Setting up the SD card.

Hi i'm new to Linux and Beagleboard, I wish to start a school project
with it and using Ångström.

I could not copy the root file into the ext3 partition.

cd ext3FileSystem; tar xvjf downloadLocation/Angst*.tar.bz2

previous formatting and partitions of the sd card went smoothly till

I'm currently booting my pc using ubuntu cd temporary cause i'm using

Any advice or solutions will be much appreciated. thanks

can you provide more info, like some error message that appear on your
linux console?


Hi, error as follows:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /media/BeagleRootFS
ubuntu@ubuntu:/media/BeagleRootFS$ tar xvjf /media/106_GB_Filesystem/
tar: /media/106_GB_Filesystem/Angst*.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such
file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

thanks alots

I guess the RFS also contains device nodes. Use sudo tar to extract the data onto your SD card.

We're here to help but you have to provide more specific information.
Tell us what you did and what you observed.

Error messages are most important, if there are any.
You used tar -v so you should have seen messages for each file
unpacked. Did it start to unpack? Then what?

Best if you can cut and paste the terminal commands and output into
the email. Maybe you can use a USB key for getting the text file out
of Ubuntu if you cannot send mail from the live CD.

well, the tar.bz2 file is where you think that it are? "No such file
or directory" mean that that file doesn't exist.... check if you are
using the right place, and, if there are another files, uncompress
them individually...


cd /media/BeagleRootFS
sudo bunzip name.tar.bz2
sudo tar xvf name.tar

2010/6/18 zal84 <>

The error message says the rootfs bz2 file is not stored where you
think it is stored. Remember that Linux is case sensitive.

You need to find the .bz2 file path and make sure you've got the full
path right. Use ls and cd commands to move around the filesystem and
then use the pwd command to show the current directory path when you
find the file.

ls -l /path/to/the/Angstrom*.tar.bz2

The above will show you the file size and permissions when you have
the path right.

Then do the unpack operation

cd /media/BeagleRootRF
sudo tar -xjvf /path/to/the/Angstrom*.tar.bz2

The sudo is important so it can create device nodes during the unpack operation.

Hi all

The sudo tar command worked.
thanks for the advice