[SoaS] Updating SoaS CD Helper?
abhunkin at uncg.edu
Thu Jun 10 16:03:49 EDT 2010
Here's what I know about the SoaS CD Helper:
On Pentium III machines (Win 2000, ME, 98) SoaS Strawberry and Blueberry
boot fine; Mirabelle (Fedora 13) doesn't.
Mirabelle fails (gets stuck) after the completion of the SoaS 1 bar at the
bottom of the screen, with the message:
Unable to ennumerate USB device on port X (1 or 2)
FWIW as well, my fairly modern dual-core AMD desktop also fails when booting
Mirabelle from CD Helper. This too is right after completion of the SoaS 1
bar, but with blank screen except for a blinking dot in upper left corner.
Keyboard is active, and pressing Alt-F4 brings up a login screen:
above which appears:
Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
My desktop also fails to boot SoaS *Blueberry* from CD Helper. Here the
message, on otherwise blank screen, is:
BD: barrier-based sync failed on dm-0:8 disabling barriers
Bottom line?: Perhaps if CD Helper could be gotten to work on current
systems (especially with Mirabelle), it would also work on the older
I'd be happy to be a tester, especially as I've a variety of older units.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com>
To: "Development of live Sugar distributions" <soas at lists.sugarlabs.org>
Cc: "Art Hunkins" <abhunkin at uncg.edu>; "Mel Chua" <mel at melchua.com>; "iaep"
<iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>; <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>;
<fedora-education-list at redhat.com>; <olpc at lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [SoaS] [Sugar-devel] Heads-up: POSSE folks hacking in
Fedora/Sugar thisweek and next
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>
>> 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
>>> Boot Helper manage to boot SoaS Mirabelle (Fedora 13). (For that matter,
>>> 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.
>>> 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 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...
>>>> 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.
>>>> Sugar-devel mailing list
>>>> Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
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> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
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