Jhon Diaz | 28 Aug 20:19 2015
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Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 for xo-1

If you guys want i could port ubuntu 15.04 or 15.10 to xo-1 like i did
with 14.04 :P
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German Ruiz - FundacionZT | 25 Aug 23:07 2015

Re: fs



  

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2015-08-25 10:50 GMT-06:00 Leonel Guillen <lguillen <at> fundacionqt.org>:


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Tim Moody | 17 Aug 15:42 2015

RE: [UKids] ext2 vs ext4 vs exFAT for XO content SD cards?

I agree that http://www.tvetacademy.org/ looks interesting, provided you can meet their staff requirements.  In your case probably you can use a lot of their Eng materials so no need to shoot videos, etc.  It would be great if you would contact them and see what develops.

 

From: unleashkids <at> googlegroups.com [mailto:unleashkids <at> googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian Thomson

 

BTY, have you seen the TVET equivalent of Khan? 

 

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Adam Holt | 16 Aug 03:05 2015

ext2 vs ext4 vs exFAT for XO content SD cards?

What filesystem would people recommend for ~128GB SD cards inserted into XO laptops or XSCE servers heading far afield, to insert very large (evolving?) digital libraries just like Internet-in-a-Box?

Multiyear reliability for all this content would be important, but some say ext4 (slow journaled filesystems?) have their own problems on SD?

Is wear-leveling of modern SD cards (Flash memory) fully taken care of by the largest manufacturers/drivers already, or should we seek out particular filesystems/drivers?  And unmount / power off carefully etc?

In-country copying and eventually in-country remixing of SD cards (containing local-language, local-vid cultural jewels) would be Absolutely Wonderful -- if we can achieve that by using a filesystem that works instantly (exFAT? NTFS?) across all Windows and Mac computers ideally?  For all static content anyway, on 1 partition of several?  Accelerating dup'ing of SD cards as a bonus?!

Many paths possible for sure, but most important: what interop/longevity/other issues are we overlooking??

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James Cameron | 5 Aug 01:11 2015

Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39

G'day Caryl,

If you're asking with respect to the discussion thread, go ahead with
the latest 13.2.5, because the problem Adam is talking about won't affect
you or the women and children, it is very minor.

Otherwise, 13.2.5 is still the best for XO-1 because it can start
every activity at once if necessary, and has all the latest updates.

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5/Installation/XO-1

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 10:07:23AM -0600, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Hi…
> 
> So…  the XO-1s at the project we have at a school at a women's shelter in
> central Los Angeles will be updated in the next couple of weeks, getting ready
> for September school start. What would be the safest build for them to use? I
> won't be there to help, but it is in good hands with one of our SoCal
> volunteers. I just want to make it easy for everything to go smoothly.
> 
> Thanks,
> Carul
> 
> ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
> Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:28:23 -0400
> From: holt <at> laptop.org
> To: support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org; devel <at> laptop.org
> Subject: Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1
> SKU39
> 
> Just an update that I've narrowed in on the/a pattern which triggers the
> problem, with the help of James Cameron, and some workarounds:
> 
>   • Tapping the ESC key very rapidly during bootup causes the keyboard
>     mismapping (and hence, failure to enter Open Firmware).
>   • Holding down the ESC key during bootup (generally, but not always) avoids
>     the problem (entering Open Firmware).
>   • Typing no keys at all during initial bootup, appears (I hope) to be a
>     workaround to boot the OS properly, with keyboard functioning properly.
> 
> Better yet, earlier firmware (e.g. q2e41 in this case) does not appear to show
> the problem at all, so newer firmware may be available in future to solve this
> annoying-but-less-serious-that-I-imagined problem.  For all using SKU39 XO-1s
> (or perhaps other/similar XO laptops having the modern touchpad?)
> 
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Adam Holt <[1]holt <at> laptop.org> wrote:
> 
>     I haven't figured out the pattern yet, but perhaps 50% of the time these
>     XO-1s boot with an unusable keyboard (it's a "US Intl" keyboard, but the
>     keys end up mapped to all the wrong places, showing the wrong letters/
>     numbers, such that not even the ESC key works to get to the Ok prompt).
> 
>     This pattern arises with "vanilla" 13.2.5 (without SD cards) as well as
>     13.2.5 with SD cards.  In other words both of these:
> 
>        [2]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1
>        [3]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1_with_SD_card
> 
>     Running the "bye" command at the Ok prompt seems to trigger the problem
>     almost every time (possibly every time?).  But that is not the only thing
>     that triggers the problem.  Sometimes the XO just boots with unusable
>     keyboard, repeatedly.  Then when I try to hit ESC on boot 20 times in a
>     row, I cannot reproduce the problem at other times.  Problem occurs on all
>     SKU39 XO-1s I've tried so far.
> 
>     I've not yet tried other SKU's.  My testing has only just begun, to see if
>     this same problem occurs with (both) 13.2.4 OS's and earlier.
> 
>     Any tips for debugging / identifying the source of this quite serious
>     gremlin?  What should I and my small team of debugging volunteers look out
>     for and try?  And I'll do more work on this when I get back home late
>     tonight, but all thoughts appreciated-
> 
>     (Also, any recommendations as to which older builds are best, as an interim
>     workaround?)
> 
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> References:
> 
> [1] mailto:holt <at> laptop.org
> [2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1
> [3] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1_with_SD_card
> [4] http://unleashkids.org/

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James Cameron | 5 Aug 06:53 2015

Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39

G'day Caryl,

If you're asking with respect to the discussion thread, go ahead with
the latest 13.2.5, because the problem Adam is talking about won't affect
you or the women and children, it is very minor.

Otherwise, 13.2.5 is still the best for XO-1 because it can start
every activity at once if necessary, and has all the latest updates.

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5/Installation/XO-1

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 10:07:23AM -0600, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Hi…
> 
> So…  the XO-1s at the project we have at a school at a women's shelter in
> central Los Angeles will be updated in the next couple of weeks, getting ready
> for September school start. What would be the safest build for them to use? I
> won't be there to help, but it is in good hands with one of our SoCal
> volunteers. I just want to make it easy for everything to go smoothly.
> 
> Thanks,
> Carul
> 
> ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
> Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:28:23 -0400
> From: holt <at> laptop.org
> To: support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org; devel <at> laptop.org
> Subject: Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1
> SKU39
> 
> Just an update that I've narrowed in on the/a pattern which triggers the
> problem, with the help of James Cameron, and some workarounds:
> 
>   • Tapping the ESC key very rapidly during bootup causes the keyboard
>     mismapping (and hence, failure to enter Open Firmware).
>   • Holding down the ESC key during bootup (generally, but not always) avoids
>     the problem (entering Open Firmware).
>   • Typing no keys at all during initial bootup, appears (I hope) to be a
>     workaround to boot the OS properly, with keyboard functioning properly.
> 
> Better yet, earlier firmware (e.g. q2e41 in this case) does not appear to show
> the problem at all, so newer firmware may be available in future to solve this
> annoying-but-less-serious-that-I-imagined problem.  For all using SKU39 XO-1s
> (or perhaps other/similar XO laptops having the modern touchpad?)
> 
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Adam Holt <[1]holt <at> laptop.org> wrote:
> 
>     I haven't figured out the pattern yet, but perhaps 50% of the time these
>     XO-1s boot with an unusable keyboard (it's a "US Intl" keyboard, but the
>     keys end up mapped to all the wrong places, showing the wrong letters/
>     numbers, such that not even the ESC key works to get to the Ok prompt).
> 
>     This pattern arises with "vanilla" 13.2.5 (without SD cards) as well as
>     13.2.5 with SD cards.  In other words both of these:
> 
>        [2]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1
>        [3]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1_with_SD_card
> 
>     Running the "bye" command at the Ok prompt seems to trigger the problem
>     almost every time (possibly every time?).  But that is not the only thing
>     that triggers the problem.  Sometimes the XO just boots with unusable
>     keyboard, repeatedly.  Then when I try to hit ESC on boot 20 times in a
>     row, I cannot reproduce the problem at other times.  Problem occurs on all
>     SKU39 XO-1s I've tried so far.
> 
>     I've not yet tried other SKU's.  My testing has only just begun, to see if
>     this same problem occurs with (both) 13.2.4 OS's and earlier.
> 
>     Any tips for debugging / identifying the source of this quite serious
>     gremlin?  What should I and my small team of debugging volunteers look out
>     for and try?  And I'll do more work on this when I get back home late
>     tonight, but all thoughts appreciated-
> 
>     (Also, any recommendations as to which older builds are best, as an interim
>     workaround?)
> 
>     --
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> 
> References:
> 
> [1] mailto:holt <at> laptop.org
> [2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1
> [3] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1_with_SD_card
> [4] http://unleashkids.org/

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Adam Holt | 5 Aug 02:29 2015

Fwd: Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39

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From: "James Cameron" <james <at> tooraweenah.com>
Date: Aug 4, 2015 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39
To: "Gonzalo Odiard" <gonzalo <at> sugarlabs.org>
Cc: "Community Support Volunteers -- who help respond to help AT laptop.org" <support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org>, "Danny Hembree" <danny-hembree <at> dynamical.org>, "gluna <at> goodshepherdshelter.org" <gluna <at> goodshepherdshelter.org>, "Devel's in the Details" <devel <at> laptop.org>

G'day Gonzalo,

Thanks for the reminder.  Yes, it matches somewhat with #11223 and
#11468, especially the mapping of the keys that Adam observes.

https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11223
https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11468

No fix is possible at the moment, but changing procedure works fine.

p.s. my posts are not getting through to devel <at> or support-gang <at> due
to the DNS damage affecting laptop.org.

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 03:17:02PM -0300, Gonzalo Odiard wrote:
> I don't think the error reported by Alan is related with the last (or latest)
> builds at all.
> This is related to a very old bug, I was looking but couldn't find the ticket.
>
> Gonzalo 
>
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Caryl Bigenho <[1]cbigenho <at> hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>     Hi…
>
>     So…  the XO-1s at the project we have at a school at a women's shelter in
>     central Los Angeles will be updated in the next couple of weeks, getting
>     ready for September school start. What would be the safest build for them
>     to use? I won't be there to help, but it is in good hands with one of our
>     SoCal volunteers. I just want to make it easy for everything to go
>     smoothly.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Carul
>
>     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
>     Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:28:23 -0400
>     From: [2]holt <at> laptop.org
>     To: [3]support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org; [4]devel <at> laptop.org
>     Subject: Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on
>     XO-1 SKU39
>
>     Just an update that I've narrowed in on the/a pattern which triggers the
>     problem, with the help of James Cameron, and some workarounds:
>       □ Tapping the ESC key very rapidly during bootup causes the keyboard
>         mismapping (and hence, failure to enter Open Firmware).
>       □ Holding down the ESC key during bootup (generally, but not always)
>         avoids the problem (entering Open Firmware).
>       □ Typing no keys at all during initial bootup, appears (I hope) to be a
>         workaround to boot the OS properly, with keyboard functioning properly.
>     Better yet, earlier firmware (e.g. q2e41 in this case) does not appear to
>     show the problem at all, so newer firmware may be available in future to
>     solve this annoying-but-less-serious-that-I-imagined problem.  For all
>     using SKU39 XO-1s (or perhaps other/similar XO laptops having the modern
>     touchpad?)
>
>     On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Adam Holt <[5]holt <at> laptop.org> wrote:
>
>         I haven't figured out the pattern yet, but perhaps 50% of the time
>         these XO-1s boot with an unusable keyboard (it's a "US Intl" keyboard,
>         but the keys end up mapped to all the wrong places, showing the wrong
>         letters/numbers, such that not even the ESC key works to get to the Ok
>         prompt).
>
>         This pattern arises with "vanilla" 13.2.5 (without SD cards) as well as
>         13.2.5 with SD cards.  In other words both of these:
>
>            [6]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1
>            [7]http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1_with_SD_card
>
>         Running the "bye" command at the Ok prompt seems to trigger the problem
>         almost every time (possibly every time?).  But that is not the only
>         thing that triggers the problem.  Sometimes the XO just boots with
>         unusable keyboard, repeatedly.  Then when I try to hit ESC on boot 20
>         times in a row, I cannot reproduce the problem at other times.  Problem
>         occurs on all SKU39 XO-1s I've tried so far.
>
>         I've not yet tried other SKU's.  My testing has only just begun, to see
>         if this same problem occurs with (both) 13.2.4 OS's and earlier.
>
>         Any tips for debugging / identifying the source of this quite serious
>         gremlin?  What should I and my small team of debugging volunteers look
>         out for and try?  And I'll do more work on this when I get back home
>         late tonight, but all thoughts appreciated-
>
>         (Also, any recommendations as to which older builds are best, as an
>         interim workaround?)
>
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> [2] mailto:holt <at> laptop.org
> [3] mailto:support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org
> [4] mailto:devel <at> laptop.org
> [5] mailto:holt <at> laptop.org
> [6] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1
> [7] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/13.2.5#XO-1_with_SD_card
> [8] http://unleashkids.org/
> [9] mailto:support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org
> [10] http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/support-gang
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Gonzalo Odiard | 4 Aug 20:17 2015

Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39

I don't think the error reported by Alan is related with the last (or latest) builds at all.
This is related to a very old bug, I was looking but couldn't find the ticket.

Gonzalo 

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho <at> hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi…

So…  the XO-1s at the project we have at a school at a women's shelter in central Los Angeles will be updated in the next couple of weeks, getting ready for September school start. What would be the safest build for them to use? I won't be there to help, but it is in good hands with one of our SoCal volunteers. I just want to make it easy for everything to go smoothly.

Thanks,
Carul

Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:28:23 -0400
From: holt <at> laptop.org
To: support-gang <at> lists.laptop.org; devel <at> laptop.org
Subject: Re: [support-gang] intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39


Just an update that I've narrowed in on the/a pattern which triggers the problem, with the help of James Cameron, and some workarounds:
  • Tapping the ESC key very rapidly during bootup causes the keyboard mismapping (and hence, failure to enter Open Firmware).
  • Holding down the ESC key during bootup (generally, but not always) avoids the problem (entering Open Firmware).
  • Typing no keys at all during initial bootup, appears (I hope) to be a workaround to boot the OS properly, with keyboard functioning properly.
Better yet, earlier firmware (e.g. q2e41 in this case) does not appear to show the problem at all, so newer firmware may be available in future to solve this annoying-but-less-serious-that-I-imagined problem.  For all using SKU39 XO-1s (or perhaps other/similar XO laptops having the modern touchpad?)

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Adam Holt <holt <at> laptop.org> wrote:
I haven't figured out the pattern yet, but perhaps 50% of the time these XO-1s boot with an unusable keyboard (it's a "US Intl" keyboard, but the keys end up mapped to all the wrong places, showing the wrong letters/numbers, such that not even the ESC key works to get to the Ok prompt).

This pattern arises with "vanilla" 13.2.5 (without SD cards) as well as 13.2.5 with SD cards.  In other words both of these:

Running the "bye" command at the Ok prompt seems to trigger the problem almost every time (possibly every time?).  But that is not the only thing that triggers the problem.  Sometimes the XO just boots with unusable keyboard, repeatedly.  Then when I try to hit ESC on boot 20 times in a row, I cannot reproduce the problem at other times.  Problem occurs on all SKU39 XO-1s I've tried so far.

I've not yet tried other SKU's.  My testing has only just begun, to see if this same problem occurs with (both) 13.2.4 OS's and earlier.

Any tips for debugging / identifying the source of this quite serious gremlin?  What should I and my small team of debugging volunteers look out for and try?  And I'll do more work on this when I get back home late tonight, but all thoughts appreciated-

(Also, any recommendations as to which older builds are best, as an interim workaround?)

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Adam Holt | 4 Aug 01:03 2015

intermittent keyboard mismapping: 13.2.5 on XO-1 SKU39

I haven't figured out the pattern yet, but perhaps 50% of the time these XO-1s boot with an unusable keyboard (it's a "US Intl" keyboard, but the keys end up mapped to all the wrong places, showing the wrong letters/numbers, such that not even the ESC key works to get to the Ok prompt).

This pattern arises with "vanilla" 13.2.5 (without SD cards) as well as 13.2.5 with SD cards.  In other words both of these:

Running the "bye" command at the Ok prompt seems to trigger the problem almost every time (possibly every time?).  But that is not the only thing that triggers the problem.  Sometimes the XO just boots with unusable keyboard, repeatedly.  Then when I try to hit ESC on boot 20 times in a row, I cannot reproduce the problem at other times.  Problem occurs on all SKU39 XO-1s I've tried so far.

I've not yet tried other SKU's.  My testing has only just begun, to see if this same problem occurs with (both) 13.2.4 OS's and earlier.

Any tips for debugging / identifying the source of this quite serious gremlin?  What should I and my small team of debugging volunteers look out for and try?  And I'll do more work on this when I get back home late tonight, but all thoughts appreciated-

(Also, any recommendations as to which older builds are best, as an interim workaround?)
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C. Scott Ananian | 19 Jul 00:58 2015

Duolingo and literacy

I'm in a presentation by Luis von Ahn, founder of DuoLingo, and I asked him if he had any plans to expand to literacy.

He replied that they will be releasing a "reading and typing" (not writing, which he thought had poor ROI) app next year.

This makes me extremely excited.
  --scott

PS. I should have followed up re: teaching English literacy directly rather than teaching a native language first.

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James Cameron | 16 Jul 05:43 2015

Re: sdcard for /opt and /library on xo 1.5

Not really, and no.

XO-1.5 is no longer in production.

We still apply a similar qualification process to the eMMC chips
soldered into XO-1.75 and XO-4.  We take a batch (e.g. 1000), randomly
pick a sample (e.g. 20), test that sample for compatibility, change
firmware if necessary, test for endurance, and measure the change in
performance.

Our qualification process is not cost effective for end users; you
are better off sourcing six cards from different origins, and subject
them to tests, in order to use one of them in the final use.  The rest
can be sold second-hand or repurposed.

(-CC support-gang <at> , as it is a closed list)

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:20:18PM -0400, Nathan C. Riddle wrote:
> James,
> 
> Would you expand on your past comments about the SD cards in the
> X-1.5 having been specially "qualified" and such replacements not
> being readily available to end users ?
> That is, have you accumulated any info that may guide selecting
> suitable replacements from more advanced cards now now available to
> XO-1.5 end users ?
> NCR
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:31 PM, James Cameron wrote:
> 
> >On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 09:27:49AM -0400, Tim Moody wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>From: Jerry Vonau [mailto:me <at> jvonau.ca]
> >>>Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:56 AM
> >>>To: xsce-devel <at> googlegroups.com; Tim Moody
> >>>Cc: devel <at> lists.laptop.org; server-devel <at> lists.laptop.org
> >>>Subject: RE: [XSCE] sdcard for /opt and /library on xo 1.5
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>On July 14, 2015 at 10:49 PM Tim Moody <tim <at> timmoody.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>I think the bottom line is that on this xo1.5 I need to use a usb
> >>>>thumb drive instead of this micro sdcard and its holder.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>For what it's worth I've never had much luck using micro/SD
> >>>adapters in general.  If I recall correctly the 1.5's internal
> >>>micro card is held in a replaceable holder, might be just plain
> >>>easier to replace that one with the larger card and not have the
> >>>filesystem dangling out the side of the XO. ;) The XO's image file
> >>>will resize to fit the larger card but you'd have skip the custom
> >>>partitioning
> >>
> >>Very interesting idea.  James?
> >
> >Me?  It will void your warranty.  Oh, wait.  Already out of warranty.
> >;-)
> >
> >Yes, the XO-1.5 internal storage is microSD card in a cage, accessible
> >after disassembly of back panel.
> >
> >http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Disassembly
> >http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Disassembly_top
> >
> >Test the microSD card in the SD slot first; to make sure firmware can
> >operate with it.  No point if that won't work.
> >
> >http://wiki.laptop.org/images/f/f0/XO_1.5_B1_Annotated_Motherboard.png
> >
> >In that image, the cage is in locked position.  Record what you find,
> >especially the length of the card exposed to the right of the shiny
> >metal.
> >
> >Failing to lock it afterwards will cause unpredictable behaviour;
> >thermal cycles and vibration may set the card adrift in the case.
> >
> >To unlock, push the cage to the right with a force parallel to the
> >board.
> >
> >To open, lift the left edge.
> >
> >Remove and replace the card.  (Continue to use ESD precautions on
> >these microSD cards, they are vulnerable).
> >
> >Lower the left edge then push the cage to the left, with a force
> >parallel to the board, until (a) you have felt a click, and (b) you
> >see the same exposed width of the card.
> >
> >Then with the system still disassembled, try an fs-update, and then
> >try booting at least ten times.
> >
> >Yes, the filesystem should resize on first boot.  13.2.5 will quickly
> >resize to 16 GB, but beyond that it will take quite some time.  Use
> >the tick (check) key on first boot and watch the storage indicator so
> >you can tell what it is doing.
> >
> >-- 
> >James Cameron
> >http://quozl.linux.org.au/

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