[OLPC-devel] Re: boot OLPC laptop from USB flash drive?
jg at laptop.org
Sat Aug 19 10:59:36 EDT 2006
On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 22:43 -0600, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> Zach Jones wrote:
> > Hosed in two days? ...and the bios is firmware, right? Can't change that can
> > I?
> You can change it. You have to switch to linuxbios.
To be more precise, it is August 26.
After that date, one will have to set the clock back, and that does not
require removing the clock battery, I'm told. This is not the end of
the world, but it would be annoying to anyone mounting NFS file systems.
> Insyde no longer boots after Aug. 20. I realize you can set the date
> back, but really, we should stop using it as soon as we can. Insyde were
> very kind to do a reference port, and let us use it, but they are a
> business after all, and I think we should stop using their demo BIOS as
> soon as possible. And, we should thank them for what they did -- Insyde
> helped a lot of people.
> I have to sign off, but I can try to help you make the transition. There
> is also a writeup on the wiki. And this nice list at OLPC will help too :-)
> Besides, I've used both and yes, I'm biased, but the linuxbios
> environment is MUCH nicer than the old-fashioned 1981-style bios --
> faster, better, cheaper, pick any three. And I have yet to find a usb
> device that won't work.
> OLPC guys -- this transition is important enough that I think it should
> be on the front page -- I can't find it.
> Zach -- you have to make the change, so let's see if we can help you.
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