The 13.2.0 operating system did not run from an SD card in the external slot of an XO-1.
Upgrade to 13.2.1 as follows:
- select an SD card of at least 4GB; the faster the better, but it will be erased by the process below,
- select a USB drive of at least 1GB,
- download 32014o0.zip (601 MB) and expand the contents onto the USB drive,
- Shutdown the XO-1,
- insert the USB drive and the SD card into the XO-1,
- hold down all four game keys above the power button,
- turn on the laptop,
- wait for the message Release the game keys to continue,
- release the game keys, progress will be displayed, grey blocks will turn green, and the screen will show:
Blocks/square: 2 Total blocks: 14195 Now writing: 70 0 % Installing to SD card ..... please wait.
- after a few minutes it will show:
Blocks/square: 2 Total blocks: 14195 Now writing: 0 0 % Rebooting in 10 seconds ... please wait.
- it is finished, you may the USB drive then, during the reboot, or after the reboot.
Engineers may derive a workaround by understanding the ticket, see <trac>11233</trac> and the associated changes in git.
Installing with an XO-1.5, XO-1.75, or XO-4
Use these steps to prepare an SD card for an XO-1, using an XO-1.5, XO-1.75, or XO-4.
- download as above,
- insert the USB drive and SD card into an XO-1.5, XO-1.75, or XO-4, but do not boot the laptop from the USB drive,
- instead, at the Ok prompt, type
devalias fsdisk ext:0 fs-update u:\32014o0.zd
- wait for the fs-update to complete,
- remove the USB drive, insert into an XO-1, power on, wait for Sugar, verify version in My Settings, About my Computer.
How install works for XO-1 with SD card
- the fs0.zip file is expanded, the signature verified, and the payload is run,
- the payload is Forth source for fs-update to external SD card on XO-1, followed by block hashes,
- the fs-update reads the block hashes, reads the 32014o0.zd file, expands the blocks, and writes them to the SD card, then reboots.
How boot works for XO-1 with SD card
- the firmware normally checks for bootable components on USB drives, SD card, and then internal storage, so when an SD card contains a valid operating system it is booted,
- the operating system identifies the root filesystem on the SD card (dracut-modules-olpc package).
- Announcement - http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2014-June/038492.html
- Adding swap space on the SD card,
- Release notes/13.2.1