[Sugar-devel] Reminder please how to flash XO-1 NAND with soas05xo.iso

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 06:04:04 EST 2009

I found this post by Tomeu with instructions:

I burned the ISO file to a CD and found the livecd-iso-to-xo script on it.

I will generate the .img and .crc files, if that works I will update
the wiki with the step-by-step procedure.



On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Tomeu helped me with this at SugarCamp with the soas04xo image, but I
>> didn't see what files were on his stick.
>> I'd like to update an XO-1 to the soas05xo image, could someone please
>> confirm this is the procedure? I'm confused that what should be an
>> .img file seems to be an .iso file (found here:
>> http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/snapshots/2/ ).  I'm willing to
>> update http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Installation/OLPC
>> Option 2 section "More recent builds are better" if this is indeed the
>> procedure.
>> thanks,
>> Sean
>> **********************
>> * Verify security is disabled (developer key valid). Boot into
>> OpenFirmware ok prompt (hit Escape key - upper left with X - right
>> after chime), type "disable-security"; response should be "No wp tag".
>> Obtain key otherwise as described here (usually takes 24 hours):
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activation_and_developer_keys
>> * Verify firmware version is Q2E41 (
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Firmware_q2e41 ). In Sugar, inspect
>> Settings/About my Computer, alternatively boot banner above
>> OpenFirmware ok prompt, or in Terminal Activity: "cat
>> /ofw/openprom/model"
>> * Remind XO-1 owner that all data will be completely erased. To back
>> up existing nand image: "save-nand u:\my-nand.img" or "save-nand
>> sd:\my-nand.img"
>> * Shut down XO-1, insert USB stick or SD Card with soas05xo.iso file.
>> Make sure battery is not discharged, better to have power plugged in
>> * Boot to OFW ok prompt, type "copy-nand u:\soas05xo.iso" for USB
>> stick or  "copy-nand sd:\soas05xo.iso" for SD Card
>> * After nand is written, reboot.
> That looks OK to me. You should have an img and a crc file so it looks
> like the image for the XO wasn't generated correctly.
> Cheers,
> Peter

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