How to Install XS-0.7 on an XO 1.5

Eventually, I will link from to this page

  1. Go to and  get the “OLPC_School_Server-0.7-xs-on-xo-1.5.img” and md5 files.  Check the download by using “md5sum <XS…img>” .
  2. Change the “.img” suffix to “.gz”, and “gunzip <filename>” in the root directory of an sd card.
  3. Then execute “cpio -id < “School server unzipped file>
  4. Reboot the XO.

The XO needs quite a bit of external hardware in order to be a fully capable XS.  In the picture at right, starting from lower left, and traveling clockwise, there is:

  • 320MByte USB hard disk
  • Internet pointed ethernet USB adapter
  • School Net directed ethernet USB adapter
  • 12V to 6V DC to DC converter to let power the USB devices efficiently from a 12V deep cycle battery
  • USB hub to connect all of the USB devices to the XO running XS software

About George Hunt

Retired electrical engineer and programmer, enthusiastic about OLPC as a vehicle for gathering together volunteerism, mine and so many others', for helping education in developing countries.
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One Response to How to Install XS-0.7 on an XO 1.5

  1. kevix says:

    why not use the SDHC slot for a nice 1 GB card?

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