[Testing] 11.3.0 release candidate 3 (build 882) released

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sat Oct 22 02:16:49 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:43:13PM -0700, rihoward1 at gmail.com wrote:
> 155a68922bc7e3fea323d400eaf3e99a u:\q2e48.rom

Thanks, that is the correct md5sum.

> q2e46 is the OFW currently installed on this XO-1


That version may not report exceptions that occur during USB operations.

That version may also not properly read files on certain ext2

If the file cannot be fully read, the length that is read is compared
against the expected length, and if they are unequal then you get "Image
file is the wrong length".  This is safer than using the shorter than
expected data as is.

> So I tried
>  flash u:\q2e48.rom
> again after running the md5sum.fth and this time the OFW flash worked!!!!


It seems the problem you had was temporary, and it was likely to be
related to either the USB drive, or the filesystem that is on the drive.

If you would like to explore further, you may wish to try exercising
md5sum on various USB drives, filesystems, and files.

James Cameron

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