Collection key vs Q2E44 (and Q3A41?)
ed at laptop.org
Fri Jul 30 14:42:37 EDT 2010
We've done some quick testing here in the office. It appears that collection keys on Q3A40, Q3A42, and Q3A46 work, provided the laptop is secure-booting. If your machines are not secured, you need to hold down the "x" game key while booting. Remember that with prettyboot enabled, an unsecured machine may look like it's secure at boot time.
Richard and I just tested a SKU99 XO-1.5 (Q3A40 and Q3A42) and a SKUC2 XO-1.5HS machine (Q3A46), all with security disabled. Nothing happened on a "normal" boot with the collection key, and all worked (stored data on the collection key) if the "x" game key was held at powerup.
On Jul 30, 2010, at 2:09 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> Hi Mitch,
> wasn't aware you were on vacation.
> Techteam - I am hoping for independent confirmation -- the USB disks
> on my bench are pretty shit.
> Can anyone with a "known to behave well" usb get a collection key to
> work on XO-1.5 or on XO-1+Q2E44?
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Mitch Bradley <wmb at firmworks.com> wrote:
>> You could try holding down the check key for several seconds - while the
>> 'release game buttons' message is displayed. That might give more time for
>> the USB key to get its act together after power on.
>> Another possibility would be to modify the collector key script to write to
>> an SD card instead of to a USB stick, then get someone at 1cc to sign the
>> modified script.
>> Still another possibility would be to put the existing signed script on an
>> SD card, then insert both the SD card and the USB stick. The script would
>> be booted from the SD card, and might then write to the USB stick. It's
>> possible that the USB stick could be detected properly if it were accessed a
>> little later than the initial boot step.
>> If none of these work, then you will have to wait until I get back from
>> vacation, unless someone else has a idea.
>> On 07/29/2010 08:46 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Mitch Bradley<wmb at firmworks.com> wrote:
>>>> Have you tried the check button for more feedback?
>>> Yes, on all the machines. Where it fails, it never mentions trying
>>> anything on the usb disk.
>>> Skips straight to booting from nand.
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