Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1819 closed defect (wontfix)

Non-compressed SoaS USB fails to boot using helper CD

Reported by: David Kergyl Owned by: mchua sdz
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: 0.86.x
Severity: Major Keywords: Boot helper CD non-compressed non-live SoaS USB
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


I created a non-compressed Blueberry 4GB USB SoaS that boots successfully in a Dell Latitude D630 laptop configured to boot from the USB. The same SoaS will not boot, however, using the boot helper CD on an old IBM ThinkPad laptop. The two write-thru drive caches are assumed, but the IBM never gets to the "SoaS 1" loading-bars screen.

The IBM laptop will successfully boot to Sugar, however, using the same helper CD and a LiveUSB SoaS.

Does the helper CD only work with a LiveUSB SoaS? If so, perhaps it would be worthwhile to create a helper CD for non-compressed USB SoaS's.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by David Kergyl

I think the reason the boot helper CD isn't working with the non-compressed SoaS is that the volume isn't set to FEDORA in the wiki instructions for using ZyX-LiveInstaller. Could someone please provide the Terminal commands necessary to rename the volume (and also update the ZyX-LiveInstaller instructions at Thanks in advance.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Distribution/OS changed from SoaS to Unspecified

Bulk change distribution=SoaS -> component=SoaS

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by pbrobinson

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This release of Sugar on a Stick is end of life. Please test against the latest version of SoaS available at

If the problem still exists please open a new bug report detailing the issues in the new release or post to the mailing list.

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comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone Blueberry deleted

Milestone Blueberry deleted

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