Installing Ubuntu 9.04 on Gumstix Overo
For some installation instructions for Ubuntu on the Gumstix Overo, click here. It's a mashup of some other tutorials that results in a working installation of Ubuntu 9.04.
Also, the previous post has some images. Video to come.
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Serial terminal may appear to hang
If you're interfacing with your Overo with the USB serial terminal, keep in mind that you won't see the 'login:' prompt after booting Ubuntu unless you configure getty to listen on /dev/ttyS2. You'll need to do this while your MicroSD card is still mounted on another host.
# cd /path/to/rootfs # cat > etc/event.d/ttyS2 <<EOF start on runlevel 2 start on runlevel 3 start on runlevel 4 start on runlevel 5 stop on runlevel 0 respawn exec /sbin/getty 115200 ttyS2 EOF
You will also need to add ttyS2 to /etc/securetty to allow root logins there:
# echo "ttyS2" >> etc/securetty