[SoaS] [Sugar-devel] SOAS 2 problems

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Fri Jan 22 18:25:27 EST 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-23 at 07:51 +1200, David Leeming wrote:
> OK thanks. Actually we now have learned to boot direct off
> the flash drive with most machines here and the local team
> are sure that they can easily advise the teachers on the
> remote islands to make the minor change BIOS settings.
> It works splendidly!

Great. Is this done using the original SoaS, or the modified one with
the ext3 filesystem directly on the primary partition?

The original SoaS Blueberry filesystem layout has an unsolved problem:
if you write enough data to fill up the reserved overlay space, the
system will crash and the stuck will become unbootable.

Besides the potential data loss, I think we shouldn't encourage end
users to use this layout for production, as it's also slower and may
wear the stick faster.

The easiest solution, is installing SoaS to the flash drive. Besides my
complicated procedure, they told me that ZyX liveinstaller does a good
job, and it's already bundled with Blueberry.

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