Posts Tagged “linux”
In May 2021 I worked through the Buildroot training by Bootlin on a Beaglebone black. This is not the wireless version the lab description expects, but it worked well nonetheless. I enjoyed this very much, the materials from Bootlin are excellent.
At the time they used the older
uEnv.txtmethod for booting. Since I'm also playing with an STM32MP157C-DK2, which uses distro boot, I wanted to switch the Beaglebone black over to also use it, to get a more uniform configuration across my devices.
Distro boot is becoming popular for booting embedded Linux systems, because it decouples the boot loader from the Linux system. It is no longer necessary to fiddle with U-Boot environment variables to tell U-Boot where the Linux kernel image, device tree and root file system are.
The starting point is a configuration file
extlinux.conf. More ...
I got model 20S0000HGE (Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake, Intel Graphics, WWAN card) with memory upgraded to 32GB, disk upgraded to 1TB and a US keyboard. I got it from lapstars.de and was quite satisfied with the service, quick delivery (UPS) and no issues.
I used Debian Buster (stable) from a netinst image on a USB stick. This time I wiped Microsoft Windows completely, no more dual boot (on my previous machine I never used it after initial installation, so good riddance).More ...
Disabling Secure Boot
To boot into Debian netinst on a USB stick I had to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS. More ...