[IAEP] [Marketing] [SoaS] [MARKETING] Get Sugar landing page

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 14 20:48:53 EDT 2010

Hi Peter,

On 14 Sep 2010, at 22:06, "pbrobinson at gmail.com" <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:57 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM, pbrobinson at gmail.com
>> <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 4:33 PM, pbrobinson at gmail.com
>>>> <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Walter,
>>>>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I've been doing some work on the Get Sugar landing page in the wiki,
>>>>>> which has been the source of some confusion amongst our potential user
>>>>>> community. My proposed modifications (See
>>>>>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Walter/Get_Sugar) are an attempt to
>>>>>> streamline and consolidate the instructions for first-time users.
>>>>>> Feedback and testing requested.
>>>>> Some feedback....
>>>>> For the Mac side of things I think we would be better dealing with it
>>>>> from a direct boot option and then having a separate virtualisation
>>>>> option as in terms of GUI say VirtualBox is the same across all
>>>>> platforms.
>>>> Do we have a robust direct boot option? I thought that was still
>>>> causing more headaches than it was worth (from the support
>>>> perspective).
>>> 64 bit yes, and the other graphics issues will be fixed by Fedora 14
>>> beta (if they're not already).
>> Where are the instructions for the 64-bit version? The only
>> instructions I can find
>> (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Mac) refer to a helper
>> CD.
> Not sure about the wiki but they're here:
> http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/#downloads
> There are two problems with the Mac platform:
> 1) Linux doesn't support 32 bit platforms from 64 bit EFI systems.
> This is a kernel issue and is the case on all platforms. Someone I
> know at one of the major server companies was going to have a look at
> this for me as all their new servers will be 64 bit and are EFI based
> and while they will only support 64 bit on them they have customers
> that will want to run 32 bit. I've followed up but not heard anything
> back.
> 2) Graphics support due to some random way the Mac platform deals with
> its GPU initialisation. This will be fixed for F-14 (and so SoaSv4).
> The patches might also fix #1 but I don't have Macs to test.
> # 2 should be in the F-14 beta so testers would be welcome on 64 bit
> and it would be interesting to see if it also fixes #1 as well.

Many thanks for pushing on this, and your link above. I'd pretty much given up ever booting a Fedora based spin on my Macs, I almost always end up in a catch 22 case of no working network, and no working gfx driver while trying to debug what's actually broken. I'm away on a pretty low speed Internet connection just now so I'll need to wait a few weeks till I'm back in Edinburgh, but feel free to ping me in the future if you have a Mac images in need of test!


> Regards,
> Peter
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