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Re: Crosscompile using desktop packages - Installation instructions and documentation locations

On Sat, Aug 08, 2015 at 12:10:59PM +0200, nice sw123 wrote:
> Hello!
> ### Question 1c)
> How can I use the Debian armhf Distro on an embedded board such as BBB
> (Beaglebone Black)?
> Is there a howto somewhere?

This one's easier. Current BBB models are shipped with Debian on the flash
but it's Wheezy [Debian 7.8]

Debian Wiki




should both help.


has concatenateable images. One part is firmware and board specific, one part is partition and filesystem

zcat the tow portions together using zcat: there is a README file showing exactly what to do.

Use dd to copy the image to an SD card. This gives a minimal command line environment that can be built on from there.

A serial console cable is a very great help in all of this for debugging and seeing the progress of the boot.

Hope this helps,


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