[SoaS] download/installation problems

dbclinton dbclin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 10:39:27 EDT 2010

Thanks. Your reference to getting the correct device name reminded me of
something I'd seen on the Fedora archives:

        Live USB label bug
        If you put the image on a USB stick, boot will likely fail with
        the message No root device found. Boot has failed, sleeping
        forever. In this case, use the command /sbin/dosfslabel (if your
        USB stick is FAT32-formatted) or /sbin/e2label
        (ext2/3/4-formatted) to find the label for the USB stick. When
        booting, hit tab twice at the Fedora boot screen to edit the
        kernel boot parameters, and change the root= section to read
        root=live:LABEL=(label), where (label) is the label you found.

In the end, I created the USB disk with UNetbootin and successfully
booted with the above instructions. I guess the sha1sum discrepancy
didn't really matter...
In the meantime, is there any way to set network proxy settings in Sugar

I really appreciate your help!

On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 06:35 -0700, Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
> > In any case, assuming at least one of the first two packages I
> > downloaded was intact, I created USB boot disks from each and managed to
> > get the boot process going, only to face this fatal message:
> >
> > "no root device found boot has failed
> > sleeping forever"
> >
> >   
> It sounds like your USB stick needs to be reset:
> Method 1-) Download:
> http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/livecd-iso-to-disk.sh
> in Properties/Permissions  make it execute as a program
> Root terminal :
>   ./livecd-iso-to-disk  --format --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 1200 
> /home/(user)/Desktop/soas-3-mirabelle.iso /dev/sd(x)
> hint: use mount command to get device name: ie: 
> /dev/sdb;/dev/sdc;/dev/sdd  ....etc be sure it is correct.
> Method 2_)Use this command in terminal:
> " liveusb-creator --reset-mbr "

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