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

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 06:23:35 EST 2009

I did manage to generate the .img and .crc files with the
live-iso-t-xo.sh script, but after successful nand-copy of
soas05xo.img the XO-1 does not boot, freezes at avatar with no dots


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> I found this post by Tomeu with instructions:
> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2009-March/012521.html
> 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.
> thanks
> Sean
> 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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