soasXO builds for USB?

James Cameron quozl at
Mon Nov 2 05:34:17 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 09:27:10PM -0800, Yioryos Asprobounitis wrote:
> However I was referring to the
> builds specifically
> where you have only tree.tar.lzma versions. Trying these with the
> instructions mentioned bellow failed miserably (tried soas01xo and
> soas02xo). Expanding their content in an ext3 formatted stick also
> failed boot.

Yes, that would fail.

> I could try the newer soas04xo.tree.tar.lzma but pls specify 
> a) Is this a device images? If yes what size?

No, they are not device images.  "tree.tar" tells me that.

> b) If not device images but indeed trees, are devices build with their
> content know to boot the XO-1?. If yes do they need anything
> "special"?

The tree should contain that, in the /boot/olpc.fth file.  I've not
checked if it does.  You are welcome to check.

James Cameron

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