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Linux LiveCD for OLPC XO Laptops

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Linux LiveCD for OLPC XO Laptops

Postby anony » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:52 pm

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project had released XO Laptops for the public through "Buy 2 Get 1": one laptop will be sent to the buyer and the other laptop will be sent to a child in a poor, developing country.

1. There is no standard BIOS inside XO laptops.
2. There is no standard VGA/EGA/CGA video mode.
3. Ordinary/unmodified Linux distro cannot run on XO laptops. Linux can run on XO with modified/patched kernel.
4. There is no hard disk or CD-ROM drive inside OLPC.
5. According to developers, no one have tested the booting process from external USB CD-ROM drive.
The booting process is different from ordinary Linux LiveCD.

Is there any special Linux LiveCD for OLPC XO laptops?
Is there any howto / wiki on porting ordinary Linux LiveCD to XO laptops?
Thank you
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Postby jakec » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:02 pm

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Postby !!laurahayden » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:16 pm

Sure you can have it buddy.There is no CD drive in it , you have to install the CD from external USB CD rom . I got some interesting link for you . Do check it please at Hope this help you too.
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