new OLPC slackware 13.37 released (fwd)

supat at supat at
Mon May 23 03:28:42 EDT 2011

I forget to answer some of your questions below. So, please read it again:

On Mon, 23 May 2011, James Cameron wrote:

> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 09:59:58AM +0700, supat at wrote:
>> 1. download OLPC_Slackware13.37 at
> This boots only one kernel on an OLPC XO, 2.6.36-rc2.  Is it for XO-1 or
> XO-1.5?  On Tiny Core Linux and Ubuntu builds I use two kernels with
> olpc.fth code to detect hardware.
> Where's the source for your kernel?
> Your olpc.fth does not contain "visible", so I'm curious to know if
> you've tested it with recent firmware.  What firmware did you test with?
>> 2. mount /dev/sdb1 /usb (assume you have only 1 HD)
>> 3. tar xjvf olpc_slak13.37.tar.bz2  -C /
> This requires a filesystem like ext2 or ext3?

I used ext3 but I am sure ext2 or ext4 will work.
Simply change it at /etc/fstab.

>> 4. boot OLPC using your new USB
>> 5. modify /etc/lilo.conf to fit your config
>> 6. lilo
>> 7. wait 5 minutes
>> 8. /etc/rc.d/rc.local (for unknown reason wlan0 will wake up after 5 minutes
>> wait)
>> 9. the same USB now can be bootted on any pc
> That's interesting.  You have a conventional PC kernel in /slak13 with
> an initrd /sdb1.gz, and the OLPC kernel in /boot/ ... a PC will use the
> MBR set up by lilo, and an OLPC will use /boot/olpc.fth.

Yes. I can put the same USB to a powerful pc and develop some thing using 
gcc then put it back to OLPC. Because developing on OLPC is too slow.
I am glad you can see the point.


> -- 
> James Cameron

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