Installing BeagleB Black rootfs: debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD.iso

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Installing BeagleB Black rootfs: debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD.iso

Postby _nobody_ » 2018-10-05 11:48

Hello to everyone/Debian Forum users,

I have a bit different question than Debian on x86 or x86_64, since I would like to use embedded BeagleBone Black platform, and, my best guess is the following distro to be used: debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD-1.iso (or maybe debian-9.5.0-armhf-DVD-1.iso), not sure (hf stands for Hard Floating).
Once I download such a .iso file, I see the following, after downloading from https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/cu ... l/iso-dvd/ :

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[vuser@fedora28-ssd debian]$ ls -al
total 6875024
drwxr-xr-x.  5 vuser vboxusers       4096 Oct  5 13:52 .
drwxr-xr-x.  9 vuser vboxusers       4096 Oct  5 06:08 ..
drwxr-xr-x. 10 vuser vboxusers       4096 Oct  5 13:53 bbb
-rw-r--r--.  1 vuser vboxusers 4674404352 Oct  5 13:49 debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD-1.iso


After the command executed: $ 7z x -obbb/ debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD-1.iso

I have the following in bbb/ directory:

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[vuser@fedora28-ssd debian]$ cd bbb
[vuser@fedora28-ssd bbb]$ ls -al
total 700
drwxr-xr-x. 10 vuser vboxusers   4096 Oct  5 13:53 .
drwxr-xr-x.  5 vuser vboxusers   4096 Oct  5 13:52 ..
drwx------.  2 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:06 css
drwx------.  2 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:23 .disk
drwx------.  3 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:06 dists
drwx------.  6 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:06 doc
drwx------.  2 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:07 firmware
drwx------.  4 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:06 install
-rw-r--r--.  1 vuser vboxusers 646810 Jul 14 15:23 md5sum.txt
drwx------.  2 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:06 pics
drwx------.  4 vuser vboxusers   4096 Jul 14 15:07 pool
-rw-r--r--.  1 vuser vboxusers   8957 Jul 14 15:23 README.html
-rw-r--r--.  1 vuser vboxusers    291 Mar  4  2017 README.mirrors.html
-rw-r--r--.  1 vuser vboxusers     86 Mar  4  2017 README.mirrors.txt
-rw-r--r--.  1 vuser vboxusers   5589 Jul 14 15:23 README.txt
[vuser@fedora28-ssd bbb]$


Now, I need to have rootfs as .tar.gz file, and both kernel and related DTB files, so I can boot all of this from SDCard, 1st partition (zero one is reserved for u-boot, and it works seamlessly). :mrgreen:

Where I can find or how I can make initramfs (from which ingredients), and where I can find kernel and DTB files (they go to /root directory of unpacked initramfs)?

Thank you,
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Re: Installing BeagleB Black rootfs: debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD.

Postby _nobody_ » 2018-10-07 05:03

It seems that is the one, so far:
https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2018-10-05/stretch-iot/


And the image is:
BBB-blank-debian-9.5-iot-armhf-2018-10-05-4gb.img.xz


Let me see if I can get anything from it!? :mrgreen:

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Re: Installing BeagleB Black rootfs: debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD.

Postby debiman » 2018-10-07 08:47

i think you should go to beaglebone web pages and install what they recommend:
http://beagleboard.org/getting-started
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Re: Installing BeagleB Black rootfs: debian-9.5.0-armel-DVD.

Postby _nobody_ » 2018-10-07 20:13

YES, I do not need that. I already did it, after I posted the previous post.

I used this image:
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https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2018-09-30/stretch-iot/BBB-blank-debian-9.5-iot-armhf-2018-09-30-4gb.img.xz


And, yes, I used the SD Card burner:
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http://etcher.io


Then, I was able even to upgrade Debian image in the flash. Cool! 8)

But, anyway, thank you for the link. I see, it has some more interesting data. I'll read it!

There are more things I plan to do here... Later! :mrgreen:

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