SD Sugar boot for XO-1
quozl at laptop.org
Wed May 14 22:46:09 EDT 2014
Why exclude devel@? Re-added.
On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 10:30:53PM -0400, Nathan C. Riddle wrote:
> I have tried to follow the thread on "Boot Menu on XO".
> Have you gone beyond the boot int:x and boot ext:x to use internal
> or external SD ?
Open Firmware will boot from any media present; it tries USB first,
then external SD card slot, then whatever the internal storage is.
> If this is still the simple case, I am missing why this is not
> possible on an unlocked XO-1 .
It is possible, but it does not work, because it was never completed
> The installation on the SD is same
> devalias fsdisk ext:0
> fs-update u:\nameoftheimage.zd
No, the installation on SD card would have to be entirely different,
because an XO-1 lacks fsdisk and fs-update.
> Is boot ext:x not available in XO-1 firmware ? (x is
Manual boot from SD card is available on XO-1 firmware, but it is not
needed, because Open Firmware will boot from any media present.
> I have recently installed on XO-1.5 , 13.2.0 on SD (class 10) with
> Firefox and Flash (per Jame's fine posts here). (The erase step on
> SD appears to be almost twice as fast on this faster card versus
> internal card.) Reasonable Flash performance. These faster cards
> (8 GB) are under $10 at the local WalMart. :)
There is no erase step per se. You're seeing the write step, and the
card may have been pre-erased. Next time you do this it will be
Yes, modern cards can be quite fast. Look for one with a specified
write speed designed for video recording, and it might increase the
performance of the whole system.
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