[OLPC-SF] Trouble trying to upgrade a very old OLPC XO ...
rskrishnan at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 21 20:31:53 EST 2010
Hey Joachim, Thanks for the pointer to the wiki page. I did try this following these steps:Copy the o852.img to my usb drive (I'm assuming a FAT formatted 4GB usb drive is fine?)Copy the fs.zip file to the drive.Add the usb drive to one of the slots.Press _all_ 4 gamepad keys and power on the laptop.
I get some messages that indicate that the usb drive is recognized.Then it drops into the usual boot process and then gets stuck after it displays the login: prompt.I get some messages about CRC errors and then it's an infinite loop to login: and then an error message which disappears too quickly to read.
Note the error messages + looping used to happen before my attempt to upgrade using USB.Is there something I should look for when the usb device is recognized ? Perhaps the 4gb drive is too big ?
rskrishnan at hotmail.com
> Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 19:57:17 -0800
> Subject: Re: [OLPC-SF] Trouble trying to upgrade a very old OLPC XO ...
> From: joachimp at gmail.com
> To: rskrishnan at hotmail.com
> CC: olpc-sf at lists.laptop.org
> Please see the instructions here:
> the short:
> You need a usb drive that is at least 1GB, and you need to download two files
> best of luck-
> olpc-sf repair
> On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 19:42, Krishnan R.S. <rskrishnan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I managed to get my hands on a very old OLPC XO laptop for my daughter.
> > I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to upgrade the OS to something current.
> > The main issues are:
> > My image has no olpc-update
> > I tried to follow the wiki instruction to update olpc-update - alas that
> > leads to more issues about missing python2.5
> > I tried to install python using apt/deb/dpkg but all of these fail since the
> > apt/deb/dpkg tools are missing :(
> > Looking at /etc/issue - I see build 417 - and some messages that look like
> > errors "kernel \r \m ...." :) so maybe I have a pre-alpha build :)
> > After trying the above now I can't seem to be able to boot into 'X' on the
> > XO - it just keeps looping looking for something - I've most likely made a
> > bad situation worse :(
> > So ... I'm somewhat at a loss as to what my next steps are. My daughter
> > seems pretty excited with the device and enjoys the "paint" application. I'd
> > like to get a more recent build so she can use the newer apps/toos.
> > Can you point me in the right direction ? Or am I wasting my time trying to
> > do the impossible?
> > Or if someone could send me a list of things to check/verify - so we can see
> > if it can be upgraded or not.
> > Thanks,
> > Krishnan
> > --
> > Krishnan Subramaniam
> > rskrishnan at hotmail.com
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