[Server-devel] Notes about XS on XO...

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Sat Jan 17 15:02:28 EST 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 21:00 -0600, Jerry Vonau wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 21:43 -0500, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > > Just a question, would we be needing a do-it-yourself explanation of the
> > > steps involved, or are we just going to distribute an image that you
> > > could write to a partition? Both?
> > 
> > I'd say both ;-)
> After the xs-install/update, .bash_history now always blank, that was a
> great place to get notes from.... Any quick hints?
> > 
> > > I have a XO using a 4gig SD card, started life out as
> > > xo-1-olpc-stream-8.2.1-devel_ext3.img, with the XS repos added, yum
> > > installing xs-pkgs, xs-config now... I've ran into some funny dep issues
> > > but brute forced my way round them. I have some notes around, will try
> > > to add them to the wiki at some point. 
> These are really bugs, I'll file BZ/Trac's on the issues that I found if
> they're not resolved by a later release.
Think I'll just start out fresh install, less to editing...

> > I've excluded the kernel from
> > > being updated at this point, I'll try a newer kernel at some point
> > > later, just waiting for yum to finish and try rebooting this puppy.
> > > Woohoo reboot time... rats network is broken...
> > 
> > Cool. Another bit of good news is that I tackled JKatz and he
> > confessed to having (probably) backported the fixes onto the F9
> > kernel. So maybe a plain XS install to SD may work too...
> > 
> On 
> the list of things to try, along with adding the bits needed to
> mkusbinstall for /boot/olpc.fth to boot from the usbdisk.
> More later,

Well, that was sort of productive, the xs-05's kernel boot on the XO,
but anaconda fails to find the CD-card. I think the modules maybe
missing from anaconda's intrd, anybody know the names of the modules
before I have to start digging around?  


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