[olpc-help] G1G1 will not work

Steve Holton sph0lt0n at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 06:33:56 EST 2008

When using the CTRL-ALT-3 terminal, type "root"  at the login: prompt
and you won't be asked for a password.

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Denver Gingerich <denver at ossguy.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Philip Simmons
>  <philip.simmons at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Hello
>  >
>  >  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:
>  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activated_Upgrade#Upgrade_the_Activated_Laptop
>  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
>  problem.
>  Reply back to the list if you have any issues with the upgrade.
>  Denver
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Steve Holton
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