[Server-devel] Wait for firmware fix or revert?

Kevin Cole dc.loco at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 12:26:02 EDT 2013

In http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition/0.3/Installing
I note:

> You will need almost an 8gb hard disk in order to proceed with the
> installation. If the internal hard disk is less than that, you can
> use a sdcard to install the system, check the following instructions:
> http://activitycentral.com/community/news/installing-os-sd-card
> 12. (SD CARD?) if you want your XSCE server to use the storage on an SD
>     card for content, swap file, Activity-server, put the device into
>     the XO and run "prep-storage.sh" NOW! (Note: upgrading to 13.2.0 will
>     break this feature -- firmware related, so reinstalling 13.1.0 will
>     still be broken, unless firmware is also reverted)

My XO 1.5 doesn't have 8GB and my original plan was the SD card route,
but since I upgraded to 13.2.0, before noticing the caveat in step 12,
I'm wondering: Wait for a firmware fix because I'm not in a tearing
hurry to go backwards, and can happily wait a while?  Is it something
well understood that will be fixed in a month or sooner?  Or is it a
riddle wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in mystery that isn't worth
fixing because there's newer hardware out there? (Or somewhere


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