Running Ubuntu on Beagle board

Hi,

I am trying to install Ubuntu on SD card using the method specified in
"http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Manual_Method". While compiling
the ROOTFS i am getting many errors. I could not able to succeed. I
have tried to build ubuntu-desktop, xubuntu, lxde but i could not able
to succeed. Can anyone please respond to my below queries.

1. Is it possible to run Ubuntu on Beagle board
2. Can i get the ROOTFS image (downloadable). Any link?

Please help me.

Thanks
Srinivas

1. Yes. What error's are you getting and would you pastebin your
*.log file generated by the build-arm-rootfs script?

Regards,

Hi,

Here is the log file contents.

Hi,

I just threw this up on pastebin: http://pastebin.com/m7643521b

What OS/Distribution are you running this script with?
(I've tested it with Ubuntu 8.10/9.04 & Debian Squeeze)

Couple Notes:

Line 1264, Network failure thru Qemu, do you have any firewall's setup
or multiple connections?

Regards,

Hi,

My OS distro: 9.04 & there are no firewalls setup for my network
connection.
"wget " is working for me without any problem.

Thanks
Srinivas

Since qemu isn't able to find the network, drop the "--seed package"
option from the command line. This should create a bare minimal root
file system. (testing as we speak)

sudo ./build-arm-rootfs --fqdn beagleboard --login ubuntu --password
temppwd --imagesize 2G

Regards,

Hi,

I could able to build xubuntu-desktop. But now i am unable to fetch
the below files. I am getting proxy timeout error.

wget http://www.rcn-ee.com/deb/kernel/CC-v2.6.28-79d042a-oer17
wget http://www.rcn-ee.com/deb/kernel/boot-scr/ubuntu-ext3.scr
wget http://www.rcn-ee.com/deb/kernel/boot-scr/ubuntu-ext2.scr

Is there any other way to download the same.

Thanks
Srinivas

Try again, I just checked and the server's up. It's hosted wherever
micfo.com hosts their servers and should be world accessible..

Hi Robert Nelson,

I am able to run the Ubuntu on my beagle board :slight_smile: . Thanks alot for
the help.
I have one more query. I want to run Ubuntu from Flash. Can you please
provide me the steps for running Ubuntu from Flash.

Thanks & Regards
Srinivas

Good to hear!

Sorry, I haven't had a need in my applications/projects to utilize the
flash yet, but your welcome to edit the wiki page if you figure it
out. :wink: Note, there is only 256Mb of Nandflash on the beagleboard so
you'll have to choose your packages very carefully to not exceed this
limit.

Hints:

You can use "sudo apt-get clean" to remove all archived *.deb packages
from the file system to save space.

http://wiki.davincidsp.com/index.php?title=Filesystem_in_NOR_or_NAND

Regards,

Hi,

Is it possible to build jffs2 file system using "./build-arm-rootfs"?
Please let me know.

Thanks & Regards
Srinivas

Nope, ./build-arm-rootfs only spits out a tar/gz file, so it's up to
you to untar it and generate a jffs2 image.

Google found: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/gutsy/man1/mkfs.jffs2.1.html

Regards,