HCL:BeagleBoard

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The BeagleBoard is the original BeagleBoard. Compared to his successor, the BeagleBoard-xM, this BeagleBoard has a slower CPU core (clocked at 720 MHz compared to the 1GHz of the xM), less RAM (128 MB compared to 512 MB), no Ethernet, no USB host but have 512 MB of NAND flash.

Technical Data

  • TI OMAP3530 Processor - 720 MHz (or 600 MHz for old releases) ARM Cortex-A8 core
  • 128 MB LPDDR RAM
  • Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 2D/3D graphics processor
  • DVI-D (HDMI connector chosen for size)
  • Serial port RS-232
  • Audio in/out
  • S-Video
  • 5V Power socket
  • mini-USB port

Writing a disk image to the SD card

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Tumbleweed
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image

    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.


    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Leap15.0
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image

    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.


    Susemini.png
    Version:
    42.3
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image

    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the 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. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps.
  8. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  9. Have a lot of fun...
Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.