Chapter 3

Installing a base operating system


This chapter presents the myriad of operating systems available for the BeagleBoard family of devices. Design goals for selecting a Linux distribution as a base for the penetration testing system are discussed. Various Ubuntu options are provided. New kernel changes and their effects on Ubuntu for the Beagles are outlined. The chapter concludes with the procedures for loading an operating system on a microSD card for use in a Beagle.


BeagleBone Black




Ångström Linux

Embedded Linux

Device tree binary

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 Available operating systems for the Beagles

 Attributes of a penetration testing Linux distribution

 Ubuntu options ...

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