[IAEP] [SoaS] [Sugar-devel] Heads-up: POSSE folks hacking in Fedora/Sugar thisweek and next

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 15:37:19 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Art Hunkins <abhunkin at uncg.edu> wrote:
>> I've noticed that neither the SoaS CD Boot Helper nor the SoaS Floppy Disk
>> Boot Helper manage to boot SoaS Mirabelle (Fedora 13). (For that matter, the
>> Floppy Disk Helper doesn't boot anything but Strawberry.)
> I don't think Floppy Disks are relevant at all. I doubt any of the
> developers actually have a floppy drive to test.
> For the boot helper CD..... I have no interest in getting it working,
> I have asked people to provide me specific devices that have problems
> and need the boot helper CD. The only one i've ever got back is newer
> Mac's. I know what that problem is. For the rest no one has bothered
> to send me the specs so I haven't bothered spending the time.

I will dig up the old thread where I did offer the specs of the
machines we encounter in the Boston Public Schools that will not boot
directly off of USB, but are quite happy with a Helper CD. This is
also true of the computer we have worked with at the YMCA. I suspect
this is true of most of the computers in elementary schools and
available to afterschool programs in much of the urban United States.
Think Windows-2000-era machines and you will know what is in schools


>> Is anybody interested in working on this, or are we basically abandoning
>> older computers?
> See above.
> Peter
>> Art Hunkins
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Mel Chua" <mel at melchua.com>
>> To: <fedora-education-list at redhat.com>; <olpc at lists.fedoraproject.org>;
>> "iaep" <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>; <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>; "SoaS"
>> <soas at lists.sugarlabs.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:48 AM
>> Subject: [Sugar-devel] Heads-up: POSSE folks hacking in Fedora/Sugar
>> thisweek and next
>>> Next week we'll have another - slightly larger - batch from RIT doing
>>> the same thing, with myself, Chris Tyler, and Luke Macken focusing more
>>> on how to make Fedora a better environment for
>>> running/deploying/developing Sugar - if you have any thoughts in this
>>> direction, please send comments our way! (Things we've come up with so
>>> far: general Python development stuff, liveusb-creator hacks, SVG
>>> rendering working strangely in different recent versions of Fedora... we
>>> need to turn this into a proper ticket queue.)
>>> Just wanted to let y'all know. I'll blog this to Planet in a moment.
>>> --Mel
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Walter Bender
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