Reformat your USB disk prior to upgrades please.
Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Thu Aug 2 10:32:17 EDT 2007
We are receiving a large amount of mail other traffic here at 1
Cambridge Center about activation that is failing. Most of them appear
to be the result of USB disks that were formatted with FAT32.
Versions of the activation script that were downloaded from the wiki
prior to Thursday, 2007-08-02, EST have a problem that will corrupt a
FAT32 filesystem. (Yes, we need a version number for the script, we know)
If you are having trouble with your upgrade please do the following:
- Reformat your usb key
- Go here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Autoreinstallation_image
- Get a fresh copy of all the files you need.
- Follow the instructions _exactly_.
Any deviation from the above and your XO will probably not activate.
I've fixed about 10 systems from people who were skipping one of the
above steps or who had a corrupt USB disk and did not know it.
Yes, The activation script is a PITA. We apologize. Its a short term
solution until we get _real_ activation which is a Trial-3 feature.
Richard Smith <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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