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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The instructions given here are basically a more verbose version of the installation instructions found at the Ubuntu ARM and especially Ubuntu ARM/OMAP pages. In case of deviations, the instructions there should be given precedence because they are generally more up-to-date.
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How to get started with Ubuntu using pre-built binaries on your OMAP Platform
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Overview

If you are new to Ubuntu itself, a good place to get started and to learn more about Ubuntu is at Ubuntu Home Page. Explore all the links on the page in order to understand what Ubuntu is and what it means on the embedded platforms.

Contents

Install a Debian based Linux Distribution on your Host PC

Before proceeding make sure you have a desktop PC with a Debian based Linux Distribution installed. Ubuntu 10.04 is the recommended release however feel free to try others. For information on how to setup and install Ubuntu Visit Ubuntu's Download Page.


Diving in

Let's get started with installing an actual Ubuntu distribution on your OMAP platform device.

To continue, you will need to have your OMAP Platform device and a host PC with a Linux based Operating System installed. You could also see the videos to get an idea of what needs to be done.


Using Pre-Built Binaries

  1. Download Pre-built Ubuntu binaries - First get the Ubuntu binaries
  2. Installing Ubuntu - Copy the downloaded binaries to the SD Card
  3. Platform Configuration - Hookup the OMAP platform you have
  4. Setup a serial terminal - Boot up Ubuntu and configure a terminal to view output
  5. Boot Ubuntu - Boot up options
  6. Adding PPA to Ubuntu -- Installing OMAP additional packages
  7. Ubuntu Validation
  8. Whats Next...

That's it! If you still have any issues/questions/concerns/suggestions refer to the "Resources" section on the main page.


Estimated Time of Completion

Download: 50-60mins | Flashing to SD: 5-15mins | Setup and Bootup: 15-20mins | Total: 60-95mins



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