A review of installation methods
- (This is a work in progress. Please review and contribute.)
There are many alternative methods to install Sugar. The options can be very confusing because of the technical details and features that may be unfamiliar.
This page begins to itemize some of the many options that are available for those interested in learning more about the possibilities.
Note: When dealing with flash memory storage devices, such as 'USB sticks' and 'SD cards', one should be advised that changing the device format may affect its service lifetime. Fortunately, the manufacturer's default format is suitable for many of the common options.
Matt Wronkiewicz wrote:
If anyone else is interested, I put together a boot helper for Mirabelle. Burned to a CD, it enabled booting a USB stick on my MacBook Pro. The stick was partitioned with the plain old MBR format and labeled "FEDORA". I also got both VMware Fusion and VirtualBox to boot the USB stick using this boot helper ISO. The soas-2-boot ISO sort of works with Mirabelle sticks, but they have different kernel versions so modules don't load, thus no networking. That is fixed in this build.
Installation to HD, USB hard drive, and USB/SD flash drives
The LiveOS image technology uses compression to install operating systems on smaller discs such as CD-ROMs and small USB/SD flash storage devices.
The extra compression layer may be avoided by installing to an uncompressed file system by one of the methods itemized in the first section below:
Uncompressed file systems
- livecd-iso-to-disk script using the --skipcompress option
livecd-iso-to-disk --skipcompress --overlay-size-mm <NN> --home-size-mb <NN> --delete-home --unencrypted-home /path/to/isofile/or/mounted/image /dev/sd?1
- See Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux.
Compressed file systems on USB/SD devices
- script with .iso file - See Talk:SoaS_Blueberry_Instructions.
- live-usbcreator application
- Download the latest version of the Fedora LiveUSB Creator from http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator 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.
- other Linux distributions Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux