Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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
Start BabelGate G5001 with serial line connected to the PC. A start boot option will be displayed as follows
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
In the Shell execute the following commands:
fs0: cd efi cd boot BOOTx64.EFI
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.
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
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:
Then, select your location:
Choose your network configuration, DHCP or Static IP:
Select a username and a password for the new account:
Next step is to create partitions disk.
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 /
Once defined both partitions write them to disk and continue with the Ubuntu installation.
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.
Once the installation finish, you may ssh to the system and modify /etc/default/grub as follows
GRUB_TERMINAL=console GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="console=ttyS0,115200" GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
Save it and execute
Next reboot should show boot progress on serial line.