[OLPC-AU] XO-AU for secure/locked XOs
sridhar at laptop.org.au
Mon Oct 24 09:55:48 EDT 2011
On 24 October 2011 12:38, <tkkang at nurturingasia.com> wrote:
> Greetings. I am new to the list. See if I could some advice how to proceed.
> I am a volunteer at OLPC APAC and we are planning to visit Sichuan, China in November. The XO-AU OS software 'toolkit' for XOs will come in handy for recovery, repair and support scenario for the 1,000 XO out there.
> I tried the XO-AU on my XO. It works well on my unlocked XO. I am thinking if we could get a version that works on our visit.
> Advice is need. I am not a technical personal but could get help from other volunteers here.
If the XOs are locked, it's not going to be easy :(
You have two options:
1. unlock them
2. get your security key onto them and create a signed firmware
Both options require something to be done to each individual XO.
Option 1 is the easier one. I would not consider Option 2 unless you
really know what you are doing. There's a lot to know:
The best way is to use some forward planning, and make sure that the
XO-AU USB works on any new XOs that you order. That means that you
either order them unlocked, or you go to the effort of creating your
own signed firmware and having it installed to each XO in the factory.
The former is much easier, and is what we do at OLPC Australia.
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