[Testing] No Luck With Live CD Any Ideas?

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 17 14:29:15 EST 2012

Hi Folks,

I have spent 2 days trying to make a bootable Live CD of SoaS for distribution at our booth at SCaLE 10X on Saturday.  I have had lots of problems. Supposedly this can be done on both PCs and Macs.  Do any of you have any experience with this sort of thing?

I  have used the instructions on the Sugar Labs Wiki and even called Apple. They walked me through the process on Lion (OS 10.7.2) and things seemed to go well until I tried to boot it on my Mac.  I got this message:

No root device found
Boot has failed
Sleeping forever
I googled this error message and the problem seems to be very common with Fedora live CDs and live usbs. There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer.

We need this for our booth Saturday! I have 100 blank CDs and sleeves arriving tomorrow and a disk burner to make the copies, but without a master we are "dead in the water."

Here is a link to Tom Gilliard's great instructions:


I would be happy if any of the builds would work... even Strawberry!
I was hoping that SoaS was finally ready to introduce to the general public via "Taste of Sugar" Live CDs that would work on both PCs and Intel Macs.  Of course, I have been hoping for this since Blueberry.  Any ideas?  Any solutions?  I have tried the Sugar Labs irc discussions and they gave me some suggestions, but so far, no luck!
P.S. For my presentation of Sugar I plan to use Virtual Box. It isn't installed and tested yet. Hope I don't have a problem.  I do have an EFI usb version that Tom G sent me, but would probably have problems getting it into the projector to show on the screen. Preferences will disappear with the reboot (or maybe not?). 		 	   		   		 	   		  
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