I've spent hours trying to get my BBB to boot Ubuntu from the micro SD. This was a major selling point for me, but it is far from easy - I had to reflash the card with the update for the onboard Angstrom distro that's on the eMMC (which takes almost an hour to update itself!), then copy the Raring img back over it. It then boots, but is extremely unstable. There's no doubt the hardware rocks, but the software side feels very much like a work in progress...
UPDATE - by far the most important thing I can say is to get a decent power supply. Angstrom on the eMMC will run fine powered by the micro-usb, but Ubuntu will flatly refuse. I picked a D-Link wall wart that puts out 2A and my BBB has been working very nicely ever since.
Was this review helpful to you?
Browse for more products in the same category as this item: