Is there a flasher image available for snappy? I would like to run it from the eMMC rather than an sd card.


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Yes. Follow the instructions as provided on the following page


Basically insert your SD card, make sure it is unmounted. Make sure you know what block device SD car is with lsblk and sudo blkid commands.

The three commands you will need are:

wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf-bbb.img.xz


unxz -c ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf-bbb.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=32M



Finally take out your SD card and take beaglebone for the spin. I personally would connect it with ethernet cable attatched to the router, find out ip and ssh into it. Default username and password are both ubuntu

Couple things to remember:

  • snappy filesystem is by default mounted read-only. If had to remount to make changes in /etc/

  • you may have to use wpa_supplicant , there is no network-manager on snappy.

  • So will this actually write it to eMMC. I was able to get it to boot from the SD card but it didn't appear to write it to the flash. The other thing is, I currently have an older BBB with only 2gb if eMMC. Is it still possible to flash this device with Snappy ? Dec 26, 2015 at 13:46
  • I'm also looking at this issue - I can get snappy to install and run on an SD card. But I can't get it to flash my eMMC. Can you advise in a bit more detail? Thanks!
    – Daniel D
    Jan 1, 2016 at 5:46
  • @DanielD that is slightly beyond my knowledge Jan 1, 2016 at 6:00

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