[Server-devel] Best XSCE strategy for us in Pacific with XO-1.5 2GB Testing XSCE 3 on XO 1.5 2GB os855

Jerry Vonau jerry at laptop.org.au
Tue Jun 18 01:20:04 EDT 2013

Thanks James,

On 18 June 2013 00:00, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:14:23PM -0500, Jerry Vonau wrote:
> > I just tried the devalias trick using 13.2.0 as the OS on a XO-4. On
> > initial boot it drops me into dracut appearing to complain about a
> > read-only filesystem while attempting resize. Any thoughts on how to
> > debug this?
> Sure.
> Check the write protect tab on the card.
This was the issue, no matter how careful I was inserting the SD-card the
tab would move to locked. I used a dab of instant glue, that was enough to
prevent the tab from moving.

Thanks a bunch,


> Check with another XO-4 in case the socket write protect switch is
> faulty.
> Boot into Linux from another boot device, such as the internal eMMC or
> a Tiny Core Linux on USB drive, then check that you can mount the
> external SD card for write, and write to it.
> fs-update does not honour the write protect on an SD card; it is
> purely an advisory write protect, and Open Firmware doesn't take this
> advice ... "which is an optional feature of the SD specification." [1]
> (I'm running an XO-4 as a builder with swap on external SD, and it
> seems to work fine for that.)
> [1]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#Card_security
> "Write-protect notch"
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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