[SoaS] Blueberry SoaS Mac feedback
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Fri Dec 11 20:52:41 EST 2009
Just a quick report after having spent the last hour or so trying to get a USB stick with SoaS Blueberry to boot on a MacBook Pro following the steps at:
1). Having downloaded the .iso twice at different times, the md5 sum on that wiki page (4740da1026ab049b7781bbbdf21a8115) does not match the downloaded file (e0576a9e09d3eb13de46099c8d1ee74d), though the file size appeared correct on both occasions - 617,611,264 bytes (589M).
[above is a fairly big potential oops, but moving on and assuming the .iso file is indeed correct and just the md5 is out of date]
2). The image-writer-mac script seemed to work nice and clearly to put the iso onto a 2GB USB stick, though I have no way to test the real result yet (no PC; MacBook Pro wont boot it though you can mount and browse the filesystem content; XO-1s OF think the USB stick has an unknown filesystem if you try to use them to boot/read it).
3). Using the boot CD http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-2-boot.iso seems to working, up to a point. Starting up the Mac with the alt key shows the CD as a bootable system (a few blinks from the USB led); boots to a sugar on a stick splash screen – 1 second delay auto boot (a few more USB blinks); black screen with cursor for ~10sec or so; and then:
[drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: PRAMIN flush timeout
...with a flashing cursor below, no keyboard access to do anything, have to just hard power off. Repeated a couple of times with the same result. Tried again in each of the 3 USB ports with same result, though with one port I had an extra message before above that read:
hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1
4) Tried booting the stick on XO-1s, but open firmware complains it has an unknown file system format, though it does mount OK once you boot into Sugar (from the nand).
I'll give it a try later booting in a VirtualBox VM (that worked for some previous SoaS builds before F12), and I'll also give it a shot after burning the image as a bootable CD (that used to work OK, though obviously read only and missing some mac friendly HW drivers). Not looking too good as far as native Mac support goes.
Any one else seen a Mac natively boot Blueberry?
P.S. Finally signed up to the soas mail-list :-)
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