[Bugs] #1785 NORM: SoaS v2 Blueberry doesn't save anything, revisited

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Thu Mar 4 13:43:25 EST 2010

#1785: SoaS v2 Blueberry doesn't save anything, revisited
    Reporter:  David Kergyl  |          Owner:  tomeu      
        Type:  defect        |         Status:  new        
    Priority:  Normal        |      Milestone:  Blueberry  
   Component:  sugar         |        Version:  0.86.x     
    Severity:  Blocker       |       Keywords:  USB save   
Distribution:  SoaS          |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed
 To begin with, let me say I love this product!  But . . .

 My Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry USB SoaS, created yesterday (3 March
 2010), doesn't save anything from a previous session (after a normal
 shutdown and reboot).  The reboot seems normal, with no errors.  Both
 Activity changes (new downloads and erasures) and Journal entries from the
 previous session are gone.

 I meticulously followed the USB SoaS creation instructions for Windows,
 including creating the maximum-size overlay (3.9 GB, as I recall).

 I am using a 4GB PNY Optima Attache USB stick.  I tried the stick on two
 machines.  The first is a Dell Latitude D630 with 2x2.0GHz dual-core Intel
 CPU and 2GB RAM (booted from USB).  The second is a legacy IBM Thinkpad
 2675 Transnote (booted from helper CD).  Neither saved any data to the

 On the IBM, I can see the USB drive (named FEDORA) on the menu, but it is
 reported to have 0MB Free.  On the Dell, I don't even see the USB drive on
 the menu.

 On the IBM, boot.log says "Unable to find persistent overlay; using

 I plan to try flashing the drive again with a smaller overlay.

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1785>
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