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Old 09-06-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
b-neva
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Installing Ubuntu on Beagleboard


I'm trying to follow these steps to install the OS onto my MicroSD card (4GB) but it doesn't seem to work. My SD card is 4gb, the file is 2.5gb but it stops at 1gb for some reason?
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/OmapNetbook

I tried the first one which was
Code:
sudo sh -c 'zcat ./ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img.gz |dd bs=4M of=/dev/mmcblk ; sync'
error
Code:
dd: writing `/dev/mmcblk': No space left on device
0+31822 records in
0+31821 records out
1046294528 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 122.165 s, 8.6 MB/s
I got the same thing for the second option too
Code:
gunzip ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img
sudo dd bs=4M if=uubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img of=/dev/mmcblk
sync
and this is the error I get from the 2nd option

Code:
dd: writing `/dev/mmcblk': No space left on device
250+0 records in
249+0 records out
1046294528 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 27.7209 s, 37.7 MB/s
any Ideas?



here is my fdisk

Code:
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes
4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 121008 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 64 * 512 = 32768 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000ab1ab
 
Old 09-07-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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Might the fact that your device is /dev/mmcblk0 and not /dev/mmcblk have something to do with the problem? My netbook identifies an SD card inserted into its first slot as /dev/mmcblk0; when using dd to copy an image to that card, I have to identify it as /dev/mmcblk0
 
Old 09-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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Might the fact that your device is /dev/mmcblk0 and not /dev/mmcblk have something to do with the problem? My netbook identifies an SD card inserted into its first slot as /dev/mmcblk0; when using dd to copy an image to that card, I have to identify it as /dev/mmcblk0
Yea that fixed it. The website says give it the raw name as in mmcblk not mmcblk0 but I did that and it worked
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Hello,

I am trying to do the same, get ubuntu onto an SD card for my beagleboard and I was able to do all the steps without an error but after I put the SD card into the board, I get an error.

These are the steps I have taken:

1. Downloaded ubuntu-11.04-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap3.img.gz to my /home folder
2. gunzip ubuntu-netbook-10.10-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap4.img.gz (while in the /home folder)
3. sudo dd bs=4M if=ubuntu-netbook-10.10-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap4.img of=/dev/sde
4. sync
5. Put the SD card back into the beagleboard
6. went to minicom in my terminal and then powered the board
7. typed this into the command line:
Code:
# setenv bootcmd 'mmc init;fatload mmc 0 0x82000000 boot.scr;source 0x82000000'; setenv autostart yes; saveenv; boot
And this is what I am getting. I do not know why. Please help!

---------- Post added 03-21-12 at 08:40 PM ----------

this is the picture

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37216735/Scr...%3A19%3A25.png
 
Old 03-22-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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I'm not really sure how to fix your problem as it's been a while since I have touched the beagleboard.

Code:
# setenv bootcmd 'mmc init;fatload mmc 0 0x82000000 boot.scr;source 0x82000000'; setenv autostart yes; saveenv; boot
^^ I never had to type anything into the command line like that after putting it onto the board. Once I got it on the SD Card I just put it in the board and turned it on and everything worked.
 
  


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