I’ve mostly abandoned a BeagleBoard-xM that I have, and am using Raspberry Pi for most of my embedded Linux hacks. I have built a Linux system for BeagleBoard-xM using Yocto Project though, so thought I’d put the instructions out there.
I’m performing the following build on an Ubuntu 14.04 Parallels Desktop 9 VM. The steps below were mostly discovered from the Yocto Project Quick Start. Look there if you need further help.
The following dependencies are required on the build machine before you proceed
sudo apt-get install gawk wget git-core diffstat unzip texinfo gcc-multilib build-essential chrpath libsdl1.2-dev xterm
Next, clone the the dora branch from the git repo of Yocto Project, and prepare the build environment
git clone -b dora http://git.yoctoproject.org/git/poky source poky/oe-init-build-env build
You’ll be in the the build folder when that is done.
Add the following to conf/local.conf
MACHINE ?= "beagleboard"
Go ahead and perform the build
After the build is done, grab and deploy the images from