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[Fsfe-uk] Follow-up: MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Apr. "BeagleBone Black: intro,

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Follow-up: MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Apr. "BeagleBone Black: intro, setup, projects and alternatives"
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:01:18 +0100
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On 12/04/2019 09:27, Michael Dorrington wrote:

> * Event: Manchester Free Software's April Meeting
> * 15 minute slot 1: Intro to small computers & ARM
> * 45 minute slot:   Setting up
> * 15 minute slot 2: Wi-Fi router
> * 15 minute slot 3: What it can't do and alternatives

On the issues of getting Debian Stretch working on the BBB, it turns out
there are "issues" but, thankfully, Debian Buster works.  Thanks to Bob
Mottram (of FreedomBone https://freedombone.net/) for this information.
 You do need to use uboot / uEnv.txt values different to the
vmdebootstrap example, particularly:


Since Debian Buster is soon to be released then it is best to develop on
this anyway.  Do note that vmdebootstrap is not going to be in Buster
(and beyond) so consider moving to an alternative.

The FSF have an article on "Single-board computers" (like the BBB):
(Thanks to Bob Ham for this link.)

Our next meeting is Tuesday, 21st May (the 3rd Tuesday of the month as


FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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