[sugar] not preserving journal
Tue Jun 10 05:06:37 EDT 2008
On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 10:06 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> I tend to __mess__ with my XO. As such, I realize I have to take my
> lumps once in a while. But - the OLPC appears to NOT be safe from
> people like me.
> I have two different builds (in /versions) on my XO - a Joyride and
> an Update.1. From the Update.1, I used 'olpc-update' to install
> Joyride 2024. It failed boot (sugar did not come up; and if I did
> not touch any buttons during boot I had no keyboard input, either).
> So I used the square button to boot into Update.1 -- and my Journal
> was empty. I've had the Journal cleaned out before, so I did NOT
> have anything that mattered in there. [I manually save everything
> important to a permanently-mounted SD card.] But for anyone who
> depends upon Journal, it would have been a traumatic experience.
Yes, we have several tickets about these issues, but nobody to work on them :/
Anyway, note that most of the final users will have backups of their
journal before updating, and that they will update once or twice per
year, only to well tested images.
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