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PandaBoard
Panda BuildfARM

The PandaBoard is a low-power, low-cost single-board computer development platform based on the Texas Instruments OMAP4430 system on a chip (SoC). It is a community-supported development platform.

Technical Data

  • 1 GHz Dual core Cortex A9 Processor (OMAP 4430)
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • HDMI v1.3
  • 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi

More technical data (tests and configurations) on openSUSE:PandaBoard.

Installing the openSUSE 13.1 Image

  1. Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/distribution/13.1/appliances/ and choose between:
    1. JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-13.1-ARM-JeOS-panda-*.raw.xz or
    2. XFCE image for a graphical system openSUSE-13.1-ARM-XFCE-panda-*.raw.xz
    3. If you want to try the factory image, download the lateest image from http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/factory/images/
  2. As root extract the image onto your SD-Card(replace sdX with the device name of your SD-Card). WARNING all previous data on the SD-Card will be lost.
xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
  1. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your PandaBoard.
  2. Connect the PandaBoard to your PC via serial port.
  3. Connect the PandaBoard to your monitor via DVI or HDMI. (optional)
  4. Power on the PandaBoard.
  5. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  6. Have a lot of fun...

Installing the openSUSE 12.3 Image

  1. Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/distribution/12.3/images/ and choose between:
    1. JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-JeOS-panda-*.raw.xz or
    2. XFCE image for a graphical system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-XFCE-panda-*.raw.xz
  2. As root extract the image onto your SD-Card(replace sdX with the device name of your SD-Card). WARNING all previous data on the SD-Card will be lost.
xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
  1. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your PandaBoard.
  2. Connect the PandaBoard to your PC via serial port.
  3. Connect the PandaBoard to your monitor via DVI or HDMI. (optional)
  4. Power on the PandaBoard.
  5. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  6. Have a lot of fun...

Known Issues

  • Video is not accelerated
  • Dose not boot on Pandaboard-ES Rev B3 because the Modification of Elpida DDR2 RAM

U-Boot SPL 2013.04 (Jan 08 2014 - 14:33:37) OMAP4460 ES1.1 SDRAM: identified size not same as expected size identified: 0 expected: 40000000