Fwd: Upgrading a _very_ old OLPC

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Wed Nov 17 04:16:13 EST 2010

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From: Krishnan R.S. <rskrishnan at hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:48 AM
Subject: Upgrading a _very_ old OLPC
To: cscott at laptop.org

   I managed to get my hands on a very old OLPC XO laptop for my
daughter. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to upgrade the OS to
something current. The main issues are:

My image has no olpc-update
I tried to follow the wiki instruction to update olpc-update - alas
that leads to more issues about missing python2.5
I tried to install python using apt/deb/dpkg but all of these fail
since the apt/deb/dpkg tools are missing :(
Looking at /etc/issue - I see build 417 - and some messages that look
like errors "kernel \r \m ...." :) so maybe I have a pre-alpha build

So ... I'm somewhat at a loss as to what my next steps are. My
daughter seems pretty excited with the device and enjoys the "paint"
application. I'd like to get a more recent build so she can use the
newer apps/toos.
Can you point me in the right direction ? Or am I wasting my time
trying to do the impossible?
Krishnan Subramaniam
rskrishnan at hotmail.com

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