[Server-devel] mkusbinstall link broken?
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sun Mar 22 18:21:51 EDT 2009
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-03-22 at 18:02 +0000, Sameer Verma wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 7:37 AM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
>> > The OLPC web-based git interface was changed, due to security
>> > holes in the previous one. Unfortunately, links into it still haven't
>> > been changed.
>> > On Mar 20, 2009, at 1:17 AM, Sameer Verma wrote:
>> >> http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=projects/xs-livecd;a=blob;f=util/mkusbinstall;hb=HEAD
>> > Git it in raw form at:
>> > http://dev.laptop.org/git/projects/xs-livecd/plain/util/mkusbinstall
>> > or formatted at:
>> > http://dev.laptop.org/git/projects/xs-livecd/tree/util/mkusbinstall
>> >> on
>> >> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software#Optional:_Using_a_USB_key.2Fdisk_for_installation
>> >> leads to a blank page.
>> > Cheers,
>> > wad
>> >> Suggestions?
>> >> Sameer
>> >> --
>> >> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>> >> Associate Professor of Information Systems
>> >> San Francisco State University
>> >> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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>> I tried the mkusbinstall script. It works. Installing from USB is
>> another matter. It chokes initially when looking for ks.cfg as the
>> install documentation suggests. The LABEL of the USB stick somehow
>> doesn't get read. So, I have to type in the location (/dev/sdb1) in my
>> case. Further down in the instllation right after formatting the
>> filesystems, it chokes again, looking for the ISO path (same path
>> problem) but this time, I have no way to change it and point it to
>> /dev/sdb1. I can only Abort.
>> Any suggestions? Can I pass any parameters at boot time to make the LABEL stick?
> Yea, at the boot prompt remove the "method= part, you will have to
> manually select the hard-drive install method, once in anaconda. If you
> want to have an auto select install, then the patches I posted links to
> previously for anaconda would need to be implemented.
Thanks. I got around it by editing the /syslinux/extlinux.conf file
and hardcoding /dev/sdb1
append initrd=initrd.img ks=hd:/dev/sdb1:/ks.cfg method=hd:/dev/sdb1:/iso
Its good to know that there's an easier way.
> Just wondering what are you installing the XS onto, an XO?
Didn't know if that option is working now...is it?
Hardcoding /dev/sdb1 worked. I'm now running a school server on this
It has a 60GB laptop drive and runs a bit hot to the touch because the
casing doubles up as a heat sink (the proc has some paste that passes
heat to the aluminum casing) and has no fans. I'll post pics shortly.
I've got Squid running and one AA (prototype) and two XOs. The
"server" pulls in 8 watts at the adapter (110V->12V). Works fine!
Two words I'd like to use to express my elation: Woo Hoo!!!
Now, I'm going out to play.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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