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Image Creation

Postby cyberdan » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:51 pm

I manage 600 XO laptops. Is there a way to create one laptop the way it needs to be, and duplicate the same info on all of the laptops? I have tried the nand method and it is great for cleaning up sugar and setting the time. I need to add a proxy to browse, change time, setup wireless, add flash, and do the ABI full version. Please help.

Here is the site I have tried:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Customizing_NAND_images
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Re: Image Creation

Postby jeffwatson » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:17 pm

I'm in exactly the same situation. We're about to pilot a large number of XOs in the Northern Territory, Australia, and I need to be able to create a SOE for deployment.
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Re: Image Creation

Postby ncarrol » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:52 pm

Look at this example from Anna Schoolfield who has several thousand XO's at Birminghame AL. Also contains reference to Nepal's customization:

http://www.olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=2964.msg23687#msg23687

Note this is before Version 8.2 -- do not know if these must be modified now.
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Re: Image Creation

Postby jeffwatson » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:16 am

Yes, tried that but the write to the USB flash drive fails. I do see from another topic that someone wrote the image to a SD card first, and then, using another computer, copied said image to a USB flash drive.
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Re: Image Creation

Postby ncarrol » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:21 am

How does it fail ? Could it be your USB flash drive ? You have a developer key?

There have been some reports of some brands not working with the NAND save.
The format of the drive should be FAT16 LDA (VFAT) drive ID "0e" or FAT32 (ID "0b" ??). When in doubt, leave the factory format. (Check drive ID with listing : fdisk -l)

Since the procedure is so widely used, one would expect it to be something specific to your case?
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