Ok, first of all, we should set up the networking settings, since we are going to download a lot of software packages. The Ethernet cable should be plugged into the BeagleBone Black's Ethernet connector and the other end should be connected to the LAN switch. If the connection works, we should see the following line in the BeagleBone Black's kernel messages:
libphy: 4a101000.mdio:00 - Link is Up - 100/Full
Let me remind you that you can use either the
tail -f /var/log/kern.log or
dmesg command to see the kernel messages.
We can avoid using an Ethernet connection with a network trick; in fact, the host PC can be used as a gateway, for the BeagleBone Black, that can access the Internet using the USB cable. In the ...