Bitfrost and dual-boot

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at
Thu May 29 14:08:04 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 7:48 PM, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at> wrote:
> Jameson "Chema" Quinn writes:
>> Actually, the goals are more limited. Say you have dual-boot;
>> OS 1 has bitfrost, OS 2 does not. Things OS 2 should not do:
>> 1. Read private files from OS 1.
> ...
>> 2. By writing to OS 1's file system,
> I do believe that, practically speaking, all of this is moot.
> Windows uses both SD card storage and the NAND flash storage.
> (NAND storage being what you'd hoped to protect)
> The most you could protect would be the firmware itself, but
> it is silly to imagine that a laptop would have OpenFirmware
> when the NAND storage doesn't even have Linux.

Windows does not need to use the NAND flash with the dual boot setup.

>From Monday's OLPC News mail on the community-news list

> Mitch Bradley:
> * Reports that dual boot  is working.  You can plug in an SD card to
> boot Windows, then remove it to boot back to Linux.

This of course using OFW2 which is not yet released.


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