[Sugar-devel] SoaS won't boot XO-1s?

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 10:47:44 EDT 2009

I have just updated firmware to Q2E35, no boot either from SoaS-1
March 5th or SoaS March 21st.

Both of these boot my Acer Aspire One no problem.

Weirdly, following the instructions on this page:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Manual_Firmware_Install failed with a bad
CRC when the rom image was downloaded directly to the XO-1, but worked
fine when the image was downloaded elsewhere and accessed through OFW
on a USB key.

The SoaS-2 image is currently the G1G1 owner recommendation on that
page, I do think it would be more prudent to link to the last SoaS-1
iso instead of the SoaS-2 image. Or both, explaining the choice.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Martin Dengler
<martin at martindengler.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 02:28:08PM +0100, Sean DALY wrote:
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Installation/OLPC
>> I am late writing an article on this and I'm not getting anywhere
>> because I can't boot either of my XOs from USB.
> I've had plenty of success booting from NAND and USB.>
>> * I see that most recent image is SoaS-2, is this what we want to
>> recommend right now to G1G1 owners? Would a choice be better?
> SoaS-2 needs more testing and bugfixing IMHO.  We shouldn't recommend
> it to G1G1 owners unless they want to be testers.
>> * I can't boot my XO which is at firmware Q2E18 but I am ready to try
>> a later firmware such as Q2E28 or Q2E34
> I don't think this is a firmware issue.  I was booting off NAND with
> Q2E19.
>> Sean
> Martin

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