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

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 10:58:20 EDT 2009

Windows GUI does a quick high-level format.... and the fedora liveusb
creator v3.6.3 will not overwrite a bootable stick.

These sticks also had the factory-installed U3 rootkit preinstalled
which is very persistent and messes up everything with its 3
pseudovolumes, I had to use the uninstaller before doing the
high-level reformat.

I'd be the first to outline a procedure without reformatting, if it is
universal and reliable and easy enough for teachers and parents to

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Martin Dengler
<martin at martindengler.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:48:00PM +0100, Sean DALY wrote:
>> I have been doing FAT16 exclusively until today, but (if i'm not
>> confused) the latest SoaS-2 which image failed to boot my XOs when
>> formatted FAT16 succeeded when formatted FAT32.
>> By the way when using the fedora liveusb-creator v3.6.3 (previous revs
>> fail) on WinXP i found that formatting the stick immediately prior to
>> "burning" it seemed to work better...
> It's a lot better not to re-format *at all* USB sticks one gets if one
> can help it:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device
> http://thunk.org/tytso/blog/2009/02/20/aligning-filesystems-to-an-ssds-erase-block-size/
> Martin

More information about the Sugar-devel mailing list