OLPC Firmware Q2B21


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OLPC Firmware B2 Production Release Q2B21 - 2007-01-14

This is the candidate firmware for the production build of the B2 boards. It will also work on B1 and ATest boards.


MD5: a4d80cd69dc06929a917bd291b5d312d olpc-Q2B21.rom

Changes since Q2B18

  • OFW: Update to r94
  • OFW: Updated NAND timings

Installation Caveats

  • If you have a B1 or B2 system:
  1. Perform the auto-reinstall procedure at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Autoreinstallation_image before upgrading to this firmware version
  2. DO NOT use olpcflash to write new firmware images. Doing so will erase the manufacturing data that was added at the factory.
  • After you reflash, you must power cycle by physically removing power from the system. A warm-start or button-induced restart is not sufficient. Please remove both the battery pack and wall adapter for 10 seconds.

ATest users only: If you use olpcflash to write this image, you must use the --brick option.
Example: olpcflash --brick -w image.rom
This will update your EC code.

Known issues

  • Auto-repeat is slow on some USB keyboards
  • NVRAM storage for configuration variables is not yet implemented.
  • JFFS2 does not handle ECC
  • The boot menu is incomplete
  • Directory symlinks have a problem.

ATest -- Infineon RAMs only

This is a special purpose image. Do not use except on A-test boards with Infineon RAMS.

For more info see Upgrading_to_LinuxBIOS#Checking_your_DRAM_type

File:Olpc-Q2B21 CL2.5.rom

MD5: 620819ff1909eb8c1ef0e061a1c40c84 olpc-Q2B21_CL2.5.rom

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