Testing sprase file support for 10.1.3

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Thu Jun 9 13:08:52 EDT 2011

Hi All:

This is to announce the latest OLPC-AU build for the XO-1.5 for testing
featuring sparse file support [1], Browse-122, and Musicpainter-9 is
available for testing [2].

With this release if you don't upgrade the firmware prior to testing you
will receive a harmless warning at the end of fs-update about writing 1
block, this is resolved with q3a65 firmware. 

This newer firmware is not part of the build as not to trigger an auto
firmware update on boot for those who don't want the latest firmware.
For those who wish to use the latest firmware this is available from [3]
and and the install instructions from [4].

If you want to test this newer firmware but with out going though the
above routine, you could inject the OLPC-AU security keys using our
olpc.fth script and install OLPC-AU signed firmware. Download and unzip
[5] to / on your upgrade media (SD or USB) Download olpc.fth [6]
to /boot on your upgrade media and place bootfw.zip from [7] into the
same directory. The upgrade will occur when you boot with your media
inserted, ensure you have the power adaptor plugged in. 

If you plan to use the "4 button upgrade" or NandBlaster (need keys
installed as above), download to your upgrade media from [2] au77.zd and
au77.zd.zsp.fs.zip, then rename au77.zd.zsp.fs.zip to fs.zip.

The OLPC-AU menu expects the new image to be named fs.zd. Once you
transfer au77.zd to your upgrade media, rename it to fs.zd to be able to
use option 1 or 2 on the menu. The installation of keys and firmware is
optional, you can use option 1 to install your image, just skip
unzipping the keys and adding the firmware. 

The first boot will install the security keys then reboot, second boot
will install the newer firmware then reboot, third boot you should have
the menu screen. Pressing 1 at the menu screen should start flashing the
XO. Pressing 2 will start NandBlaster, this requires fs.zip to be

Happy testing,

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