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A review of installation methods

This is a work in progress. Please review and contribute.

Installation to HD, USB hard drive, and USB/SD flash drives

Uncompressed file systems

  1. zyx-liveinstaller <from Ferminal>Sugar_on_a_Stick/ZyX-LiveInstaller
    • 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> Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux/Non-compressed_Fedora#Use_liveinst_command_in_terminal
    • 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 Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux/Non-compressed_Fedora#Make_your_OWN_Custom_SUGAR-DESKTOP_USB_Boot_Stick
    • need a fast Internet connection
    • very slow install(6+ hours 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 Talk:SoaS_Blueberry_Instructions#With_the_soas-2-blueberry.iso.2C_leave_out_the_options_for_a_separate_persistent_home:
  2. live-usbcreator 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 Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux

Duplication of USB/SD .img files

  1. dd copy of USB/SD <from terminal>Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux/Non-compressed_Fedora#Duplication_of_USB_Sticks Autologon Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux/Non-compressed_Fedora#AUTO_Login_to_SUGAR

Upgrade to Sugar 0.84 with Fedora 11 and Gnome

Look at Instructions Here:

  • message #3 How to install.
  • NOTE: Software has been updated since that posting. The latest Software is available here:

  • put these files on a fat32 boot flag USB stick
  • add your security key to the USB
  • Be certain to disable security first
  • follow instructions in message #3

THIS WILL OVERWRITE YOUR NAND in the XO-1 with the new OS.

  • Use XO-1 AC Charger to guarantee this will complete

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