Update Beaglebone firmware & kernel

Note: This process can leave your Beaglebone unable to boot if you run out of space in the / partition. If your Beaglebone is working, leave it alone. Only do this for a Beaglebone where you don’t mind if it takes you a while to fix if something goes wrong.

Update Beaglebone kernel and firmware

  1. Ensure at least 100 MB free / disk space via
    df -h
  2. on the Beaglebone
    cd /opt/scripts/tools
    git pull
  3. reboot Beaglebone

Reinstall Linux

If the Beaglebone is messed up, you may need to reinstall Linux from scratch–erasing all existing files in the process.



Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //