Create and sign Country specific XO image

Daniel Drake dsd at
Fri Jun 26 04:33:23 EDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 11:25 +0700, Philipp Kocher wrote:
> Hello
> Cambodia is getting 1000 new XOs very soon. This are the first ones with 
> a Khmer keyboard.
> To make the installation process easier, I would like to create a 
> country specific image based on build 802, which includes Khmer keyboard 
> support, fonts, the newest language pack with software translations, 
> Activities and some customizations.

Image builder can do all this:
You'll have to script some of those customizations.

The other option is to use pilgrim, which is what I think they do in
Nepal. Looking back, I think this is a better option than image builder
for the non-activity customizations, but image builder is probably a bit
easier to get started with.

You have to decide if you want to sign your own builds, or if you want
to get OLPC to do it (if they will do so).

To do it yourself you have to generate your own public/private keys and
somehow get those public keys to be present in the manufacturing data on
all of your laptops. Full details here:
The bios-crypto code is what you will use to sign your images.


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