Narcissus Angstrom demo image error

Hi guys,

i have made a built using narcissus for angstrom for BB C5 board and when i tried to untar and copy the bootloader files… i got an error as follows

@ubuntu:sudo tar --wildcards -xjvf Angstrom-image-beagleboard.tar.gz ./boot/*

bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

why does this happen?

Because it's not a bzip2 file?

Try using the option '-xzvf' to tar instead of 'xjvf'

Gary Thomas <samoht.yrag@gmail.com> [12-10-05 12:56]:

Hi there,

thanks for the help. i tried following your advise. and this is what it says. Pardon me as i am still learning and new to linux.

root@ubuntu:/home/n6999484# tar --wildcards -xzvpf Angstrom-image-beagleboard.tar.gz ./boot/
tar: ./boot: Not found in archive

i did a simple build. i am actually needing a new angstrom linux now as i believe its more stable than ubuntu distro (as i am trying to meet my objective of using Beagleboard to connect with a GPS receiver to receiver serial data without any data loss as ive tried using Ubuntu and it has given me serial data loss ,thus the need to change to angstrom).

So for angstrom builds, do i need a more advanced build to achieve my goal or am i still able to work with ubuntu linux and prevent serial data loss?

Help is much appreciated as i feel helpless. Thank you.

Regards,

Ram

Hi,
Not sure, but it seems like there’s something wrong with the image. Try downloading a fresh copy and doing that again.

Hi,
Not sure, but it seems like there's something wrong with the image. Try downloading a fresh copy and doing that again.

You really should read before replying; this was answered properly on Oct 5.

    Hi guys,

    i have made a built using narcissus for angstrom for BB C5 board and when i tried to untar and copy the bootloader files.. i got an error as follows

    @ubuntu:sudo tar --wildcards -xjvf Angstrom-image-beagleboard.tar.gz ./boot/*

tar.gz file would use the 'z' option (-xzvf), not 'j'