Using ext4 usb drive to go to 13.1.0

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sun Sep 23 13:14:11 EDT 2012

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 22:23:49 -0500,
   Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:
>When I upgraded my XO 1.75 to 12.1.0 I was able to use my ext4 
>formatted USB drive without an issue. The instructions for going to 
>13.1.0 are different and when at the openfirmware command line it 
>doesn't appear that my USB drive's file system is detected. I didn't 
>see any commands listed to see what drives were mounted (in the event 
>it wasn't mounted as u:).
>This is a bit of a regression from the previous version.
>I haven't tried the online update as I didn't want to redownload the 
>update file again.
>I see there is a zsp file for 13.1.0, but I wasn't sure I could just 
>rename it to and have things work like they did for the 
>12.1.0 install.

I found out that the drive isn't getting mounted if it is plugged in before 
starting to boot. If I replug the drive once I am at the OK (openfirmware)
prompt, then the drive gets mounted. I was able to do an update to 13.1.0.

I filed a ticket for this issue:

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