[ANNOUNCE] Tiny Core Linux for OLPC XO

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Jun 25 00:51:07 EDT 2013

Announcing an updated build of Tiny Core Linux for the OLPC XO.

This is useful for testing, diagnosis, and recovery of filesystems on
an unlocked XO.

My thanks to George Hunt, Yioryos Asprobounitis and Jerry Vonau for
the contributions.


- runs on XO-1, XO-1.5, XO-1.75, or XO-4,

- configured for a single root shell in text mode, with alternate
  consoles available for login,

- based on Core 4.7.7, uses the OLPC kernel from 13.2.0-8, and
  includes latest signed Open Firmware versions for automatic upgrade,

- includes wireless firmware for each laptop, and wireless
  tools from Tiny Core Linux.


3ad809ddb06fefa75b7c3c8a28520d11  core-4.7.7-xo-2013-06-25.zip


a.  unzip the file on a USB drive or SD card,

b.  ensure the XO is unlocked,

c.  boot from the media.

Changes since core-4.7.6-xo-2013-05-24.zip:

- add rsync,

- add xo-backup, xo-restore, xo-server, xo-revert tools,

- show extension names as they are loaded,

- fix missing serial port consoles, and add a prompt,

- support older firmware versions that lack bundle-suffix$ ,

- list contributors.

Known bugs:

- spurious messages from tar before the date is set,

- spurious messages from udevadm, an upstream problem, missing --quiet,

- associates automatically with a network named "qz", a test escape,


1.  Tiny Core Linux

2.  mktinycorexo script

3.  mktinycorexo script git repository
git clone http://dev.laptop.org/~quozl/mktinycorexo/.git

James Cameron
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