Persist information across reboots using stock angstrom image in eMMC


I tried two ways to set the timezone/date on the bbb:
. through the “Set Date” bone script option in bbb’s website
. through gtkterm session (via USB/TTL cable).

After either attempt and a powercycle, the date is reset back to the default 2000 date.

Was I wrong to presume that such data would persist across reboots ?


The BeagleBones (both white and black) do not have a battery backed

real time clock, you need to set the date on each boot. You can

use ntpdate when the network is enabled and then if you are going

to run the board for a long time use ntpd to keep it syched.