XO as XS
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 . 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! #
The errors above might be related to the fact that we ran this inside qemu. Let's press on and hope for the best!