Did you try the next two steps to see what happens???
> I'm new to Linux and also GumStix - I am following the instructions
> provided by GumStix at
> Setting up a build enviroment to the letter. I am currently trying to get
> the source for the openembedded stuff however when doing a 'git clone' I
> get the following error:
> james@...:~$ git clone
> git://gitorious.org/gumstix-oe/mainline.git org.openembedded.dev
> Initialized empty Git repository in /home/james/org.openembedded.dev/.git/
> remote: Counting objects: 263077, done.
> remote: Compressing objects: 100% (85361/85361), done.
> remote: Total 263077 (delta 174029), reused 257877 (delta 170794)
> Receiving objects: 100% (263077/263077), 92.02 MiB | 222 KiB/s, done.
> Resolving deltas: 100% (174029/174029), done.
> warning: remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout.
> Although it is stated as warning, the program exits back to the Terminal
> and the only option is to re run the command, resulting in the same error.
> Once this error is shown there are no files written to the
> org.openembedded.dev folder. How do I go about correcting this? I am using
> Ubuntu 8.10, and I have followed the two notes in the linked page for
> developing on an ubuntu box.
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