Starting the linux shell at boot-up

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Starting the linux shell at boot-up

Postby superimposedmedia » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:28 am

Is there any key combination that will allow one to boot directly into terminal? I downloaded the new OS img only to run out of space and the machine will not boot now, After holding gamepad "check" down, I get an "OSerror: [Errno 28] stating no space left on device" I've searched around and I haven't found a key combination to boot from terminal rather than the Sugar GUI. Is there a way around this? I just need a way to remove the partial file and download it to a USB device instead.

Thank you.
I'm currently configuring three xos, two for my nieces and one for myself.
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Re: Starting the linux shell at boot-up

Postby ektoric » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:44 pm

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Firmware_q2d08
OLPC Trac 5719 - Added the ability to delete files on a JFFS2 volume as a weak workaround for problems where the presence of a file prevents the OS from booting. Example use: ok rm n:\home\olpc\.olpc-configured
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Re: Starting the linux shell at boot-up

Postby superimposedmedia » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:44 pm

I didn't have a chance to get my develop.sig before the machine ran out of space. I cannot get to an ok prompt at bootup. I can on my nieces' machines because I have since loaded their developer keys. I booted with an SD card inserted, loaded with

http://dev.laptop.org/pub/firmware/q2d08/q2d08.rom
http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/offi ... fs2/fs.zip
http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/offi ... /os802.img

It updated my OS and erased everything else but at least it boots now. I was worried since I didn't load my develop.sig before this fiasco. Note to self: Always save files to USB

Now I'm running Build 802, Sugar 0.82.1, Firmware Q2E41. Thanks for your reply, ektoric!
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Re: Starting the linux shell at boot-up

Postby jeffrisco » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:59 pm

superimposedmedia wrote:I didn't have a chance to get my develop.sig before the machine ran out of space. I cannot get to an ok prompt at bootup. I can on my nieces' machines because I have since loaded their developer keys. I booted with an SD card inserted, loaded with
http://dev.laptop.org/pub/firmware/q2d08/q2d08.rom
http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/offi ... fs2/fs.zipWebsite Hosting
http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/offi ... /os802.img
It updated my OS and erased everything else but at least it boots now. I was worried since I didn't load my develop.sig before this fiasco. Note to self: Always save files to USB
Now I'm running Build 802, Sugar 0.82.1, Firmware Q2E41. Thanks for your reply, ektoric!


That really helped me as well ektoric!
Thank you 8) 8)
Cheers,
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