EBC Out-of-the-Box

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder

Fortunately you have all you need to get running: your Bone and a USB cable. Plug the USB cable into your host computer (Mac, Windows, or Linux) and plug the mini-USB connector side into the USB connector near the Ethernet connector on the Bone (Figure 1-1).

Plugging In Figure 1-1. Plugging a BeagleBone Black into a USB port. In 10 or 15 seconds you’ll see a new drive appear on your host computer (Figure 1-2).

A new USB drive Figure 1-2. The Beagle appears as a USB drive. Open the drive and open START.htm with Google Chrome or FireFox (Figure 1-3).

Open START.htm Figure 1-3. Open START.htm Follow the instructions (Figure 1-4) for installing the USB Drivers for your host computer’s OS.

Install USB Drivers Figure 1-4. Install the USB drivers Then point the browser on your host to (Figure 1-5).

Open START.htm Figure 1-5. Open on your host computer You are now ready to explore your Bone. Look around. There’s lots of information on the page. The green banner at the top means the browser is talking to the Bone and code on the page can be editted and run on the Bone. Try it!

Also be sure to point your browser to (Figure 1-6).

Cloud9 Figure 1-6. Cloud9 Here you’ll find Cloud9, a web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you edit and run code on your Bone! See “Edit a file using Cloud9 IDE” for more details.

thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder