[OLPC New Zealand] [OLPC-AU] Testing sprase file support for 10.1.3

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Tue Jun 21 04:10:41 EDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 12:08 -0500, Jerry Vonau wrote:
> Hi All:
> This is to announce the latest OLPC-AU build for the XO-1.5 for testing
> featuring sparse file support [1], Browse-122, and Musicpainter-9 is
> available for testing [2].
> With this release if you don't upgrade the firmware prior to testing you
> will receive a harmless warning at the end of fs-update about writing 1
> block, this is resolved with q3a65 firmware. 
> This newer firmware is not part of the build as not to trigger an auto
> firmware update on boot for those who don't want the latest firmware.
> For those who wish to use the latest firmware this is available from [3]
> and and the install instructions from [4].
> If you want to test this newer firmware but with out going though the
> above routine, you could inject the OLPC-AU security keys using our
> olpc.fth script and install OLPC-AU signed firmware. Download and unzip
> [5] to / on your upgrade media (SD or USB) Download olpc.fth [6]
> to /boot on your upgrade media and place bootfw.zip from [7] into the
> same directory. The upgrade will occur when you boot with your media
> inserted, ensure you have the power adaptor plugged in. 
> If you plan to use the "4 button upgrade" or NandBlaster (need keys
> installed as above), download to your upgrade media from [2] au77.zd and
> au77.zd.zsp.fs.zip, then rename au77.zd.zsp.fs.zip to fs.zip.
> The OLPC-AU menu expects the new image to be named fs.zd. Once you
> transfer au77.zd to your upgrade media, rename it to fs.zd to be able to
> use option 1 or 2 on the menu. The installation of keys and firmware is
> optional, you can use option 1 to install your image, just skip
> unzipping the keys and adding the firmware. 
> The first boot will install the security keys then reboot, second boot
> will install the newer firmware then reboot, third boot you should have
> the menu screen. Pressing 1 at the menu screen should start flashing the
> XO. Pressing 2 will start NandBlaster, this requires fs.zip to be
> present.   
> Happy testing,
> Jerry
> ps, If I missed a list please forward this email. 
> [1]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Quozl/fs-update-skip-unused-blocks
> [2]http://build.laptop.org.au/xo/10.1.3/xo-1.5/sparse/
> [3]http://dev.laptop.org/pub/firmware/q3a65/
> [4]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Firmware_q3a65#fs-update_sparse_.zd_files
> [5]http://download.laptop.org.au/XO/F11/10.1.3/keys/pubkeys.zip
> [6]https://dev.laptop.org.au/projects/xo-au/repository/revisions/master/raw/xo-release/olpc.fth
> [7]http://build.laptop.org.au/xo/10.1.3/xo-1.5/q3a65/bootfw.zip

Hi all:

Newest version for testing is at[8], featuring improved yum proxy
support, and pre-loaded camorama preferences. Please replace au77 with
au98 in the above instructions.   

Kind of wondering what install times your seeing, mine are in the 6-7
minutes range. 

Thanks for testing,



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