[Sugar-devel] [Marketing] press release opportunity...
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Jul 30 04:06:50 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 03:23, Caroline Meeks<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 9:14 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
>> On 29 Jul 2009, at 21:35, Walter Bender wrote:
>>> Begin handwaving.
>>> LiveUSB came from the world of LiveCD and with it came an "overlay"
>>> concept to enable writing in what had been a read-only world. It is
>>> not clear that the approach was intended for more than demonstration
>>> purposes, in order to show off the power of Fedora Linux. That would
>>> suggest that in the long run, we may need to revisit the way in which
>>> we manage user data on our images.
>>> End handwaving.
>> My gut feeling is we don't want a LiveUSB, we want a bootable USB with a
>> regular install on it. Ideally being installed from a LiveCD, that can
>> either directly boot and demo Sugar, install to a USB stick, or install to a
>> hard-disk. Once booted we'd want the minimum of file writes to maximise a
>> stick lifetime, and reduce the chance of a write landing as a child unplugs.
> +1 except I think that we need it sooner not later.
> It is the most likely suspect on most of our stick failures. We will have
> upset teachers and kids if its not more reliable plus added expense and time
> It is a blocker on:
> Reading things you've created on your Sugar Stick on a Windows or Mac
> Createing a VM that can switch stick based users without rebooting out of
> the native OS- This will help usability quite a bit on the Mac Laptops the
> GPA will be using next year.
> I'm going to try to create a spec and publicize our need for help to my
> network. I'd love help with both parts of that.
The http://on-disk.com folks didn't offered their expertise on this?
But anyway, we don't _need_ an expert. Rather an advanced linux user
that can ask the right questions, read shell scripts, inspect a
running system, etc. Already asked in the local linux user groups?
> Caroline Meeks
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