As discussed on www.beagleboard.org/irclogs/index.php?date=2008-05-29#T14...
For those with a Beagle, here is a demo to try.
Format a dual-partition SD card using:
Copy these files to the first (FAT) partition:
Extract this tar onto the second (ext3) partition:
Use sane bootargs (root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootdelay=1 …).
Access the Internet via your (Ubuntu) Linux PC (or VMware image) configured via: