Depending on the BeagleBone you have purchased, the getting started process is slightly different. Assuming that you have purchased a new board from an authorized distributor with included accessories, we will now assemble it.
Using some of the accessories, namely, the SD card reader and the mains adapter, the BBB and the BBW can be restored to the factory state by following the instructions in Chapter 2, Software in the BeagleBone. A mains adapter also known as a DC power adapter or an AC adapter is required.
We'll first go through what's included and then a few very useful accessories to have.
At the time of writing this book, there are authorized branded boards being introduced at http://beagleboard.org/.