XO as XS

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It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with XS-on-XO. (Discuss)

This page records my efforts to get an XO to act as a school server.

Preparing the image

As documented on the XS Installing Software page, the first step is to grab the install iso. I used build 128, from [1]. Converting this to a USB image requires some fedora-only tools, and I run Debian, so I downloaded the file to my laptop then launched Fedora Core 7 in qemu with:

$ qemu -soundhw es1370 -redir tcp:2222::22 -m 512 -hda fedora7-pilgrim.img -fda /dev/sdb1 -cdrom ~/Desktop/OLPC_XS_LATEST.iso

A usb key was in /dev/sdb1. Then within Fedora:

# umount /dev/sdc0
# yum install livecd-tools
# livecd-iso-to-disk /dev/scd0 /dev/fd0
Copying live image to USB stick
Updating boot config file
Installing boot loader
Can't set disk parameters for S: Invalid argument
Cannot initialize 'S:'
Bad target s:/ldlinux.sys
syslinux: failed to create ldlinux.sys
USB stick set up as live image!
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The errors above might be related to the fact that we ran this inside qemu. Let's press on and hope for the best!

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