I am a computer engineer helping out at a community library in Uganda at the moment. I came across an xo laptop which had the "disk is full" bug.
After painfully downloading os 820 image file, I flashed it from os 656.
I tried to connect it to my laptop's ad-hoc network with both 656 and 820, but the xo laptop refuses to connect. The network doesn't show up in Neighbourhood either. On my windows laptop, I have set the channel to channel 1. The ssid is "olpc" and there is no encryption.
I can see the network with "iwlist eth0 scanning". I am connected to the internet via gprs using a usb adapter. I don't have access to an AP I could test with.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.