[ANNOUNCE] Tiny Core Linux for OLPC XO

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Fri May 24 05:59:06 EDT 2013

Announcing a 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 and Yioryos Asprobounitis for all their hard
work toward this.  All I did was pull the strings, I reckon.


- 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 4.7.6, uses the OLPC kernel from 13.2.0-7, and
  includes latest signed Open Firmware versions for automatic upgrade,

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



c5370f69f3fc18546c480774941d6c11  core-4.7.6-xo-2013-05-24.zip


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

b.  ensure the XO is unlocked,

c.  boot from the media.

Known bugs:

- serial console shell might not start,

- associates automatically with a network named "qz".


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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