[Sugar-devel] I made a bootable stick unbootable. What happened?

Carol Farlow Lerche cafl at msbit.com
Mon Mar 23 20:50:22 EDT 2009

Unless there is a way to make SOAS2 reliable in the face of hasty insertion
and deletion, I don't think it will work very well in a classroom setting.
It shouldn't be the case that the stick becomes unbootable.  Can a root
partition on the stick be made read only?

2009/3/23 Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>

> Here is what happened.
> I had SoaS2 on running a desktop.
> I told it to restart
> When I thought it was done I pulled out the SoaS2 (maybe a bit early)
> Next on my laptop
> I had tried to boot from a SoaS1 stick and gottent the /dev/boot error.
> I took out the SoaS1
> I put in SoaS2
> I turned off and on the computer.
> Now its booting from Windows not the USB.
> The SoaS2 that had booted on the same computer twice before.
> Somehow I broke the SoaS2 stick. I know I did a number of things not in the
> best order but is there a way to make things more robust? Is there a way to
> fix the SoaS2 stick or do I have to reflash it?
> --
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