OFW sad face doesn't say why

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Sat Jul 19 18:32:00 EDT 2008

While Startup_Diagnosis was the repository for that information in
the past, the relevant bits for the vast majority of users/repairpeople
have been moved to XO_Troubleshooting_PowerOn and I stopped
linking to Startup_Diagnosis (which was left as a developer resource.)

Much thanks to the authors of Startup_Diagnosis.


On Jul 19, 2008, at 10:45 AM, C. Scott Ananian wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 5:52 AM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com>  
> wrote:
>> Yes, I am running a joyride build on that system.  This whole
>> business of "what indicators need to be placed where" is a complete
>> mystery to me.  That is why I use a "permanent" SD card, with my
>> develop.sig on that card -- then if I need to re-flash NAND I don't
>> have to worry about who/how puts a develop.sig file in NAND.  [Yes,
>> there was the correct develop.sig for that system in NAND;  only the
>> SD card (looked at first by OFW) had the incorrect one.]
> Mitch, it looks like the real issue here, then, is that OFW doesn't
> continue to look for develop.sig on other devices once it's found one
> which doesn't work.  If it had, then the presence of a bogus
> develop.sig on SD wouldn't have preventing OFW from finding the
> correct develop.sig on NAND and booting the system correctly.
> That sounds like a bug we can fix.
> (Mikus: the info you're looking for is
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Startup_Diagnosis )
>  --scott
> -- 
>  ( http://cscott.net/ )
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