[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] SoaS with SD cards irregularities

Dave Bauer dave.bauer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 15:51:19 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Sebastian Dziallas<sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> Sascha Silbe wrote:
>> 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.
>> The older ones are not XOs, right?
>>> Warning: cannot find root file system
>> Can you append "rootwait" (without the quotes) to the kernel parameters,
>> please?
>> I hope Sebastian can give specific instructions how to do this
>> interactively for SoaS.
> I'll try to! :)
> When you boot SoaS, you'll see a blue screen for one second - press
> <escape> there quickly - you'll be presented a menu saying in its first
> entry "boot". Press <tabulator> there.
> You can now modify the kernel arguments (add rootwait) and boot by
> pressing <enter> then. This will add it only once, though. Usually, one
> needs to edit /etc/grub.conf to makesuch a change persistent, but I seem
> to recall that this didn't work in live images lately...

You need to edit /syslinux/syslinux.cfg on the USB to change the boot
parameters permenantly.

> --Sebastian
>> CU Sascha
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Dave Bauer
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