Reformat your USB disk prior to upgrades please.

C. Scott Ananian cscott at
Tue Aug 7 13:12:43 EDT 2007

On 8/6/07, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at> wrote:
> Richard A. Smith writes:
> > If you are having trouble with your upgrade please do the following:
> > - Follow the instructions _exactly_.
> >
> > Any deviation from the above and your XO will probably not activate.

> 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.

We do check the firmware and refuse the write the activation lease if
doing so would corrupt your flash stick.  We then upgrade the
firmware.  *LEAVE THE STICK IN* as you reboot after the firmware is
upgraded and things will Just Work for you.

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