[IAEP] SoaS Almost Passes the "Teacher Test"... but not quite.
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 16 03:14:42 EDT 2010
Hi George and All,
Thanks to George's patience and persistence and all of the hints you sent, I finally got the image-writer-mac program to work and make a SoaS usb stick. We used the method where we dragged the files over from a finder window to the terminal window.
I feel sure it is good, but I don't have a handy PC to try it on and there is a funny problem trying to boot it on the MacBook with the help of the Boot Helper CD. I got that same fateful sounding "sleeping forever" message that someone else got earlier in the week.
The MacBook, requires a boot helper disk that looks for a usb stick named FEDORA. I suspect they wrote it that way so it can also be used with Strawberry and with other future versions of SoaS. However, this stick is named "soas-2-blueberry", not FEDORA.
Well I tried to rename the usb stick "FEDORA" when it was finished so I could use it on the MacBook, but, try as I may, I cannot change the name. I even tried it on Ed's computer too (a G4 Powerbook) with no luck. I can change the name of any other file or other usb stick, but not this one. It is apparently "soas-2-blueberry", forever.
I even tried another tack. I changed the name of the "soas-2-blueberry.iso" file to "FEDORA.iso" before going to terminal to run the image-writer-mac program again and make another stick. It still wrote the name as "soas-2-blueberry". So now, I have made 2 SoaS usb drives I can probably use on PCs, but not on Macs.
Finally, I tried the method one of you put up a few days ago where you boot holding down the C key, then the Tab, then change the instructions in the edit mode. While this did work, it is definitely not "Teacher-friendly."
If someone could figure out a way to change the name of the usb stick from "soas-2-blueberry" to FEDORA somewhere along the way when making the SoaS stick, we would have something that definitely would meet the "teacher test." I repeat, all usual methods failed. Any ideas???
I still have 8 days before InfoTech.
BTW, The choice of "Name" and color combination did not persist from boot to boot.
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