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
       
    ./update_kernel.sh
    
  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.

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