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24th-Nov-2008 07:18 pm

Fedora 10 on the XO

blah blah normal Fedora 10 on the XO on a USB drive. Here's how:

  1. Find a machine that can boot USB devices and that you can install Fedora with.
  2. Get a drive big enough. In my case it's a 40GB.
  3. Install Fedora 10 i386 normally, with these options:
    • Separate /boot as the first primary partition
    • Install grub to /sdX1, not the MBR
  4. Boot off the USB drive.
  5. Install the i586 kernel. Use yum shell if you need to remove the i686 kernel at the same time:
    • # yum shell
    • > remove kernel.i686
    • > install kernel.i586
    • > run
  6. Put this xorg.conf in /etc/X11.
  7. Create the /boot/security directory and put your developer key in it. (optional)
  8. Create the /boot/boot directory and put this olpc.fth in it.
  9. Open /boot/grub/grub.conf and /boot/boot/olpc.fth and do the following:
    • Replace $args at the bottom of olpc.fth with the i586 kernel arguments from grub.conf.
    • Replace vmlinuz0 and initrd0.img with the filenames of the kernel and the initrd respectively.

You may be able to skip the kernel-swapping step by passing i586 at the install boot prompt. I did not try this.

Python 2.6

Preparations are now underway to get Python 2.6 into Fedora. Watch the skies in the next few days.

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