XO-1.5 build 885 no space in journal

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Jun 11 20:50:04 EDT 2013

G'day David,

Build 885 is OLPC OS 11.3.1.  This release predated automatic sizing.

Check which build file was used for installing.  If the os885.zd2 (2
GB) file was used, then the symptom you report is likely.

Check the size of the microSD cards inside the XO-1.5.  You can get
this information from the firmware banner, or from the operating
system.  There were three sizes possible; 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB.  The
os885.zd2 would have worked okay with any of these sizes, but the
remaining space would not be used.

The later releases of OLPC OS, such as 12.1.0 and 13.1.0,
automatically use the remaining space.

If the microSD cards are only 2 GB in size, then your options are to

- explain how to remove journal entries to conserve space,

- delete activities, or;

- remaster the build with a smaller set of activities.

James Cameron

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