[IAEP] [SoaS] Beta Image and Boot Helper - please TEST!

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Thu Apr 9 08:22:05 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I think we might have some news you could be interested in:

The SoaS Beta image has been composed and uploaded, so you can grab it 
now already, even if it's scheduled for release tomorrow. The link is 
here: http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-beta.iso

Secondly, we've a boot helper now based on F11 ready! So if your BIOS 
doesn't support booting from an USB key, you can just download this 
additional iso, burn it to a CD and boot from it while having your USB 
key plugged in: http://people.sugarlabs.org/sdz/soas-boot.iso

Note that if you're going to use the boot helper, your USB key (or other 
device) needs to be named FEDORA. This is really a requirement! Both the 
liveusb-creator and the livecd-iso-to-disk script support this now. The 
latter one changes this automatically when being run with the --format 
argument (this removes all your data on the key, though). You can grab a 
new version here: http://people.sugarlabs.org/sdz/livecd-iso-to-disk.sh

Please test this combination, as it's an important part to get SoaS 
working on older hardware! Finally, if somebody could create a CD label 
for the boot helper disk, this would be really great!

Thanks and happy testing!

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