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BeagleBone Essentials by Rodolfo Giometti

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Chapter 1. Installing the Developing System

In this first chapter, after a short introduction to some common terms of the embedded programming used in this book, we'll give you a brief overview of BeagleBone Black's hardware features, how to use the BeagleBone Black's on-board operating system, and how to (re)install and set up a complete developing system based on the Debian distribution, starting from zero. At the end of this chapter, we will give you some hints on how to install a complete host system based on Ubuntu.

Embedded world terms

Before putting our hands on our new board, it is recommended that we acquaint ourselves with some terms that the user should know in order to avoid misunderstandings. People who have already worked with some ...

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