[IAEP] SoaS with SD cards irregularities

Martin Dengler martin at martindengler.com
Fri Aug 7 08:01:38 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 09:11:31PM +0930, Bill Kerr wrote:
> The sticks I have with SD cards have started to fail on the older computers
> at school (after working ok for 2 weeks of lessons). But they still work
> fine on my newer Dell mini inspiron. This is a very consistent pattern. I
> have 8 sticks with SD cards and 6 have failed on older computers but all of
> those 6 still work on the Dell mini inspiron.
> They start to boot, the xo icon appears and dots but not icons appear in the
> circle. This screen hangs for a while and then exits to a black screen with
> this message:
> Warning: cannot find root file system
> Create symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continue the boot
> sequence
> bash: no job control in this shell
> bash - 4.0#
> Let me know if you want more detail such as answers to all of the above
> questions.

It'd be interesting to see if turning off pretty-boot in one of the
stick's /boot/olpc.fth allowed you to see any other interesting

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