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The BeagleBoard Has Arrived!!

The long awaited Beagle board has arrived.

Even tough the team’s enthusiasm was up the roof we were not able to try it out. More on this later. I would also like to inform all people who is following this blog religiously that our project is now hosted on SourceForge.net at http://sourceforge.net/projects/theblackbox/ . And I have also set up a CVS so those who want to follow the code will be able to follow it from the net.

The CVS code is as follows

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@theblackbox.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/theblackbox login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@theblackbox.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/theblackbox co -P modulename

I am sorry to say due to some weird problem you can not view the CVS modules from Sourceforge. You will need to use some kind of client. I am currently using Eclipse as my development IDE hence all my CVS materials comes from that. I have heard that TortoiseCVS is quite neat in its own way (for Windows) but I’d rather use Eclipse your choice.

Please feel free to be a part of the project. Warning us of any bugs will be rewarded with a Cookie.

Now back to the BeagleBoard was indeed a great buy. Small and fast. Though the peripherals cost us quite much. We installed Angstrom Linux  distribution. Which could be found at http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/ . Being new in using the BeagleBoard we decided to use some of the sources at hand. We started with the site http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardBeginners . We ran into some problems.

Our first problem was that we did not have a AT-Everex cable to connect to the board. So we had to jump to Step 5 of the steps presented in the web-site.  Which is basicly Linux Boot Formatting the SDHC disc we bought for the board. I beg you please not to follow the steps at elinux.org instead follow http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/LinuxBootDiskFormat . It is much more clear and you don’t get side stepped. Once we used the steps in formatting the SD disk in code.google.com we noticed we needed cable so we can tell the board where to boot from. So until we get that cable (or make one for our selves?) the project is at a halt. Just follow this blog for any more updates on the board and follow the Sourceforge.net ‘s for the changes on our code.