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Chapter 2. The Basics and Getting Set Up

Your first major step into the world of BeagleBone is to hook it up and get to a command prompt so you can start telling it to do what you want.

But before you connect anything, let’s take a closer look at the BeagleBone. There are two versions of the board: the original BeagleBone and the newer BeagleBone Black. For most of this book, you’ll be able to do everything with either board, with a few exceptions that I’ll note.

It’s quite easy to tell the boards apart. The original BeagleBone is mostly white with black lettering and the BeagleBone Black is mostly black with white lettering. The main improvements with the BeagleBone Black are a faster processor, more memory, on-board storage, and on-board video ...

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