Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on BabelGate G5001


  • Download Ubuntu Server 14.04 image (https://www.ubuntu.com/download)
  • Create a bootable USB with the downloaded image
  • Connect to BabelGate G5001 serial line

Installation process

Start BabelGate G5001 with serial line connected to the PC. A start boot option will be displayed as follows

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Wait for the timer to end and the UEFI Shell will be displayed.

Reset the board until the FS0 containing the Ubuntu Server appear in the list.

Note: Is better to use a good USB 2.0 to install the SO

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In the Shell execute the following commands:

cd efi
cd boot

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Once executed the commands Grub will be displayed with the option "Install Ubuntu". Navigate to this option and press key e This will allow you to edit the booting options.

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Add two lines before the line starting with "linux" with the following text

set terminal_output console
set terminal_input console

Now modify the "linux" line options adding the option

text console=ttyS0,115200

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Once edited press "Ctrl+x" to make the system to boot with the new options

Now the usual installation process for Ubuntu will be displayed.

First, select a language for the installation process:

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Then, select your location:

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Choose your network configuration, DHCP or Static IP:

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Select a username and a password for the new account:

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Next step is to create partitions disk.

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The recommended schema to install the system in the internal memory is to create two partitions (No swap partition)

  • Partition "EFI System Partition" 256MB for /boot
  • Partition EXT4 with the rest of the disk space for /

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Once defined both partitions write them to disk and continue with the Ubuntu installation.

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Finally, you can tune the system with your needs installing some additional software. OpenSSH server is highly recommended, in order to access in Babelgate via ssh connection.

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Post Installation

Once the installation finish, you may ssh to the system and modify /etc/default/grub as follows


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Save it and execute

sudo update-grub2

Next reboot should show boot progress on serial line.