Startup problems

David Leeming PFnet leeming at
Thu Apr 26 05:51:48 EDT 2007


Thanks very much. I have the instructions for the Mesh Portal. I was trying
to reinstall the same image for the experience only :) But I am still at a
loss as to why it would work automatically as in the instructions on the

David Leeming 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Smith [mailto:smithbone at] On Behalf Of Richard A.
Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2007 8:06 p.m.
To: David Leeming PFnet
Cc: devel at
Subject: Re: Startup problems

David Leeming PFnet wrote:

> I am part of a trial in the Pacific islands region. We have a few B2s, 
> running build 385/q2b87. Two issues we have are:
> 1. Installing new boot image.
> Trying to test the auto reinstallation image process. I have a number 
> of USB disks and flash drives.

The current autoinstaller is 385/b87 so its not going to do much on a system
thats allready at 385/b87.  Are you manually editing the olpc.fth file to
try and load a later image?

you can load images manually with:

copy-nand disk:/<path/to/imagefile>

So if you have a file nand387.img located in the top level dir / it would

copy-nand disk:/nand387.img

> 2. Mesh Network.
> We couldn't get a group of 3 B2s to see each other. We are based in 
> different countries so only had a chance during a 2-hour meeting. They

The current setup require a mesh portal to work. You need an additional
  box running the mesh portal stuff.  This is a temp solution until we work
out a few of the thorny issues with mesh bringup.

Richard Smith  <richard at>
One Laptop Per Child

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