Need Help Updating BeagleBone Black A5A

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Bruce Skelly

Jul 10, 2020, 3:15:47 PM7/10/20
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I have an old BeagleBone Black model A5A.  I haven't used in it in a while, and I'm trying to update the software.  Currently in the 2GB eMMC I have Debian Wheezy.  debian_version says 7.8.

Scripts in /opt/scripts/tools such as the script to update the kernel don't work due to a bad (expired?) TLS certificate.

Apt-get can't find the Wheezy package archives.

I'm attempting to upgrade the OS to Jessie.

Can someone give me some tips on what I should be doing?



Mala Dies

Jul 11, 2020, 2:38:02 AM7/11/20
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Please go to and use a SD Card instead of your eMMC. This can have an updated image, get updated support, and have a working BBB. 


P.S. Also, if you do not press the S2 button on the BBB once booting w/ the new image, you may need to erase your eMMC data to move on to the new bootloader, i.e. as the eMMC sort of hold precedence over the SD Card in respect to the bootloader when booting. Please reply w/ any questions or if you get up and running soon. 

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