Preconfigured BBB images for Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 - where can I download?

We are working with ROS Hydro, which only supports 12.04 or 13.04. I’m moving from a UDOO to a BeagleBone Black and am looking for a preconfigured OS image of one of these Ubuntu versions. Unfortunately nothing prior to 14.04 is available via RCN’s site.

Is there an archive of these somewhere? Will someone have mercy on me and put one up for me to download? My preference would be the eMMC flasher version of 13.04, but I’ll take what I can get.

Thanks!

Mike

"ROS Indigo" is available for 14.04, why can't you guys use that?

http://wiki.ros.org/indigo/Installation/UbuntuARM

Regards,

btw, you can create your "own" flasher via:

git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder
cd omap-image-builder

./RootStock-NG.sh -c ros_ubuntu

Then from deploy:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --img-4gb BBB-eMMC-flasher --dtb beaglebone
--bbb-flasher --bbb-old-bootloader-in-emmc

Regards,

Unfortunately I don’t get to dictate what software my customer, a very large global manufacturer, uses. But beyond that, Hydro is more widely used and supported at this point (something like 300 more ROS packages are available on Hydro than on Indigo). The people I know using ROS for non-research purposes are using Hydro.

It would be great if you kept one image available for those of us who need it for ROS Hydro, but I understand why not. I’ve been in the software business a very long time; I know what a pain it is to maintain multiple versions of software across multiple platforms.

So is there somewhere I can find old images? Got a secret stash anywhere?

Then, build it yourself:

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder

Regards,

Obviously that’s the alternative.

I’m hoping someone else here has a copy they can make available to me. I’d prefer to spend minutes on this rather than hours.

Based on the number of users who asked me, it's already been weeks.

It would be faster for you ros guys to build your own based of the
framework we use for all the images.

Regards,

Here you go when you give up searching, probally take you 30-45 mins
to generate everything:

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder/commit/c54b1925d20c2e9bc46a62751ef9b58f139cac29

git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder
cd omap-image-builder

./RootStock-NG.sh -c ros_hydro

Then from deploy:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --img-4gb BBB-eMMC-flasher --dtb beaglebone
--bbb-flasher --bbb-old-bootloader-in-emmc

Regards,

Thank you, Robert. I appreciate you adding a ros-hydro config!

I followed your instructions (under 14.04 on the Black). I dd’d the image to the SD card booted it. The flasher started and then halted with a kernel panic. I tried re-writing the image to the SD card using my Mac, with the same result.

I looked through the forums for clues. I copied BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-14.04.1-console-armhf-2015-01-06-2gb.img to the SD card, booted it and it flashed the eMMC just fine, so it’s not a faulty SD card. I am powering the board with a 5V supply that came with the board and have nothing else attached. Not sure where to go from here.

My FTDI cable is at the office, so I’ve attached a photo of the HDMI output. The final lines before the kernel panic are:

Thank you, Robert. I appreciate you adding a ros-hydro config!

I followed your instructions (under 14.04 on the Black). I dd'd the image
to the SD card booted it. The flasher started and then halted with a kernel
panic. I tried re-writing the image to the SD card using my Mac, with the
same result.

I looked through the forums for clues. I copied
BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-14.04.1-console-armhf-2015-01-06-2gb.img to the SD
card, booted it and it flashed the eMMC just fine, so it's not a faulty SD
card. I am powering the board with a 5V supply that came with the board and
have nothing else attached. Not sure where to go from here.

My FTDI cable is at the office, so I've attached a photo of the HDMI
output. The final lines before the kernel panic are:

No worries about the ftdi, everything is mirrored to the hdmi now. :wink:

----------------
Formatting: /dev/mmcblk1
[ ] mmcblk1: unknown partition table
[ ] mmcblk1: p1
mkfs.ext4 /dev/mmcblk1p1 -L BOOT
[ ] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100

Suggestions?

What's odd, it's failing so early. Does it always stop at the same place.
(you don't have to re0image the microSD card)..

For clarification (and i'll test here) what was the file name of the
flasher that is failing?

Regards,

ah this is after you did:

./RootStock-NG.sh -c ros_hydro

Fires up my imx6q... probably something in 12.04 that's breaking things..

Regards,

Precise[ly]

Robert, if it is likely related to 12.04 then let’s try raring, which ros-hydro also supports. If you can help me with the rfs_ params for a raring image I can give that a shot.

fails here to:

mkfs.ext4 /dev/mmcblk1p1 -L BOOT

testing:

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder/commit/b7c5b7906caf3ea709063eaa84051607a636d989

Regards,

You probably need to update rfs_kernel as well, it’s still set to:
rfs_kernel=“https://rcn-ee.net/deb/precise-armhf/v3.8.13-bone69/

I moved it to trusty's release, building microSD right now..

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder/commit/62a3de225a159fde20ca4cf74936af9133137d0b

Regards,

mkfs.ext4 /dev/mmcblk1p1 -L BOOT

and it completed just fine...

Regards,

You know, Robert, I don’t care what anyone else says. You’re a decent fellow. :slight_smile:

For my part I re-ran sd_setup.sh without --bbb-flasher on the 12.04 build and wrote it to the sd card. It booted cleanly into 12.04 and I was able to run, without issue, the last command in the console log before the panic: mkfs.ext4 /dev/mmcblk1p1 -L BOOT.

But that’s irrelevant at this point. I’ll create a raring image and flash it to eMMC.

Can I help by documenting a step-by-step process for future ROS noobs?