A week ago I’ve go in the mail my new Beaglebone Black board. I am planning to use this board to develop a aquarium monitoring and controlling web based system, that will make it easier to monitor and control my fish tank.
As a starting note, I’ve flashed my Beaglebone black bone with the Ubuntu 12.10 release available on the eLinux site at http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu
As this is my first time trying to set up such system, I had spend many hours getting everything else working including installing the latest version of Node.JS (Ubuntu 12.10 apt-get one has version 0.6.7). which I had to recompile from scratch. and then the nightmare began when I tried installing MongoDB. I believe that I’ve most likely spent more then 24 hours trying to download, compile, and recompile it several time. and I’ve finally was able to do it with the instruction from https://github.com/skrabban/mongo-nonx86
unfortunately , i’s not the most recent version, But after about 4-6 hours of compiling I was to successfully make the build and install it. You need to make sure that you have all the requirements outlaid in the git repo.