After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Communicate with the BBB from your desktop computer using network connections such as Internet‐over‐USB and regular Ethernet.
- Communicate with the BBB using fallback serial connections such as Serial‐over‐USB or by using a custom USB‐to‐TTL 3.3 V cable.
- Interact with and control the BBB using simple Linux commands.
- Perform basic file editing using a Linux terminal.
- Manage Linux packages and set the system time.
- Use Linux sysfs to affect the state of BBB hardware.
- Safely shut down and reboot the BBB.
- Use Node.js, Cloud9, and BoneScript to write basic applications and code that interacts with BBB hardware.
If you are installing the BeagleBone Black under Windows 8/Windows 8.1, please ensure that you use the latest certified drivers, which are available from: Install the certified drivers directly from: https://github.com/beagleboard/beaglebone-getting-started/tree/master/Drivers/Windows
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Writing a New Image to the BBB
- 3 Digital Media Resources
- 4 External Resources
- 5 Errata
Getting started with Internet-over-USB
The chapter web page includes a video on getting started with Internet‐over‐USB
Zenmap is described in the chapter as a tool for scanning your network to find a network-attached BeagleBone. You are searching for an entry that has three to five open ports (e.g., 22 for SSH, 80 for the BBB guide, 8080 for the Apache web server, and 3000 for the Cloud 9 IDE). It may also identify itself with Texas Instruments. You can see the Zenmap application in action in the image to the left where 192.168.1.25 is the location of the BeagleBone on my network.
External Web Sites
The BeagleBoard.org website provides the main support for this platform, with software guides, community links, and downloads to support your development. An excellent “Getting Started” guide and blog is available at the website