[Sugar-devel] instructions for flashing SoaS on a XO

Mitch Bradley wmb at firmworks.com
Sun Mar 22 13:45:26 EDT 2009

> My XO Boots but gets stuck loading the initrd.
> OFW Q2E34
> Here is what I see on the screen
> Boot device: /nandflash:\boot\olpc.fth Arguments:
> Boot device: /nandflash:\boot\vmlinuz0 Arguments: root=mtd0 rootfstype=jffs2
> liveimg console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200 boot_delay=3 fbcon=font:SUN12x22
> Loading ramdisk image from nand:\boot\initrd0.img
> It stays there its been about 20 minutes now.

Try booting with the check button (game key above the power button) held 

If that fixes the problem, the issues is that the OS is not switching 
from "pretty boot" mode to active screen mode.

You can disable pretty-boot by adding these lines to /boot/olpc.fth :

   unfreeze visible

The second line, just after the comment line, is a good place for them.

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