[Bugs] #995 NORM: can't transfer files on USB to/from journal

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Fri Jun 26 09:01:33 EDT 2009

#995: can't transfer files on USB to/from journal
    Reporter:  jpritikin    |          Owner:  tomeu                      
        Type:  defect       |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Normal       |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  journal      |        Version:  0.84.x                     
    Severity:  Unspecified  |       Keywords:                             
Distribution:  SoaS         |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                
 First, some background: Due to poverty, we have 100+ students and 36 XO
 laptops. Our idea is to buy 2G USB thumb drives for the students so they
 can develop their portfolio. This isn't ideal, but that's the best we can
 do given the financial constraints. Now, some of the students have a
 computer at home. (Not all of our students suffer from poverty.) Our idea
 is to use the USB key in two ways: as storage and as SOAS.

 The problem is the journal when we boot SOAS. The journal correctly shows
 "journal" storage and USB storage separately. However, when I click on USB
 storage, I get a progress bar that seems to wait forever. At this point,
 there is nothing else on the SOAS key besides SOAS so I wouldn't expect it
 to take a long time to scan the top level directory (or wherever) and
 display the files as being on the USB key.

 On the other hand, when we insert the SOAS key into an XO laptop (build
 802), it shows all the files. This is not ideal because all the syslinux
 and LiveOS files are there, but it is tolerable. User files are visible.

 In brief, it should be possible to copy files from within SOAS to the top-
 level directory (or somewhere) of the USB key so they are visible to an XO

Ticket URL: <http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/995>
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