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A review of installation methods

a work in progress

Installation to HD, USB Hardisk, and USB/SD

Real file systems

1 zyx-liveinstaller <from terminal>[1]

-creates real file structure on USB or HD (without rebooting)

-name and color selection (and ssh keys remain the same)

This can be a problem for using it for distribution

2 liveinst (Anaconda)<from Terminal> [2]

-installs to HD or USB stick

-If you make an .img file from the USB before running "firstboot" It becomes a good way to duplicate the sticks.

3 Net install CD [3]

-need a fast Internet connection

-very slow install(6+ hrs for USB)

-allows custom install of sugar-desktop only or Gnome/KDE + Sugar

-If you make an .img file from the USB before running "firstboot" It becomes a good way to duplicate the sticks.

compressed file systems on USB/SD

1 script with .iso file [4] application

   *  Download the latest version of the Fedora LiveUSB Creator from and extract it.
   * Plug a blank target USB flash drive (or SD Card) into your computer (minimum 1-gigabyte).
   * Launch LiveUSB Creator.
   * Select Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry in the drop-down menu on the upper-right side to download the liveUSB disk image. Alternatively, download Blueberry here, then hit the Browse button and select the downloaded file.
   * Adjust the Persistent Storage slider. This enables you to save the child's work in Sugar onto the device.
   * Select your flash drive as the target and click the Create Live USB button.
   * Wait for the process to finish, then close the LiveUSB Creator program.
   * Stop your flash drive using the Safely Remove Hardware dialog and eject it.

3. other Linux distributions[5]

Duplication of USB/SD .img files

1.dd copy of USB/SD <from terminal>[6] Autologon [7]

Download Questions

Upgrade XO-1 to Gnome + Sugar Software


  • look at message #3 How to install.
  • NOTE: Software is updated latest Software is:
  • put these files on a fat32 boot flag USB stick
  • add your security key to the USB
  • Be certain to disable security first