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Programming the BeagleBone by Yogesh Chavan

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Installing Debian image on SD card

Now that we know about our hardware, let's install OS. BeagleBone Black and BeagleBone Green come preinstalled with Debian Linux on emmc storage. BeagleBone also supports booting from OS on an SD card. We can use a Linux setup on emmc for exercises in this book. But it is always better to install OS on SD card and boot from it. In case of wrong configuration or unexpected problems, we can install Debian image and start hacking again. Also, it is easier to copy-paste files on an SD card to and from a PC.

The BeagleBone wiki page has a list of OS known to be working on BeagleBone: http://elinux.org/BeagleBone_Operating_Systems. It includes Android, Ubuntu, Angstrom, Minix, WinCE, and so on. Officially Linux distribution ...

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