in terms of building from scratch, i'm looking at this:

https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

and figure i can use that as a starting point, and just update
references to the latest branch for some of the software.

  anyway, i just want to write a short tutorial to get students up and
running with their own working BBB by the end of the first day, so
condensing a lot of that info down to the bare minimum is what i'm
after.

rday

  having been away from my BBB for a couple months, i just want to
clarify the latest content i can download and play with.

  for a class i'm teaching in a couple weeks which will incorporate
the BBB (2G version), i'm interested in:

  * recent bootable image
  * matching flashable image
  * from-scratch build which would (ideally) match the above

so far, here's what i've found.

  in terms of pre-built images, i'm looking at
http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/, and since i'm happy to live
dangerously, i'm looking at "testing/2015-03-08" and, since i can
currently live without a graphical interface, i assume i want the
directory "console", but i'm a bit confused about the files i find
there:

  http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2015-03-08/console/

what means "blank" in the image filenames? and "BBG"? a README in some
of those directories would be useful.

The "blank/BBG" are custom builds for oem's (CircuitCo), not for
general consumption.

  also, in terms of building from scratch, i'm looking at this:

https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

and figure i can use that as a starting point, and just update
references to the latest branch for some of the software.

  anyway, i just want to write a short tutorial to get students up and
running with their own working BBB by the end of the first day, so
condensing a lot of that info down to the bare minimum is what i'm
after.

Regards,

ah, that's useful to know, thanks.

rday

I think you are looking for:

http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack_Debian

— Graham