Boot os 13.2.0 from SD card (XO-1, XO-1.5)

Chris Marshall devel.chm.01 at
Thu Aug 22 18:40:39 EDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-08-22 at 19:52 +0000, Chris Marshall wrote:
>> Hi-
> Hi Chris,
>> I'm trying to make an OS install SD card
>> for 13.2.0 for an XO-1.5 and XO-1 in order
>> to speed things up and to allow more
>> memory for yum installs.
> Just to be clear here, you what to run the os from the external SDcard slot?

This one.

> or install from the SDcard slot to the internal storage? Have you
> looked at olpc-os-builder to create an image with your rpms
> pre-installed?

Not yet, still on the early learning curve.

>> Unfortunately, things seem to have changed
>> a lot since the last time I went through this
>> process circa the os 8.2 release.
>> I've been trying to follow the directions from
>> the OLPC Wiki on the following pages:
>> but they are mostly out of date enough so that
>> I can't connect the dots to get a working version
>> by myself.  In fact, if I have an ext2/ext3/ext4
>> file system on the SD card, the OFW doesn't
>> even see the card (it does if the fs is FAT32).
>> Are there any updated/consolidated instructions
>> for an SD card boot creation (as used to be
>> available in the standard OS builds)?
> To install to an external SDcard for 1.5, 1.75, 4's you would need to
> have your *.zd file on a usb flashdrive inserted into the XO, access
> OFW's OK prompt then type:
> devalias fsdisk ext:0 <enter>
> fs-update u:\<image>.zd <enter>
> <enter> is the enter key
> replace <image> with the name of the image you want to install.
> Please remember that *1.zd is for XO-1.5's, *2.zd is for XO-1.75's,
> *4.zd is for XO-4's.

This worked perfectly.  Is there something comparable
for a G1G1 XO-1?


> Jerry
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Chris
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