[Sugar-devel] Ubuntu Disk Images on XO
pgf at laptop.org
Tue Aug 25 00:19:58 EDT 2009
> Hello everyone,
> I was trying to boot my XO with ubuntu last night after successfully
> booting it with DebXO with a USB and Fedora.
a standard PC kernel won't boot and run successfully on the XO.
the OLPC releases, and DebXO, both use custom kernels.
there's an extensive thread on the forums at olpcnews.com that
describes how to run a version of ubuntu that someone there has
customized for the XO. i suggest you start there.
> I used these steps:
> 1.Formatted the USB and gave name"OLPCRoot"
> 2.Installed Ubuntu on my USB.(2GB)
> 3.Copied /boot of XO to /media/OLPCRoot/
> 4.copied /lib/modules to /media/OLPCRoot/lib
> 5.copied /lib/firmware to /media/OLPCRoot/lib
> After booting it...(Pressing the rightmost Key of game pad) ...it
> shows the unlocked USB icon,,, tries to boot and shows error something
> like these--(Sometimes,when I change things like changing olpc.fth
> file, the results changes,but it never boots)
> either "Unable to open boot device"
> or " Unrecognized program format" (I got it when using boot "u:\initrd.img")
> or it simply freezes while booting vmlinuz --it says...loading ramdisk
> image... and bingo!!! FREEZE!
> I have all the editions of Ubuntu live CDs since 7.10 and I don't want
> to download any image. Is there any method I can boot into XO with the
> Ubuntu live CD files???
> Thanks dudes.
> (I may try this method for my next development, Phoenix AURA, an OS
> which I'll be developing for some schools and for my personal use)
> Please help,I'll appreciate it.
> Abhishek Indoria
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