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tagline: From openSUSE

The BeagleBone is the original version of the BeagleBone Black.

Technical Data

  • TI AM335x 720 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core
  • 256 MB DDR3 RAM
  • Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 2D/3D graphics processor
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
  • USB port
  • USB device
  • 5V Power socket

Installing the openSUSE Tumbleweed image

  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 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. Alternatively can download Etcher, an open source tool to flash your image graphically.

  4. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  5. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  6. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  7. Power on the board.
  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.


Installing the openSUSE 13.2 image

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    13.2
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT 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. Alternatively can download Etcher, an open source tool to flash your image graphically.

  4. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  5. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  6. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  7. Power on the board.
  8. Walk through the first boot steps.
  9. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  10. Have a lot of fun...

Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


Installing the openSUSE 13.1 Image

  1. Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/13.1:/Contrib:/Beaglebone/images and choose between:
    1. JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-13.1-ARM-JeOS-beaglebone-*.raw.xz or
    2. XFCE image for a graphical system openSUSE-13.1-ARM-XFCE-beaglebone-*.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
  3. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your BeagleBoard.
  4. Connect the BeagleBone Black to your PC via serial port.
  5. Connect the BeagleBone Black to your monitor via HDMI. (optional)
  6. Press boot select switch button (near µSD slot) on power-on to boot from sd card (see: Boot switch location)
  7. Power on the BeagleBone Black.
  8. Walk through the first boot steps.
  9. Have a lot of fun...