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Installing Ångström Linux on BeagleBoard

We have been able to install Ångström Linux to our beagle board. Ran into couple problems. The first one was we trusted BeagleBoard Beginners wiki just too much!!

You see we learned that we should NOT set any environment variables while using demo u-boot image which was downloaded from here. In fact what we did is we created our own Ångström image (from Ångström site) and simply installed that to our Linux partition of our SDHC card. And it worked beautifully. Though I must say first boot is a drag, very very slow.

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The BeagleBoard Has Arrived!!

The long awaited Beagle board has arrived.

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Even tough the team’s enthusiasm was up the roof we were not able to try it out. More on this later. I would also like to inform all people who is following this blog religiously that our project is now hosted on SourceForge.net at http://sourceforge.net/projects/theblackbox/ . And I have also set up a CVS so those who want to follow the code will be able to follow it from the net.

The CVS code is as follows

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@theblackbox.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/theblackbox login

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@theblackbox.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/theblackbox co -P modulename

I am sorry to say due to some weird problem you can not view the CVS modules from Sourceforge. You will need to use some kind of client. I am currently using Eclipse as my development IDE hence all my CVS materials comes from that. I have heard that TortoiseCVS is quite neat in its own way (for Windows) but I’d rather use Eclipse your choice.

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