SoaS on the XO progress

Chris Ball cjb at
Wed Jan 21 09:39:47 EST 2009

Hi Marco,

   > Hello, I spent some time trying to get Sugar on a stick images
   > (which are basically livecd-tools based Fedora spins) running on
   > the XO from nand. Converting the image to jffs2 and adding
   > cafe_nand and jffs2 to the initrd was enough to make it boot.

You're awesome!  Thanks!

   > 1 haldaemon fails to start and I couldn't find any error log.

Maybe running it directly, rather than via init, will expose the

   > 2 X "fades" a couple of times and then hangs the system.

Happy to look into this.

   > I can reproduce 2 if I write the same image to an usb stick using
   > Fedora XO livecd-iso-to-disk. Could be either a regression in the
   > F10 updates or something wrong in the way SoaS images are built. I
   > have absolutely no idea about 1, but it would seem to be related to
   > jffs2/initrd, since it works fine from the usb stick.

It looks like you're making F10 spins, then?  I wonder what happens if
you try a Rawhide spin instead.  Could you share your instructions and
code?  I'd like to give this technique a try for our F11 rebase.

(At which point the difference between OLPC's image and SoaS will be
very small.  Maybe there'll be no difference at all, even.  ;-)


- Chris.
Chris Ball   <cjb at>

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