Activities won't auto-install from USB "bundles" folder onto 11.3.0?
holt at laptop.org
Thu Nov 10 19:25:14 EST 2011
Conclusion to both issues that were killing us overnight, thanks to
KevinG & All:
1) Old habits die hard -- I erroneously believed the troublesome XO-1s
had no http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Developer_key as they did not boot with
black/TTY scrolling kernel msgs etc. Hitting "Esc"-on-boot proved me
wrong, causing the http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ok prompt to appear.
So Customization Sticks began to work, once we began holding down the
lower game key ("X").on boot. In fact we now hold down the "X" game key
on all XO-1s (secured or not) -- during every Customization Key
auto-installation, simplifying our training of locals (Haitians).
2) Our cheap 2GB Micro Center USB sticks work great for reflashing, but
fail about 50% of the time as Customization Sticks, at random they are
ignored completely during the boot process -- so we just keep trying
(sometimes MANY times) until it finally works. In different USB ports
for good luck. A royal pain in the A**, but elbow grease does the job,
until one day higher quality USB sticks appear :/
Aside: our XO-1s all contain build 883 and firmware Q2E48.
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