[SoaS] [Sugar-devel] SoaS with Sugar 0.87.2 coming to a system near you / An alternate install method using liveusb-creator from a 4GB Bluebery USB
Thomas C Gilliard
satellit at bendbroadband.com
Sat Feb 6 20:00:33 EST 2010
You can use a 2nd USB with Blueberry.iso or soas-3 snapshot instead of
CD to load .iso into liveusb-creator :
1-)boot with 8GB Blueberry USB with liveusb-creator installed
2-)load .iso file from 2nd USB (or CD)
3-)create live-usb on third USB
You thus do not need a CD drive to produce a liveusb (Ideal for netbooks)
This worked on a EeePC900.
Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
As zyx-liveinstaller and livinst both crash on startup of the snapshot
> I have devised a workaround to install it on a LiveUSB.
> This as, a byproduct, provides a method to Create a Installer USB
> containing liveusb-creator which will install different .iso files
> from a CD.
> This raises the possibility of including liveusb-creator on the next
> snapshot as an install method as it only sees USB Drives.
> I tested the download button on the right side of the graphical
> window. It took a 8GB SD to complete a download of the strawberry.iso
> to the journal (4GB stopped at 42%). However there was no way to see
> it in liveusb-creator. Thus the CD with the .iso file. That is seen
> fine in the select file button. This works....
> Tom Gilliard
> Another Method to Make Multiple Live USB's
> ===========Make Installer USB========================
> 1_)use soas-2-blueberry CD to make 4GB or Better 8GB Live USB with
> First boot from soas-2-blueberry CD
> In Terminal:
> -install to fat 16 or fat 32 USB
> -choose / and /boot as same /dev/sd(x)* Be sure it is your USB not
> your Hard Disk!
> *(hint in terminal: enter "gparted" and look at the available HD and
> USB and note name you want to use. Exit gparted)
> ============Use liveusb-creator to make new Live USB========
> 2-)Boot from USB made with zyx-liveinstaller
> In terminal:
> -su -
> -root #
> -yum install liveusb-creator
> -(13 files 22MB will download)
> 3-) Insert CD containing soas xxxxx.iso (note this is .iso not Burned
> CD from .iso)
> 4-) Insert 2nd USB stick to use to make LiveUSB (format: fat16,
> factory stock formatting)
> In terminal:
> -select correct USB (usually 1 letter higher than your boot USB)
> -ie: if Booted USB is /dev/sda target USB will be /dev/sdb
> -select to find CD with .iso file
> -move slider to desired perisitence file size
> -start making USB
> exit from running USB and then boot New USB you just created!
> I used this method to install soas-3-20091228.iso on a stick
> .iso does not need to be the same version as are on Installer USB
> Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
>> Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
>>> Hi everybody,
>>> by popular request, there's now a Sugar on a Stick snapshot with the
>>> latest Sugar development release available. Please note that this
>>> snapshot is already part of our way to Sugar on a Stick v3.
>>> It's still based on F12 for stability reasons, though (this will change
>>> in the development cycle). But it incorporates already a number of
>>> significant changes which are part of the change to the SoaS v3 builds.
>> Before somebody beats me to it: I'm aware that this build features
>> a... er, hot-dog on the boot screen. This is /not/ a delayed
>> Christmas present, though. Rather, it's a consequence of using
>> strictly only packages that are currently in Fedora for this
>> snapshot. This also affects the number of present activities.
>> I want everybody to be aware that this is *very* early in the
>> development cycle. Please don't report bugs on each missing activity,
>> but help us packaging it. Expect more to come on that front, soon.
>>> The build is available here:
>>> Please follow the Blueberry instructions to put it on your flash drive.
>>> You can even run it on your XO-1 from a flash drive (NAND installation
>>> possibilities are being evaluated) by using liveusb-creator.
>>> Afterwards, plug it into your XO-1 and type: "boot u:\boot\olpc.fth"
>>> However, a known issue is (on the XO-1 only) that the X session
>>> tends to
>>> crash when trying to scroll. Help with debugging this would be very
>>> Thanks and happy testing!
>>> P.S.: Enjoy your holidays!
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