"Can't open boot device" XO laptop firmware/OFW issue?

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Sun Feb 18 15:41:47 EST 2018

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 3:17 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> Either there is an SD card in the external slot with unsupported partition
> table, or there is a fault with the internal microSD card or slot.

I reflashed it a 2nd time and it came back to life (boots properly, for

I've seen this symptom (sometimes intermittent, sometimes permanent) on a
few similar XO-1.5's.

Seems the internal microSD's are sometimes/likely running out of steam for
mysterious reasons, despite minimal usage (though after ~7 years one cannot
complain, and at least these microSD's are replaceable on the XO-1.5 !)

Thanks James.

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