BeagleBone Green Getting Started

This post details how to get started with a BeagleBone Green (BBG) microSD card.

1. Getting Started

Instructions for getting started with the BBG are available at at at This involves downloading the Debian Linux image and writing it to a microSD card (make sure you use the Debian image for the BBG). My version was:

Buster IoT (without graphical desktop) for BeagleBone and PocketBeagle via microSD card
AM3358 Debian 10.3 2020-04-06 4GB SD IoT image for PocketBeagle, BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, BeagleBone Black Wireless, BeagleBone Black Industrial, BeagleBone Blue, SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green, SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless, SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced, Arrow BeagleBone Black Industrial and Mentorel BeagleBone uSomIQ - more info - sha256sum: 22448ba28d0d58e25e875aac3b4e91eaef82e2d11c9d2c43d948ed60708f7434

The driver for networking via USB didn’t work with the latest version of MacOS (Big Sur 11.2.1) but the BBG was able to use DNS over Ethernet to connect to my network (this won’t work in the lab if there is more than one BBG plugged into the network). One can then run ssh to access (use “temppwd” as the password for user “debian”)

debian@beaglebone:~$ ssh -Y debian@beaglebone.local
Debian GNU/Linux 10 Debian Buster IoT TIDL Image 2020-04-06


default username:password is [debian:temppwd]

debian@beaglebone.local's password: 

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