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BeagleBone Black

The BeagleBone Black is the new version of the BeagleBone.

Technical Data

  • TI AM335x SoC
    • ARM Cortex-A8 CPU @ 1 GHz
    • Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX530 2D/3D GPU
    • PRU-ICSS
      • 2 PRU microcontroller cores @ 200 MHz
  • 512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • HDMI
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
  • USB port
  • Serial port RS-232 (need additional cables)
  • 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. 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. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  8. Have a lot of fun...

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


Installing the openSUSE Leap 42.2 Image

Images will be available soon. Blocked by https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1008545

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. 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.


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 oflag=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...


Known issues

To boot from µSD card, you must press boot select switch button (near µSD slot) on power-on. See: Boot switch location. Otherwise, you will boot from internal eMMC.

Working with the PRU

The gnupru binutils/newlib/gcc toolchain project is packaged at home:a_faerber:pru.

A uio kernel driver is available:

modprobe uio_pruss