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

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Wed Nov 25 17:10:23 EST 2009

Sean DALY wrote:
> that's the thing, there are no .img and .crc files for soas05xo that I can find?

True, actually (sorry for the confusion). There are currently some 
issues with the image creation for the XO, which just need to be worked 
around (no big deal, really not) - we just need to get to it.


> thanks
> Sean
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Sebastian Dziallas<sebastian at when.com>  wrote:
>> Sean DALY wrote:
>>> 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
>>> :-(
>> Sorry for the late reply. I was a bit busy with writing docs and fixing bugs
>> over the last days. I'm not sure why you're trying to use the
>> livecd-iso-to-xo script, as we're providing .img and .crc files for the
>> latest snapshots: http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/snapshots/2/
>> To all: Any help with debugging issues, especially the critical ones, would
>> be greatly appreciated: https://bugs.launchpad.net/soas/+bugs
>> Oh, and just to make sure: SoaS is supposed to go GOLD this weekend!
>> --Sebastian
>>> Sean
>>> 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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