First of all, I am extremely new to linux and beagleboard...
When I use 'opkg install gdb' (for example), i have gdb on my machine
ready for use but when i restart my beagle the program is not there.
How do i make the installation permanent?
Why does sometime the 'opkg update' simply seems to be stuck?
Is it just internet traffic?
Thanks in advance...
I suspect this is because you are using the demo distro which is a ram filesystem so when you reboot you lose state.
Yes, that's probably why.
So in order to download permanent stuff I have to create a new MINI SD
card (it's a Beagleboard-xm)?
Is there no way to do that by using my MINI SD that came with the
My card was write-protected as I got it, which is fine with me. I have lots of other cards and like having a known good instance.
It took me sometime to make a bootable image, but I finally did it from an ooeb build I made myself and following the instructions on creating and building the card.
My board is an -xM A2 build. Memory has an ! or i on it depending on how you look at it.
Read the sticker. 00 is Micron and 01 is the Numonyx. It is an “i” and for those that do not know, that is the logo for Intel, which means Numonyx.