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#1 Dietmar


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:12 PM

Hi all,
I get the Ubuntu working on the OLPC, using the compressed files method.

Then I test, whether it is possible to unzip the OLPCFile.tar.bz2
file to a Fat32 filesystem on a USB device. This does not work.

Even if you use tar -jxf or 7-Zip, there are some files in OLPCFile.tar.bz2, that seem to be encrypted and cant be copied or unzipped to a Fat32 partition, for example the file bzcmp in folder bin/ .

So I have some questions: Is it possible, to build a working OLPCFile.tar.bz2 with Qemu, that sits on a Fat32 partition?

Is it possible with the Forthcompiler in the Open Firmware to do a direkt boot to a Fat32 filesystem? The question is not answered yet. There is no problem for Open Firmware, to detect a Fat32 filesystem.

But I always get the message "Unrecognized program format" or a black screen if I test to boot with any *.img build from a fat32 partition from it.
I tried it also with grub4dos, syslinux, grub, kexec, always the same.

I hear, that Microsoft integrates a Linux partition on its installations CD for XP on the OLPC. Do you have any more information on this?
Direct CD boot with an USB CDROM (Iso 9660) seems possible with

boot cdrom:\(path to image)

at the command line of the Forth Interpreter, because

dir u:/dev/cdrom

is answered from Open Firmware with "iso9660-file-system" .

Nice to hear from you

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#2 Nuno Brito

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:58 PM

Hi Dietmar, why don't you post a few screenshots of this machine in action?

Qemu can use direct HDD access to emulate whatever you need. Look on the documentation specs of qemu to find some valuable examples.

Grub might be the solution for this case, why don't you post this doubt on the grub4dos section?

Maybe tinybit, jaclaz or someone else has a clue or more ideas to put in practice.

Good luck! :thumbsup:

btw: Your country settings is still showing as Afghanistan? :tabletalk:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:07 PM

Please, for a fool:

What is OLPC?


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:52 AM

One Laptop Per Child

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