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==Soas05 Beta==
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[[Category:Live USB]]
*(Fedora 12 beta (rawhide)) See [[Talk:Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux#SoaS_Fedora_matrix|Soas Fedora image matrix]].
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===Download===
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==SoaS nightly builds==
(This points to soas03.iso or earlier)
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[https://www.happyassassin.net/nightlies.html Fedora nightly-composes page] - Look for the '''SoaS live''' section well down in the table.
* Help save our bandwidth. Please download via BitTorrent, if possible.
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* See [[Fedora 30]], [[Testing/Reports/Sugar on a Stick]] for testing results.
  
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==Install, test, report==
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* See [[Sugar on a Stick/Installation]]
| '''Tracker''' || '''Link'''
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**Note that with larger images one may need to adjust the overlay or home folder size in order to fit the installation onto a 1-GB USB device (for example, with soas-x86_64-20101004.16.iso (503 MB), {{Code|--home-size-mb 190}} was needed), otherwise, the filesystem will get corrupted during the creation of the home folder as the disc space is exhausted.
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| LegalTorrents.com || http://www.legaltorrents.com/torrents/847-sugar-on-a-stick-v2-beta-nov-11-2009-release
 
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Alternatively, you can download via http:
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* [[0.112/Testing|Sugar 0.112 Testing]]
* ''Sugar on a Stick v2'' snapshots are available for download at [http://download2.sugarlabs.org/soas/snapshots/2/?C=M;O=D http://download2.sugarlabs.org/soas/snapshots/2/], latest test version, [http://download2.sugarlabs.org/soas/snapshots/2/soas05.iso soas05.iso] (updated 11 Nov 2009).
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* [[Sugar on a Stick QA]]
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* [[Sugar on a Stick/Bugs]]
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* [[BugSquad/Bug Report]]
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===SoaS Installation on USB/SD===
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Let's simplify the base instructions and leave this sort of information on a troubleshooting page.
* Use ONLY this script file to create a bootable image, http://bit.ly/livecd-iso-to-disk.
 
:(Don't forget to <code>chmod +x tools_livecd-iso-to-disk.sh</code> after you download the script.)
 
* The .iso file may be burnt to a CD-ROM and booted on your PC (or mounted in a virtual machine to boot it):
 
  
'''Note:'''
 
* See this [http://www.mail-archive.com/soas@lists.sugarlabs.org/msg00335.html announcement] for more information.
 
* To install the .iso disc image, execute the shell script as the root user in <u>one</u> command with arguments as follows:
 
<div style="border:1px dashed #2f6fab; padding:8px; margin:8px; background-color:#f9f9f9"><code>sudo ./tools_livecd-iso-to-disk.sh --overlay-size-mb 400 --delete-home --extra-kernel-args selinux=0 ./soas05.iso /dev/sd*1</code></div>
 
:* (*) ''be sure of your USB/SD '''s'''torage '''d'''evice name (such as sda, sdb, etc.) and partition (such as 1, 2, etc.), yielding, for example,'' <code>/dev/sdb1</code>. ''Use the mount command or the partition manager to confirm it before executing the script.''
 
 
:* <code>--format --reset-mbr</code> are optional arguments for the shell script, but may be excluded to preserve the existing disc format and data.  See [[olpc:How to Damage a FLASH Storage Device]] for a discussion of why you might want to try to keep your factory format on a flash storage device.  
 
:* <code>--format --reset-mbr</code> are optional arguments for the shell script, but may be excluded to preserve the existing disc format and data.  See [[olpc:How to Damage a FLASH Storage Device]] for a discussion of why you might want to try to keep your factory format on a flash storage device.  
:* If you do use the format and reset master boot record arguments, you'll want to specify the target device name and not a partition, that is <code>/dev/sd*</code> with no partition number, instead of <code>/dev/sd*1</code> as in the example above used to specify an existing partition. ''As noted above, confirm your target disc device name&mdash;in this case, it is VERY DANGEROUS to your other discs if this is entered wrong, as the whole disc will be reformatted and a new master boot record written causing all previously written data on that disc to be lost.''
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:*: [[Talk:Downloads]] and [[LiveOS image]] have more information on this and other installation options.
 
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:* If you do use the format and reset master boot record arguments, you'll want to specify the target device name and not a partition, that is {{Code|/dev/sd'''?'''}} with no partition number, instead of {{Code|/dev/sd'''?'''1}} as in the example above used to specify an existing partition. ''As noted above, confirm your target disc device name&mdash;in this case, it is VERY DANGEROUS to your other discs if this is entered wrong, as the whole disc will be reformatted and a new master boot record written causing all previously written data on that disc to be lost.''  -->
====Alternate 'hybrid-mode' method using dd (not working at present)====
 
An alternate method of creating a LiveUSB stick form of the .iso (a 'hybrid' image) to make a bootable USB/SD (NOT RECOMMENDED)
 
 
 
*If you use dd command to write a USB or SD image, there will be no persistence. The SCRIPT method detailed above should be used.
 
 
 
In Root Terminal:
 
 
 
  dd if=soas04.iso of=/dev/sd(?) bs=4M
 
 
 
* Be sure your USB/SD is /dev/sd? check with partition manager to be sure.
 
CAUTION: ** You can destroy you Hard Disk if you enter it wrong! **
 
 
 
====ZyX-LiveInstaller====
 
* ZyX-LiveInstaller allows you to install SoaS when it is already running '''from''' either a LiveUSB device or LiveCD media '''to''' a system or external disk.  This results in what is considered a traditional operating system installation on disk (or USB-Stick/SD-Card).  This is unlike the above methods which create a Live Media (USB/SD) from the .iso file.
 
* It is known to work best with the most recent snapshot build - soas04.iso.[http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/snapshots/2/]
 
 
 
* To use
 
:* start the terminal activity, type in lowercase 'zyx-liveinstaller', then press enter.
 
:* start the partitioner 'gparted' if necessary
 
::* you will need at least a single partition for the root filesystem, that is greater than 2GB.  Some disks labeled and sold as 2GB may not be quite large enough.
 
::* optionally, you may use a seperate partition for the /boot filesystem
 
::* optionally, you may select a seperate partition for swap space.  1-2GB is recommended and will allow the use of hibernation (suspend-to-disk)
 
::* note: formatting in the partitioner is not required.
 
::* exit the partitioner by hitting the X in the top corner of window.
 
:* read and follow the simple wizard, choosing destination volumes/partitions for boot, root, and swap.  boot may be the same as root, and swap is optional.
 
* This is a *destructive* install, meaning that the contents of the disks or partitions you choose will be overwritten entirely.
 
* During installation, you are free to use other activities.
 
* After installation completes, you may remove the LiveUSB or LiveCD, and continue using the newly installed system - ''without rebooting''!!!.  This means that anything done with the system before, during, or after installation persists into the installed system.
 
* An example with details of install in a virtual machine[http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/VMware#Soas04.iso_Install_using_zyx-liveinstaller]
 

Latest revision as of 12:34, 31 January 2019


SoaS nightly builds

Fedora nightly-composes page - Look for the SoaS live section well down in the table.

Install, test, report

  • See Sugar on a Stick/Installation
    • Note that with larger images one may need to adjust the overlay or home folder size in order to fit the installation onto a 1-GB USB device (for example, with soas-x86_64-20101004.16.iso (503 MB), --home-size-mb 190 was needed), otherwise, the filesystem will get corrupted during the creation of the home folder as the disc space is exhausted.