[Server-devel] Best XSCE strategy for us in Pacific with XO-1.5 2GB Testing XSCE 3 on XO 1.5 2GB os855
georgejhunt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 05:25:55 EDT 2013
Thanks James. I always learn a lot from your communications.
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 7:34 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> G'day George,
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:27:08PM -0400, George Hunt wrote:
> > I followed the suggestions at
> > External_SD -- substituting 31035o1.zd for the earlier OS64.
> > devalias fsdisk /sd/disk at 1:0
> > fs-update u:\os64.zd
> I've changed the instructions to read
> devalias fsdisk ext:0
> because it is easier to type, and does the same thing.
> > after the reboot, the "df" command indicated rootfs had a size of
> > 60GB. I was able to write and read from the command line as olpc and
> > as root. So I believe that indicates that 64GB drives do work on the
> > XO-1.5.
> Yes, I agree it works on your XO-1.5. It is now more likely that it
> will work on other XO-1.5.
> (Now scale it up to a statistically significant sample of 100 units of
> XO-1.5 and 100 units of 64 GB SD card? That's the advantage we had
> when choosing what device to purchase for production, although we were
> using 4 GB microSD cards.)
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 02:58:50PM -0400, George Hunt wrote:
> > This is probably a question for James C. I'm concerned that I may
> > have invalidated the verification, or at least created misleading
> > information.
> > My confession: I couldn't pass up the chance to evolve our
> > "prep-storage.sh" script that is part of XSCE before I lost the
> > exfat formatting. So I tweaked on our script until it recognized and
> > dealt correctly with exfat format. So when I did the "fs-update
> > <os.zd>", the 64GB SD card was already formatted ext4.
> > Do you think that a separate formatting step is necessary, or
> > irrelevant, to the success of fs-update?
> Irrelevant. fs-update using any of the OLPC OS .zd files will:
> - destroy the partition table and create a new one,
> - destroy any filesystem and create a new one.
> It does this by treating the disk as a series of blocks, and writing
> to them an image of a disk that was constructed by the release
> In your case, there may be remnant structure of your ext4 filesystem
> that may be discovered by forensic analysis of the unwritten blocks on
> the card. But this will have no discernable impact on operation.
> James Cameron
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