These release notes contain information on building the meta-sugarbay BSP layer, and booting the images contained in the /binary directory. Please see the corresponding sections below for details.
Without modification, the pre-built images contain a 10-day timer. If you boot the pre-built images on target hardware, the hardware will automatically reboot after 10 days at which time the timer will reset itself to another 10-day period. To disable this timer, you must rebuild the BSP image using the Yocto Project.
The 'Sugar Bay' platform consists of the Intel® Sandy Bridge processor, plus the Cougar Point PCH (Q67 Express or B65 Express chipsets). This BSP assumes that the Sandy Bridge integrated graphics are being used.
Building the meta-sugarbay BSP layer
In order to build an image with BSP support for a given release, download the corresponding BSP tarball from the 'Board Support Package (BSP) Downloads' page of the Yocto Project website.
Having done that, and assuming you extracted the BSP tarball contents at the top-level of your yocto build tree, you can build a Sugar Bay image by adding the location of the meta-sugarbay layer to bblayers.conf as follows:
To enable the sugarbay layer, add the sugarbay MACHINE to local.conf:
MACHINE ?= "sugarbay"
You should then be able to build a sugarbay image as such:
$ source oe-init-build-env
$ bitbake core-image-sato
At the end of a successful build, you should have a live image that you can boot from a USB flash drive (see instructions on how to do that below, in the section Booting the images in /binary).
As an alternative to downloading the BSP tarball, you can also work directly from the meta-intel git repository. For each BSP in the 'meta-intel' repository, there are multiple branches, one corresponding to each major release starting with 'laverne' (0.90), in addition to the latest code which tracks the current master (note that not all BSPs are present in every release). Instead of extracting a BSP tarball at the top level of your yocto build tree, you can equivalently check out the appropriate branch from the meta-intel repository at the same location.
Booting the images in /binary
This BSP contains bootable live images which can be used to directly boot Yocto from a USB flash drive.
Under Linux, insert a USB flash drive. Assuming the USB flash drive takes device /dev/sdf, use dd to copy the live image to it. For example:
# dd if=core-image-sato-sugarbay-20101207053738.hddimg of=/dev/sdf
# eject /dev/sdf
This should give you a bootable USB flash device. Insert the device into a bootable USB socket on the target, and power on. This should result in a system booted to the Sato graphical desktop.
If you want a terminal, use the arrows at the top of the UI to move to different pages of available applications, one of which is named 'Terminal'. Clicking that should give you a root terminal.
If you want to ssh into the system, you can use the root terminal to ifconfig the IP address and use that to ssh in. The root password is empty, so to log in type 'root' for the user name and hit 'Enter' at the Password prompt.
If you find corrupt images on the USB (it doesn't show the syslinux boot: prompt, or the boot: prompt contains strange characters), try doing this first:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdf bs=1M count=512