Collection key vs Q2E44 (and Q3A41?)
ed at laptop.org
Fri Jul 30 14:57:16 EDT 2010
Just another note of advice - I discovered a normal-looking USB key that *wasn't* working had a single FAT partition on it, but it had been erased on a Mac and had a GUID partition table. Reformatting with an MBR fixed it.
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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