[olpc-help] G1G1 will not work
denver at ossguy.com
Wed Feb 27 23:08:26 EST 2008
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Philip Simmons
<philip.simmons at gmail.com> wrote:
> I purchased for my child for Christmas and the machine now will not
> work. Is there some sort of warranty?
> The particular issue with seems to be a known issue, at least as far
> as I have been able to tell from the research I have done. I can get
> the machine to start and get to the home page but when I select any of
> the activities it will show "starting..." and it will sit like this
> until we power it off and try again.
> Now, I tried to update the software...it appears this has build 650
> and I downloaded the most recent stable build (I think 656) but I am
> unable to perform the update. I followed the instructions on the
> website that have me enter terminal...but when I attempt to enter
> terminal it simply says starting... I also tried control/alt/fn/2 and
> I get a login and have tried (from the instructions on the web) su -
> and sudo -i but either route I get a request for a password. I never
> set a password for the machine and got from the company so have no
> idea what the password is...is there a work around for this? Can I
> somehow reformat and just put the new software on the machine?
Yes, you can. Follow the instructions at:
This will delete anything you've created on your XO since getting it,
but if you haven't been able to do anything on it, that shouldn't be a
Reply back to the list if you have any issues with the upgrade.
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