Upgrading a _very_ old OLPC
sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Nov 17 12:53:40 EST 2010
Krishnan is local to SF. We'll help him get upgraded.
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:16 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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
> ( http://cscott.net/ )
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