Replacing Angstrom with Ubuntu
I quite struggled with Angstrom :
- could not install most of needed perl modules
- could not get sftp to work
- lot of stuff I am not using running by default (and not sure how to remove it)
Not saying Angström is not a good distro. It is good for discovery and just runs out of the box. It is jus a bit raw for me and I am not used to it.
I finally decided to move to Ubuntu, a linux distribution I know a bit more and which has a wider supporting community.
I found all required information to install Ubuntu here : http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu. If I do a short summary :
- Download the eMMC Ubuntu image here : BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-13.04-2013-10-08.img.xz
- Unzip it and dump it to an uSD card (2Gb is ok) using WinDiskImage on windows (or dd on linux)
- Insert SD card into the BBB
- Power it on
- Wait for the 4 leds to be solid (can be long, more that 30 minutes…)
- Remove power
- Remove SD card
- Power again : you’re running on Ubuntu !