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Beagle-ROS and Angstrom

asked 2014-05-06 06:12:23 -0600

nvoltex gravatar image

When trying to get ROS on my beaglebone I decided to start by trying to implement it on the current OS - Angstrom. I wanted to follow the instructions on, however on the FAQ of Beagle-ROS it says that Angstrom should not be installed on beaglebone, but on a machine running linux.

Well... It might be strange, but I actually don't undertand what that means. Where I'm suppose to install Angstrom? And how should I proceed to get that donne?

Sorry for the "vague" questions, but I find myself a bit lost.

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answered 2014-05-07 12:20:16 -0600

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I don't have any experience with running ros in an embed device such as beaglebone. But, when it says that the installation must not be done in the beagle, that might be because ROS is too big to be compiled in the device it self. I have an intel i5 and i compiled ROS from source. That took a while man, guess in the beagle. Once i compiled OpenCV in the raspberry pi and i had to let the compilation proccess run during an entire night... The faq talks about cross-compiling, that is, you gonna compile the system in a different architecture rather than in the beagle. Then, when it's compiled, you are going to transfer that to the beagle... I hope i managed to help you.

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Take a look at the OpenEmbedded project

Edno gravatar imageEdno ( 2014-05-07 12:25:19 -0600 )edit

But should I install Angstrom anywere else? Like a VM? Or with ubuntu I should be able to follow the cross-compiling process? (I have never worked with cross-compiling)

nvoltex gravatar imagenvoltex ( 2014-05-08 04:36:12 -0600 )edit

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