Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack Debian

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This page is about running the armhf port of Debian distribution at BeagleBoard. The latest image can be found at:

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 /boot/uboot/ID.txt 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).



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

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata


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

Debian Build Instructions

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

git clone git://
cd image-builder

Debian Releases


md5sum BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-03-04-2gb.img.xz
fd15e685b328eca7ec31e6edd72ac6f6  BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-03-04-2gb.img.xz
md5sum bone-debian-7.4-2014-03-04-2gb.img.xz
49c1dd902841560a80fba89bfd940a74  bone-debian-7.4-2014-03-04-2gb.img.xz