[TriEmbed] Linux newbie advice

Carl Nobile carl.nobile at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 10:22:13 CDT 2014


I just found out some very interesting information. As it turns out the
Beagle Bone started to use Debian as the default OS on the BBB. Since
Ubuntu is based off Debian I would just go ahead and update to the Debian
from the link below.


This page from Adafruit gives a very clear process for doing the install.
You will need a mini SD card to do it however.


I just did it and it went very smoothly. If you need help let me know. I
can also give you pointers on how to setup a user account that has sudo for


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM, Carl Nobile <carl.nobile at gmail.com> wrote:

> Glen,
> I have a BBB. The only difference between the two is that most people are
> more familiar with Ubuntu, so it is just more intuitive to them, me
> included. I haven't bothered changing the OS on the board myself, I just
> work with it the way it is. You will also find that Angstrom is more
> strongly supported and will be better supported at least as of now. If you
> are new to the Linux world, as you seem to intimate, I don't think it will
> really make a difference one way or another. MOF maybe a little more
> difficult if you try to put Ubuntu on the BBB.
> Carl
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Glen Smith <mrglenasmith at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I would like to get started using my new BeagleBoneBlack, and am looking
>> for a textbook to help out. Does anyone have any recommendations for Linux
>> or BeagleBone?
>> A quick web search hints that Angstrom is the officially supported
>> version, but some people find it more difficult than Ubuntu. Any thoughts
>> from folks who have been there done that?
>> Glen
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