0.84 for XO-1 (was Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 11, Issue 94)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 13:30:30 EDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 7:11 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 19:08, Martin Langhoff
> <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>>>> - switch to ubifs for new installs (ok, not necessary, but this is so
>>>> easy it's worth doing -- all info is on the wiki)
>>> Advanced linux user skills?
>> This one is, AIUI, not "so easy" since OFW  doesn't know about ubifs,
>> so we have to partition the NAND to have /boot on a small partition,
>> and so on and so forth.
>> Doable, but there's quite a bit of yak shaving to do :-)
> How would you better write the job description if we were to ask for help?

Candidate needs good knowledge of partitioning tools, our boot process
(boot.fth, etc) and of the olpc-update mechanism. May need initramfs
debugging skills too.

Upgrades with olpc-update can't change the partitioning, so we'll have
to support machines with a single "unpartitioned" NAND with jffs2 and
machines with a partitioned NAND with jffs2 + ubifs.

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