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== Is anybody successfully using the Nov 4th build? ==
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I have successfully loaded and use the Shap3 build. I installed the Preview build and the XO does not complete the boot. The comet freezes near the bottom of the screen during its second revolution after going slower and slower. The sunspot animation continues, but the machine never gets any farther. [[User:Rmyers7|Rmyers7]] 21:49, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

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Can't self install on XO

I recently purchase a Sandisk SD card to try to do the Fedora 10 installation on my XO. I could not follow the installation instructions as I have an older SD card reader that will not recognize the 4Gb SDHC card.

So, I tried to do a self installation procedure on the XO. I copied the F10 live image to a USB stick, and inserted it and the SD card in thee XO. I downloaded the live iso script and attempted to run it. This failed with lots of 'no such file or directory' errors. The 'already set up' error is because this log was a second attempt, so that I could capture the log. Log follows:

bash-3.2# bash livecd-iso-to-disk.sh --xo --overlay-size-mb 320 --swap-size-mb 256 /media/PNY4/Fedora-10-Snap3-i686-Live/F10-Snap3-i686-Live.iso /dev/mmcblk0p1
Verifying image...
livecd-iso-to-disk.sh: line 304: checkisomd5: command not found
Are you SURE you want to continue?
Press Enter to continue or ctrl-c to abort
y
Already set up as live image.
Deleting old OS in fifteen seconds...
Copying live image to USB stick
mount: unknown filesystem type 'squashfs'
cp: cannot stat `/media/cdtmp.1T1vVo/LiveOS/ext3fs.img': No such file or directory
Cleaning up to exit...
umount: /media/cdtmp.1T1vVo: not mounted
umount: /media/cdtmp.1T1vVo: not mounted
cp: cannot stat `/media/cdtmp.1T1vVo/isolinux/*': No such file or directory
Updating boot config file
sed: can't read /media/usbdev.CifSx0/syslinux/isolinux.cfg: No such file or directory
Initializing persistent overlay file
dd: opening `/media/usbdev.CifSx0/LiveOS/overlay-SAN4fedora-4911-BF89': No such file or directory
sed: can't read /media/usbdev.CifSx0/syslinux/isolinux.cfg: No such file or directory
sed: can't read /media/usbdev.CifSx0/syslinux/isolinux.cfg: No such file or directory
Initializing swap file
dd: opening `/media/usbdev.CifSx0/LiveOS/swap.img': No such file or directory
/media/usbdev.CifSx0/LiveOS/swap.img: No such file or directory
Setting up /boot/olpc.fth file
egrep: /media/usbdev.CifSx0/syslinux/isolinux.cfg: No such file or directory
Installing boot loader
mv: cannot stat `/media/usbdev.CifSx0/syslinux/isolinux.cfg': No such file or directory
umount: /media/cdtmp.1T1vVo: not mounted
umount: /media/usbdev.CifSx0: not mounted
USB stick set up as live image!

User:jlaska - suggested to

  1. yum install isomd5sum squashfs-tools

Which I did. This did not resolve the 'No such File' errors. Probing deeper in the script. It seems to be failing on trying to mount a squashfs image. I loaded the squashfs-tools, but I suspect that the real issue is that the XO doesn't have squashfs support compiled in.

So the bottom line is that you can't uses an XO to self install this image. Rmyers7 21:40, 8 November 2008 (UTC) rmyers7 at mindspring dot com

Is anybody successfully using the Nov 4th build?

I have successfully loaded and use the Shap3 build. I installed the Preview build and the XO does not complete the boot. The comet freezes near the bottom of the screen during its second revolution after going slower and slower. The sunspot animation continues, but the machine never gets any farther. Rmyers7 21:49, 8 November 2008 (UTC)