Reformat your USB disk prior to upgrades please.

Yuan Chao yuanchao at
Mon Aug 6 23:55:49 EDT 2007

On 8/7/07, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at> wrote:

> The new script notices that the installed firmware is old, and then
> skips writing the activation key. It does flash the firmware and OS
> image though. The laptop appears to never write the key.
According to the wiki page, you can rename the image files as
os999.img and os999.crc. Then the script will skip the version check.
I didn't follow this myself but manually 'nand-copy' an older version
image and then the install script works fine. So maybe you can try
again as you've gone back to the stable OS image (with 'nand-copy' I

> I've gone back to the stable OS image, which works. I hope that the
> laptop is not now forever blocked from upgrading to an OS image that
> cares about activation keys.
I don't know why it's necessary and also feel quite troublesome to
have this "activation" procedure. Is it possible to skip it in the

Best regards,
Yuan Chao

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