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The deployments' XO Operating System

Dextrose is a Sugar distribution for XO laptops jointly developed by Activity Central, Paraguay Educa, Plan Ceibal in collaboration with OLPC and the Sugar community.

Our focus is stability and usability in the classroom, but we've also merged some new features contributed by deployments and freelance contributors.

New features in Dextrose2

Dextrose 2 - World Edition

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This is a release build targeted for use by multiple deployments worldwide. We do appreciate feedback and bug reports.

Hardware OS Images Size Date
Xo-1.png XO-1, without GNOME os508dx.img

os508dx.crc

411MB Apr 1 2011
Xo-1.5.png XO-1.5, without GNOME os508dx.zd 339MB Apr 1 2011

GNOME builds are currently unsupported. If you require GNOME for evaluation purposes in your deployment, please ask on the Dextrose mailing-list. For more details on this release, see the Dextrose 2 pages: Change Log, Todo List.

Development releases | Older releases

Knowing your way around the new features

Installation

XO-1

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  • First, ensure that your laptop is unlocked.
  • Download both osXXXXX.img and osXXXXX.crc to the root directory of a USB stick or SD card.
  • Drop to the "ok" prompt by pressing Esc.svg (Esc) repeatedly during boot
  • Type the command: copy-nand u:\osNdx.img for a USB stick or copy-nand sd:\osNdx.img for a SD card followed by Key enter.jpg (enter)
  • Wait for the display to fill in with color and the "ok" prompt to return
  • Type the command reboot followed by Key enter.jpg (enter)
  • The XO will reboot, finish writing, reboot itself, and take you to the naming and color choice process
  • During the reboots, keep the charger connected to allow OFW to self-update

See also the detailed instructions.

XO-1.5

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  • First, ensure that your laptop is unlocked.
  • Download osXXXXX.zd to the root directory of a USB stick
  • Drop to the "ok" prompt by pressing Esc.svg (Esc) repeatedly during boot
  • Type the command: fs-update u:\osXXXXX.zd followed by Key enter.jpg (enter)
  • Wait for the display to fill in with color and the "ok" prompt to return
  • Type the command reboot followed by Key enter.jpg (enter)
  • The XO will reboot and take you to the naming and color choice process

See also the detailed instructions.

XO-1.75

The XO-1.75 is not supported at this time. Please contact us if you are planning to deploy Dextrose on XO-1.75.

Other netbooks

Please contact us if you need support for running Dextrose on non-XO hardware.


Using Dextrose in your deployment

We're happy to help other deployments produce their own OS images independently of us, thus exploiting the Freedom #1 provided by Free Software.

Subpages

Dextrose/0Dextrose/1Dextrose/1.5/jhbuild
Dextrose/1/RoadmapDextrose/1/TodoDextrose/2
Dextrose/2/ChangelogDextrose/2/Merge PlanDextrose/2/Patches
Dextrose/2/RoadmapDextrose/2/TestingDextrose/2/Todo
Dextrose/3Dextrose/3/AC Priority Patches
Dextrose/3/Feature FreezeDextrose/3/Patches State
Dextrose/3/RoadmapDextrose/3/Sugar Version
Dextrose/3/TodoDextrose/3/Todo/EduJAMDextrose/3/activites
Dextrose/3/bugfixesDextrose/3/bugfixes in Dextrose 3Dextrose/BugBashing
Dextrose/BuildingDextrose/Builds
Dextrose/ContactsDextrose/FAQ
Dextrose/Getting InvolvedDextrose/MeetingsDextrose/Resources
Dextrose/Resources/Journal-backupDextrose/Resources/Journal-restoreDextrose/Roadmap
Dextrose/ServerDextrose/Server/AddonsDextrose/Server/Building
Dextrose/Server/DebianBuildingDextrose/TODODextrose/Updater