Overo Image This page describes how to get a Linaro build running on your Gumstix Overo computer-on-module (COM).

Gumstix Overo COM(s) can be purchased online, starting here.

Choosing an Image

You'll need to download to files to create a bootable microSD card, a Hardware Pack and a binary image (root file system). There are a few types of binary images provided by Linaro:

  • Nano - the smallest image. X11 is not installed.
  • Developer - Kind of like Nano, but with compilers/interpreters
  • ALIP - the smallest X11 based image which uses XFCE.
  • Ubuntu Desktop - a full blown Ubuntu image with Unity

All images work. However, the ALIP image does feel a little more responsive than Ubuntu Desktop when running a graphical desktop.

You can download images for an Overo COM using one of these options:

You can install daily and milestone builds to your microSD card using these instructions

Testing the Image

1. Place SD card in to the microSD card slot on the Overo COM.

2. Connect USB serial cable to mini-usb slot labeled "console"

3. Start a serial console session on your computer. There are multiple clients such as cu and minicom. The baud rate is 115200, so an example commands would be:

cu -l /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 115200
picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0
minicom -b 115200 -D /dev/ttyUSB0
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
byobu /dev/ttyUSB0 115200

4. Connect the power

5. (For Non-Graphical Desktops) Once the system is booted you can get network access by running:

dhclient eth0

At this point you can install new packages with typical apt commands like: apt-get install openssh-server

Boards/Overo (last modified 2011-12-19 15:41:58)