Pls help me with my first Debian install on the BB...

Robert Nelson wrote:

Please upgrade uboot... ->
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian#Upgrading_u-boot_.282.6.27.27s_and_later.29

I tested uboot-1.3.3 (U-Boot 1.3.3 (Jul 10 2008 - 16:33:09)) from
http://beagleboard.googlecode.com/files/flash-uboot.bin

It just doesn't work with 2.6.27+ kernel's, including the ones
required to run debian/mojo. (Screen goes crazy/locksup/etc + actually
had to shutdown the LCD to get analog for my pc back)

Regards,

   I Robert,

   I did upgrade the uboot to the November 2008 version and below is my feedback.

Using the setenv

setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 ramdisk_size=8192 root=/dev/ram0 rw rootfstype=ext2
initrd=0x81600000,8M video=omapfb:mode:1280x720@60'

The system starts to boot, but after a while I get a Kernel panic... this is the final part of the terminal log, where
the problems seems to start to manifest

At this point I changed that bootargs adding to it a vram parameter :

setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 ramdisk_size=8192 root=/dev/ram0 rw rootfstype=ext2
initrd=0x81600000,8M video=omapfb:vram:4M:mode:1280x720@60'

Now the Debian installer has no more problems, and it proceeds up to the point where it complains for not seeing any
Internet connectivity, making for it impossible to continue the installation....
But this is another problem, that perhaps can be solved with an USB<=>Ethernet dongle, or better yet, with
an USB<=>WiFi dongle, but one supported by that Debian installer... I tried without luck with a D-Link one.

Do you have any suggestions on this ? Thanks

It's good to hear your making progress. I'll run some more tests
tonight and update the wiki.

Which D-Link adapter? and does it work with angstrom. (for the native
debian installer i need to build all modules internal, so i may have
missed one..)

I've tested: (usb-ethernet)

Trendnet tu-ET100c
StarTech usb2105s <- works the best, they are hard to find, but newegg
stocks them every once in awhile..

Regards,