Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack Debian

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This page is about running the armhf port of Debian distribution at BeagleBoard. The latest release beagleboard.org image can be found at: http://beagleboard.org/latest-images

Contents

Checking The Debian Image Version

You should check the version of the image on the microSD/eMMC by opening the ID.txt file in the FAT partition.

root@beaglebone:~# cat /etc/dogtag
BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Debian Image 2014-03-19

This file can also be accessed via a PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) via either mounting the FAT partition directly off the microSD card or via the usb interface (flash drive).

Installing

Oracle Java 8

Information:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

Install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Verify:

debian@beaglebone:~$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_60"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)

TI PRU Code Generation Tools

http://software-dl.ti.com/codegen/non-esd/downloads/download.htm#PRU

Install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ti-pru-cgt-installer

Older rootfs (when above package doesn't exist):

wget http://downloads.ti.com/codegen/esd/cgt_public_sw/PRU/2.1.1/ti_cgt_pru_2.1.1_armlinuxa8hf_busybox_installer.sh
chmod +x ti_cgt_pru_2.1.1_armlinuxa8hf_busybox_installer.sh
sudo ./ti_cgt_pru_2.1.1_armlinuxa8hf_busybox_installer.sh

FAQ

Expanding File System Partition On A microSD

By default the microSD image is only about 2GB in size, to fully expand the partition to the full size of your microSD card simple run.

cd /opt/scripts/tools/
git pull
sudo ./grow_partition.sh
sudo reboot

On the next reboot, [df -h] should show the full microSD card size.

Flashing eMMC

To set up the standalone microSD image to automatically flash the eMMC on powerup. *Note, img files with the words "eMMC-flasher" already had this enabled...*

In /boot/uEnv.txt:

##enable BBB: eMMC Flasher:
#cmdline=init=/opt/scripts/tools/eMMC/init-eMMC-flasher-v3.sh

Change to:

##enable BBB: eMMC Flasher:
cmdline=init=/opt/scripts/tools/eMMC/init-eMMC-flasher-v3.sh

Optional, update Flasher Scripts:

cd /opt/scripts/
git pull

and reboot the system, it'll flash the eMMC on the next bootup. (make sure to remove the microSD after flashing is complete)

Kernel Upgrade

We can't ship support for everything on release day, so we push out new kernels as fixes, support for new capes, etc are posted on the beagleboard.org mainline list.

cd /opt/scripts/tools/
git pull
sudo ./update_kernel.sh
sudo reboot

Installing kernel headers

If you want to build a kernel module natively, you'll need to install the correct kernel headers.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

In a Makefile, perform:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(shell uname -r)

Loading custom capes

Due to limitations in debian wheezy's userspace, the use of an initramfs, and having firmware builtin to the kernel. It is currently not possible to load "custom" capes via: capemgr.enable_partno=xyz. Instead an init script has been set up to load the cape/capes as soon as possible.

Built-in Cape:

capemgr.enable_partno=BB-SPIDEV1

slot #7: Requesting part number/version based 'BB-SPIDEV1-00A0.dtbo
slot #7: Requesting firmware 'BB-SPIDEV1-00A0.dtbo' for board-name 'Override Board Name', version '00A0'
slot #7: dtbo 'BB-SPIDEV1-00A0.dtbo' loaded; converting to live tree

Custom External Cape:

capemgr.enable_partno=BB-SPI1-01

slot #7: Requesting part number/version based 'BB-SPI1-01-00A0.dtbo
slot #7: Requesting firmware 'BB-SPI1-01-00A0.dtbo' for board-name 'Override Board Name', version '00A0'
failed to load firmware 'BB-SPI1-01-00A0.dtbo'
loader: failed to load slot-7 BB-SPI1-01:00A0 (prio 0)

Workaround:

add "CAPE=BB-SPI1-01" to /etc/default/capemgr

Privileged echo

As a normal user, you can not "sudo echo 'something' >> /etc/privilegedfile"

sudo sh -c "echo 'something' >> /etc/privilegedfile"

Timezone

By default this image is set up to display time in utc mode. If you would like to change this to your local region.

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

or:

echo "Europe/Zurich" > /etc/timezone 
dpkg-reconfigure -f noninteractive tzdata

Jessie Timezone

List of available timezones:

timedatectl list-timezones

Set timezone:

sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/North_Dakota/Center

W: GPG error: http://debian.beagleboard.org wheezy-bbb

W: GPG error: http://debian.beagleboard.org wheezy-bbb Release:
The following signatures were invalid:
KEYEXPIRED 1418840246 KEYEXPIRED 1418840304 KEYEXPIRED 1418840246 KEYEXPIRED 1418840246 KEYEXPIRED 1418840304

Note this directions are version dependent, so double check your version:

debian@beaglebone:~$ cat /etc/dogtag 
BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Debian Image 2014-05-14

2014-05-14 GPG error: Disable: http://debian.beagleboard.org repo:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Change:

deb [arch=armhf] http://debian.beagleboard.org/packages wheezy-bbb main
#deb-src [arch=armhf] http://debian.beagleboard.org/packages wheezy-bbb main

To:

#deb [arch=armhf] http://debian.beagleboard.org/packages wheezy-bbb main
#deb-src [arch=armhf] http://debian.beagleboard.org/packages wheezy-bbb main
sudo apt-get update

2014-05-14 GPG error: Optional enable: http://repos.rcn-ee.com/

Download archive-keyring:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/repos/debian/pool/main/r/rcn-ee-archive-keyring/rcn-ee-archive-keyring_2016.04.24~bpo70+20160424+1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i rcn-ee-archive-keyring_*_all.deb

Add repo to /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [arch=armhf] http://repos.rcn-ee.com/debian wheezy main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo sh -c "echo '#deb-src [arch=armhf] http://repos.rcn-ee.com/debian wheezy main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

Update packages:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install npm c9-core-installer --reinstall

Adding bb.org-overlays to jessie console image

Currently by default, the console image doesn't include the *.dtbo overlays.

Install build requirements: (add's 145Mb to the console image)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential git-core device-tree-compiler

Clone bb.org-overlays repo:

git clone https://github.com/beagleboard/bb.org-overlays/
cd ./bb.org-overlays/
./install.sh

i take full responsibility for knowing my beagle is now insecure

as of 2017-02-19, BeagleBoard images now longer enable these insecure options by default, you are free to recreate them as you wish.

remove root password

root_password=$(cat /etc/shadow | grep root | awk -F ':' '{print $2}')
sed -i -e 's:'$root_password'::g' /etc/shadow

ssh root@beaglebone.local

sed -i -e 's:PermitEmptyPasswords no:PermitEmptyPasswords yes:g' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
sed -i -e 's:UsePAM yes:UsePAM no:g' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
sed -i -e 's:PermitRootLogin without-password:PermitRootLogin yes:g' /etc/ssh/sshd_config

sudo no password required

echo "debian  ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL" >>/etc/sudoers

U-Boot Overlays

Check via serial

U-Boot SPL 2017.05-00002-ga302d6e48b (Jun 01 2017 - 11:38:32)
Trying to boot from MMC1

U-Boot 2017.05-00002-ga302d6e48b (Jun 01 2017 - 11:38:32 -0500), Build: jenkins-github_Bootloader-Builder-569

Check via system

debian@beaglebone:~$ cd /opt/scripts/tools/
debian@beaglebone:/opt/scripts/tools$ git pull
debian@beaglebone:/opt/scripts/tools$ sudo ./version.sh | grep bootloader
bootloader:[microSD-(push-button)]:[/dev/mmcblk0]:[U-Boot 2017.05-00002-ga302d6e48b]

To upgrade your version of U-Boot:

debian@beaglebone:~$ cd /opt/scripts/tools/developers/
debian@beaglebone:/opt/scripts/tools/developers$ sudo ./update_bootloader.sh
debian@beaglebone:/opt/scripts/tools/developers$ sudo reboot

U-Boot Capes added:

NHD-7.0CTP-CAPE Family
BB-BONE-NH7C-01-A0.dtbo (first added in: 2017.05-rc2-00002-g86566339a9 (Apr 28 2017 - 10:18:57))

U-Boot /boot/uEnv.txt configuration

/boot/uEnv.txt:

enable_uboot_overlays=1

U-Boot Disable on-board devices

To Disable eMMC:

disable_uboot_overlay_emmc=1

To Disable HDMI VIDEO & AUDIO:

disable_uboot_overlay_video=1

To Disable HDMI AUDIO:

disable_uboot_overlay_audio=1

To Disable WL1835:

disable_uboot_overlay_wireless=1

To Disable BB-ADC: (first added in: 2017.05-rc1-00002-g35aecb22fe (Apr 05 2017 - 16:51:58))

disable_uboot_overlay_adc=1

U-Boot Override external capes

Cape device tree overlays (src): https://github.com/beagleboard/bb.org-overlays/
Debian package: bb-cape-overlays
uboot_overlay_addr0=/lib/firmware/<file0>.dtbo
uboot_overlay_addr1=/lib/firmware/<file1>.dtbo
uboot_overlay_addr2=/lib/firmware/<file2>.dtbo
uboot_overlay_addr3=/lib/firmware/<file3>.dtbo

If for some reason you need to disable the auto-loading of any of ^ those, use the option that matches your addrX: (first added in: 2017.03-00002-gbfe60d6057 (Mar 28 2017 - 15:32:51))

disable_uboot_overlay_addr0=1
disable_uboot_overlay_addr1=1
disable_uboot_overlay_addr2=1
disable_uboot_overlay_addr3=1

4 more capes can be loaded via: (first added in: 2017.03-00002-gbfe60d6057 (Mar 28 2017 - 15:32:51))

uboot_overlay_addr4=/lib/firmware/<file4>.dtbo
uboot_overlay_addr5=/lib/firmware/<file5>.dtbo
uboot_overlay_addr6=/lib/firmware/<file6>.dtbo
uboot_overlay_addr7=/lib/firmware/<file7>.dtbo

Plus one custom cape:

dtb_overlay=/lib/firmware/<file8>.dtbo

U-Boot PRU Options

With v4.4.x-ti PRU via remoteproc can be enabled by:

uboot_overlay_pru=/lib/firmware/AM335X-PRU-RPROC-4-4-TI-00A0.dtbo

With mainline (boneX) PRU via uio

uboot_overlay_pru=/lib/firmware/AM335X-PRU-UIO-00A0.dtbo

U-Boot Cape Universal

Utilize https://github.com/cdsteinkuehler/beaglebone-universal-io config-pin.

Cape Universal Supported Boards:

BeagleBone Black
BeagleBone Black Wireless
BeagleBone Green
BeagleBone Green Wireless
Element14 BeagleBone Black Industrial
MENTOREL BeagleBone uSomIQ
SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced

Not Supported needs work/testing/etc

Arrow BeagleBone Black Industrial (different video phy)
Neuromeka BeagleBone Air (untested)

To enable, in /boot/uEnv.txt add:

enable_uboot_cape_universal=1

Debian Build Instructions

You'll want a fairly beefy ARM system to run this script.

git clone git://github.com/beagleboard/image-builder.git
cd image-builder
./beagleboard.org_image.sh

Output of the autobuilder can be found at http://builds.beagleboard.org.

Debian Releases

http://beagleboard.org/latest-images

BeagleBoard-X15 weekly

Bug tracker: http://bugs.elinux.org/projects/beagleboard-x15

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-lxqt) (BeagleBoard-X15) Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-18/stretch-lxqt/bbx15-debian-stretch-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-18-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-stretch-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-18-4gb*
d8945f057ca4d9644e3d4d4a17998bc6015700e7863484186633c36d30eca78b  bbx15-debian-stretch-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-18-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-stretch-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-18-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Debian Image Testing Snapshots

2017-06-25 - Debian 8 (Jessie)

BBW/BBB (All Revs) Machinekit

microSD/Standalone: (machinekit) Based on Debian Jessie with 3.8.x kernel

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-02-12/machinekit/bone-debian-8.7-machinekit-armhf-2017-02-12-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-8.7-machinekit-armhf-2017-02-12-4gb*
18361e0426715974b5a0e7f014ff1bf26db2421cbf8d61622efd2856cd8c6214  bone-debian-8.7-machinekit-armhf-2017-02-12-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-8.7-machinekit-armhf-2017-02-12-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (machinekit) Based on Debian Jessie with 4.4.x kernel

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/machinekit/bone-debian-8.8-machinekit-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-8.8-machinekit-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
67fe98efa253506249e7653e473bb8cbf081db93aceb19983b4bd3ff4751212b  bone-debian-8.8-machinekit-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-8.8-machinekit-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Jessie Snapshot lxqt

2017-06-25 notes

* U-Boot: v2017.07-rc2

Flasher: (lxqt-4gb) (All BeagleBone Variants with a 4GB eMMC)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/lxqt-4gb/BBB-blank-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum BBB-blank-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
d46c30f93b63553e0409e3d81a3961a54ac11a62ff516941019f37a76f20bd26  BBB-blank-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat BBB-blank-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (lxqt-4gb) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/lxqt-4gb/bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
01f5a0abc1856e68bdee228ff9a86589f0a9bf25d787a3a82848250e2a33f280  bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (lxqt-4gb) (BeagleBoard-X15)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/lxqt-4gb/bbx15-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
9117e87fd1c0db9c067a65eb193803f1e35e3eadb863b251bda7a576ab888cc1  bbx15-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-8.8-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (lxqt-2gb) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/lxqt-2gb/bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-2gb-armhf-2017-06-25-2gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-2gb-armhf-2017-06-25-2gb*
d435446d6c0b8eafbb50d91f17f1782ff9a5cea938001ee8c4fc0057d1ccdc2e  bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-2gb-armhf-2017-06-25-2gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-8.8-lxqt-2gb-armhf-2017-06-25-2gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (lxqt-xm-4gb) (BeagleBoard xM)

  • Kernel: 4.11.6-armv7-x1

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/lxqt-xm-4gb/bbxm-debian-8.8-lxqt-xm-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbxm-debian-8.8-lxqt-xm-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
9965a521155219498f1b0a5f0c5892fce9f5cd246cd1bce03148aa1f5149f57e  bbxm-debian-8.8-lxqt-xm-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbxm-debian-8.8-lxqt-xm-4gb-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Jessie Snapshot iot

Flasher: (iot) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/iot/BBB-blank-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum BBB-blank-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
de4d0d7ad9ba497c6655dda1e95a0ed41e4958786eb75f2c02ea1dc86434c508  BBB-blank-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat BBB-blank-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (iot) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/iot/bone-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
e040577e9112a787e4c4147dcaf422691fda6a841e06ff03f0b99a56fbee31e5  bone-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (iot) (BeagleBoard-X15)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/iot/bbx15-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
3420ec1489f18a2eb7a0fac76c87c6eddd9b71dc884a156beb1a149f34e278c9  bbx15-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-8.8-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Jessie Snapshot console

microSD/Standalone: (console) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/console/bone-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb*
69cdfa330885e0cca0ac42f8fe1cd49c10b82562de556e0914da2dc1377c5dfc  bone-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (console) (BeagleBoard-X15)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/console/bbx15-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb*
66fbc2bdd85ce02871a751d9f2f6280ca8e604a526edeb4f62d1c25aa972ad60  bbx15-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-8.8-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

2017-06-25 - Debian 9 (Stretch)

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianStretch

2017-06-25 notes

* U-Boot: v2017.07-rc2

Stretch Snapshot lxqt

Flasher: (stretch-lxqt) (All BeagleBone Variants with a 4GB eMMC)

  • Kernel: 4.9.33-ti-r42

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-lxqt/BBB-blank-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum BBB-blank-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
e569c0a679ed6442dd14c0f9b7549cdb4caaee853a6e30f955fb2b3c0aec3c6e  BBB-blank-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat BBB-blank-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-lxqt) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.9.33-ti-r42

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-lxqt/bone-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
45166b82a4fd60ef9e81cc11d986f906463269cacdbe2c7c52f3b45f7ee57a1e  bone-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-lxqt) (BeagleBoard-X15)

  • Kernel: 4.9.33-ti-r42

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-lxqt/bbx15-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
fe8f6f43d35df527c03bbd561dc531b67d9c084f5a2118d8290b305f12cdf2b7  bbx15-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-9.0-lxqt-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (lxqt-xm) (BeagleBoard xM)

  • Kernel: 4.11.6-armv7-x1

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/lxqt-xm/bbxm-debian-9.0-lxqt-xm-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbxm-debian-9.0-lxqt-xm-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
00ec84f7abba537307645622dc799eeafc69038b34817ae17efbc5c45906e508  bbxm-debian-9.0-lxqt-xm-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbxm-debian-9.0-lxqt-xm-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Stretch Snapshot iot

Flasher: (stretch-iot) (All BeagleBone Variants with a 4GB eMMC)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-iot/BBB-blank-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum BBB-blank-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
cb917b1de95eba8dcf8872ce168102e255ba6f635d3e97b8c8b67f5d37434e09  BBB-blank-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat BBB-blank-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-iot) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-iot/bone-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
eaaf98b5d04a86748646488e37ac64f466107d0450d4ab8d332f9d9d6d5b235f  bone-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-iot) (BeagleBoard-X15)

  • Kernel: 4.4.68-ti-r110

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-iot/bbx15-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb*
2667d8242a70215656932a4dbb9bac4c06b45d34126a0e71034f3ca1cb254c0e  bbx15-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-9.0-iot-armhf-2017-06-25-4gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Stretch Snapshot console

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-console) (All BeagleBone Variants)

  • Kernel: 4.9.33-ti-r42

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-console/bone-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bone-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb*
4105c2def2792314bcd72e0cb2c66fa3b909d05f205373071c200fd42407b85f  bone-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bone-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

microSD/Standalone: (stretch-console) (BeagleBoard-X15)

  • Kernel: 4.9.33-ti-r42

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2017-06-25/stretch-console/bbx15-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

sha256sum bbx15-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb*
d769b65be600500b1f49b4f1a01e37df13f543986f0b488ec9be72ea0e6ee5d2  bbx15-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz

Windows/Mac/Linux gui

http://etcher.io

Linux: (dd)

xzcat bbx15-debian-9.0-console-armhf-2017-06-25-1gb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX

Kernel Options

General apt syntax for searching and installing a specific kernel:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-cache search linux-image | grep <branch>
sudo apt-get install linux-image-<specific version>
sudo reboot

Latest kernel script

cd /opt/scripts/tools/
git pull
sudo ./update_kernel.sh <OPTIONS>

3.8.x

This is the first beagleboard.org long term kernel tree with capemanager support, it's been the default install for Debian Wheezy

beagleboard.org patchset: https://github.com/beagleboard/linux/tree/3.8
3.8.x BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black FULL Cape Support
--bone-channel --stable
3.8.x BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black FULL Cape Support + Xenomai
--bone-xenomai-channel --stable

4.4.x-ti

beagleboard.org patchset: https://github.com/beagleboard/linux/tree/4.4
Based on: http://git.ti.com/gitweb/?p=ti-linux-kernel/ti-linux-kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/ti-rt-linux-4.4.y
4.4.x-ti All BeagleBone Variants and BeagleBoard-X15
--ti-channel --lts-4_4
4.4.x-ti All BeagleBone Variants and BeagleBoard-X15 + RT
--ti-rt-channel --lts-4_4
4.4.x-ti All BeagleBone Variants and BeagleBoard-X15 + Xenomai
--ti-xenomai-channel --lts-4_4

4.9.x-ti

beagleboard.org patchset: https://github.com/beagleboard/linux/tree/4.9
4.9.x-ti All BeagleBone Variants and BeagleBoard-X15
--ti-channel --lts-4_9
4.9.x-ti All BeagleBone Variants and BeagleBoard-X15 + RT
--ti-rt-channel --lts-4_9
4.9.x-ti All BeagleBone Variants and BeagleBoard-X15 + Xenomai
--ti-xenomai-channel --lts-4_9

Mainline (4.4.x lts)

4.4.x All BeagleBone Variants
--bone-kernel --lts-4_4
4.4.x All BeagleBone Variants + RT
--bone-rt-kernel --lts-4_4

Mainline (4.9.x lts)

4.9.x All BeagleBone Variants
--bone-kernel --lts-4_9

Debian 8: jessie

sudo apt-get install linux-image-armmp