How To Get Satellite CCRMA

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by Edgar Berdahl, July 2011

1. Get The Parts

  • Beagle Board (preferably the Beagle Board xM, try DigiKey or Mouser)
  • 4GB SD/micro SDHC card - get a high-quality one from a brand like Kingston (Note: Don't try to use an 8GB card!)
  • One GT Max adjustable-length USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • 2.5A 5V switching power adaptor
  • Solderless breadboard
  • Only if you have the Beagle Board original: External Ethernet/USB hub such as the GWC Technology HE2440

2. Burn Image to the SD Card

Be very careful when carrying out this procedure! If you choose the wrong block device, you could easily erase everything on it!

  • Download the appropriate Satellite CCRMA SDHC card image from the main page and uncompress it.
  • Connect the blank (micro) SDHC card to your Mac by plugging it in directly to a camera SD card reader or use a USB micro SDHC reader/writer.
  • Open up the Terminal program, and find out which block device the (micro) SDHC card is connected to by running the df command. For instance, you might see it show up as something like /dev/disk3s1. If yours is named differently, then just substitute the correct name throughout the remainder of the instructions.
  • Unmount it by executing

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3s1

  • Realize that the block device for the entire (micro) SDHC card is named /dev/disk3
  • Write the image to the entire (micro) SDHC card using the command

dd if=SatelliteCCRMA-xMRevC_Maverick.dd of=/dev/disk3

where you substitute the appropriate image name. This will take a while.

Read the results in the terminal carefully to make sure that there weren't any errors. If you have any difficulties: try again, and/or try changing the bs value to 10M or something else. This changes the block size of each write. No matter what, using a high-quality (micro) SDHC card can save you a lot of trouble later!

3. Put Them All Together

Plug everything in, and you should be ready to go. Here it is with some speakers.