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BBB what image??
« on: February 02, 2015, 01:52:21 PM »
Guys;

Just curious what image you folks are using on your 'Bones?

Mine came with a preinstalled Debian (7.8 wheezy-bbb) which I cannot add packages to because (typically) Debian doesn't seem to be very fast at fixes and I get a Key error:

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W: GPG error: http://debian.beagleboard.org wheezy-bbb Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1418840246 KEYEXPIRED 1418840304 KEYEXPIRED 1418840246 KEYEXPIRED 1418840246 KEYEXPIRED 1418840304

And I tried a lot of "fixes" none of which work. It "works" but I need NFS to push the data to a mounted file system and it is missing those packages, which is kind of silly, IMHO.

Anyway, curious where you guys are on images / distributions, etc?

Thanks.

Tom
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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 10:35:57 PM »
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Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone47 #1 SMP Fri Apr 11 01:36:09 UTC 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux
The Beaglebone as shipped, unfortunately, has a patch issue.  The cert expired on the repository that is configured on the system as shipped.  The fix for this is to remove the broken repository.  There is even one to add to make things better.  My /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this:

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

deb [arch=armhf] http://repos.rcn-ee.net/debian wheezy main

then you can do the usual:  apt-get clean;apt-get update;apt-get upgrade and all is well.

I stuck with the debian image because it has the best support for all the IO on the board, and it is a lot!



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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 10:32:29 AM »
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Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone47 #1 SMP Fri Apr 11 01:36:09 UTC 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux
The Beaglebone as shipped, unfortunately, has a patch issue.  The cert expired on the repository that is configured on the system as shipped.  The fix for this is to remove the broken repository.  There is even one to add to make things better.  My /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this:

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

deb [arch=armhf] http://repos.rcn-ee.net/debian wheezy main

then you can do the usual:  apt-get clean;apt-get update;apt-get upgrade and all is well.

I stuck with the debian image because it has the best support for all the IO on the board, and it is a lot!

Thanks.

But..

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Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://repos.rcn-ee.net wheezy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 4D603614FADFB657
 
and:

Need to get 4,189 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,229 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!

a bunch of packages..

Install these packages without verification [y/N]?
E: Some packages could not be authenticated


****Sigh.*****

As I said, typical Debian, in my experience.

I bet I spent 40 hours researching this and tried a bunch including this to no avail.

Thanks for the input.

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 10:32:09 PM »
Bad on me.  I left out the part about the key:

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wget https://repos.rcn-ee.net/debian/pool/main/r/rcn-ee-archive-keyring/rcn-ee-archive-keyring_2015.01.28~bpo70%2b20150128%2b1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i rcn-ee-archive-keyring_2015.01.28~bpo70%2b20150128%2b1_all.deb

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:38:53 AM »
That seems to have gotten it!

Appreciate it.

Pretty sure I tried to install that keyring .deb the other day but had the old sources.list.

Thanks.

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 09:35:18 AM »
Oh;

FYI for anyone following this:

I had to run "sudo chmod -x /etc/init.d/led_aging.sh" to get past upgrade errors about led aging.

Seems Element14 dropped the ball on their shipping boards image. In multiple ways, sadly.

Its all good now.

Now on to some fun.

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 09:21:48 PM »
Glad to hear you got it sorted.  It is a nice machine once you get it up and running.
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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 07:32:09 PM »

So, I just bought a BBB as well.   Not sure what might be wrong but it seems to work OK for me so far.

Pretty cool device !  I seem to remember that Debian was the first Linux that I installed many years
ago on a PC as a secondary partition.

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 08:27:50 PM »
Debian has been around a long while, no question.  I was running a distribution called SLS back in 1991.  I believe it later morphed a few times and eventually slackware came about- It was downloaded using a modem to 5 floppy disks.  That was on a $2500 PC.  Today the BBB has way more memory, cpu (including floating point), IO ability, costs $39 and is the size of a deck of cards including video card.  Have to love how technology advances.  Oh, and it can hold a card that is the size of your pinkie fingernail that can hold 256GB of storage.  Sheesh. 

Other things happening now, the pi version 2 B was just announced.  Quad core, more memory, better IO speed.  ODroid are producing amazing boards too.

If Mario makes me wait much longer, I'm going to have to do more with mine other than be the serial reader for my KID.  I figure it should be able to pull enough data to calculate nearly everything displayed on the KID's screen once I get amperage across the shunt into the BBB.  Still easier to read it on a serial bus directly though :)
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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 02:57:38 AM »

Where can one find a BBB for $39 ?  Cheapest I've seen it is like $49.  Not that 10 dollars is too big
of a deal...

Also, nice that the RB Pi has a quad core now because it was pretty slow but, at least with the Beagle
Bone, there is at least the possibility of being able to buy the parts (TI) if I wanted to build a product.

As far as the parts to build a Raspberry Pi compatible product, there is very little hope to be able to buy the
parts, not to mention, there is no documentation available to mere mortals on the Broadcom parts.

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 09:09:00 AM »
boB;

I snagged mine from Amazon for ~$66, included the beagleboard, USB cable, wallwart and clear case. Bare board alone was a bit less but I wanted it to be ready on arrival.

I get in on stuff late and usually miss the "deals". :o

Just FYI.

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Re: BBB what image??
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2015, 11:12:35 AM »
Ebay has a bunch of BBB at $40 if you wanted to go that route.  If you go Amazon, you are looking at more.  I too went with a kit.  The bare board unless you already have a bunch of stuff, really doesn't do much for you.  I have used Pis, BBs, and now Odroids.  I still like my BB, though another 512MB of memory and another core sure would be nice at times.
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