BeagleBone For Dummies by Rui Santos

By Rui Santos

BeagleBone For Dummies is the definitive beginner's advisor to utilizing the preferred BeagleBone board to benefit electronics and programming. in contrast to different books that require past wisdom of electronics, Linux, and Python, this one assumes you recognize not anything in any respect, and publications you step by step during the means of getting conversant in your BeagleBone unique or BeagleBone Black. you will how one can get manage, use the software program, construct the undefined, and code your tasks, with lots of examples to stroll you thru the method. you are going to flow rigorously via your first BeagleBone undertaking, then get rules for branching out from there to create even greater, extra complex courses. The BeagleBone is a tiny desktop board – concerning the measurement of a bank card – that has all of the potential of a computing device. Its affordability and simplicity of use has made it renowned between hobbyists, fanatics, and programmers alike, and it is time that you should subscribe to their ranks as you formally dive into the realm of microcomputers. This publication gets rid of the guesswork from utilizing the preferred BeagleBone board and indicates you ways to wake up and operating very quickly.

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Htm in your default web browser (see Figure 3-1). 1. Installing drivers With the file you just opened on your web browser, click Step 2: Install Drivers in the menu on the left side of the web page (see Figure 3-2). Use the appropriate installation method based on your OS (Windows or Mac OS X). If you’re using Linux, it isn’t necessary to install the drivers. ✓ Windows: If you’re using Windows, we recommend that you try to install the drivers for the 64-bit version. If that installation fails, you’re running a 32-bit version, so install the 32-bit drivers.

When this process is finished, all four USR LEDs will be off. 4. Unplug your board. 5. Remove the microSD card. If you don’t remove the microSD card the next time you boot your BeagleBone Black, or if you remove the microSD card while the flashing process is occurring, your eMMC memory can get corrupted and your BeagleBone Black won’t boot. If the card does become corrupt, you have to repeat this section again to flash your BeagleBone’s eMMC memory properly. You’re done! The next time you plug in your board, it boots with the new OS.

Click the Extract icon. The Extract dialog box opens (see Figure 2-1). 1. 3. Navigate to the folder where you saved your Linux distribution. 4. Save the file in your preferred folder, and click OK. img file is extracted. Mac OS X If you’re using a Mac to decompress your Linux distribution, follow these steps: 1. Go to the App Store. 2. Search for and install the free application The Unarchiver. 3. Navigate to your Downloads folder. 4. xz file. The decompressing process starts immediately. xz files.

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