Action Item #497
Provide image file for PiBox release
|Status:||Closed||Start date:||03 Feb 2016|
|Target version:||001 - Proof of concept|
|Severity:||03 - Medium|
Danny needs an image file he can dd to an SD card of the current PiBox release. This requires updating the mksd and mkinstall scripts to generate the image file instead of writing to a mounted card.
#1 Updated by Hammel about 2 years ago
- Status changed from New to In Progress
- % Done changed from 0 to 10
I created an image file and tested on a RPi Model B. It won't work with a Model 2 (quad core) because that uses a different CPU. It will probably work with a B+ or A. You can get the image file here:
You need a 3GB or larger SD card for this. The image file is 2.5GB. To install:
dd if=pibox-pre-0.11.0.img of=/dev/sdcard bs=1M
Substitue the device name as appropriate, or use some other tool to do a byte copy to the SD card.
This will boot up to the PiBox Development Platform. Wait for the second boot - the first boot runs some setup stuff and then reboots into the working system. Use the root menu (right click on background) to get the Network Configuration tool. Configure your network and then copy in the .opk files from the original package. Use
with a password of pibox. Install the opk files with
opkg-cl install *.opk
Then reboot. That will get you the PiBox Media Server interface, which is what we'll use to control the IoT devices.
Let me know how this goes for you by updating this issue.
#4 Updated by Hammel about 2 years ago
That image doesn't work on RPi 2's. It only works on the RPi A, A+, B and B+. The 2 has a different processor (we talked about that yesterday a little). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi#Specifications
It looks like it might also work on a Compute Module and the Pi Zero, but I haven't tried that. I think I have A+ and B's. Mostly B's.