Jeremy Katz has been busy. With the help of folks like Sebastian Dziallas and Jim Gettys, he has produced a Fedora derivative that will boot on the XO.
You can read his whole post, or you can cut to the chase and help test.
2. Download the latest Fedora on XO test image. Maybe we should call this “fedora-xo-alpha” or some nonsense. 🙂
3. Install it to USB using livecd-tools. (Step 2 1/2: buy a USB key if you don’t have one, heh.)
4. Boot your XO with it. Immediately kill gpk-update-icon since it’s a memory pig right now.
5. Use as you would normally use Fedora.
6. When you break things, file bugs against the XO-on-OLPC tracking bug.
And before anyone asks: Sugar is still the future. I’m on the Sugar Labs board, so I believe that as strongly as anyone — more strongly than most, in fact. But lots of people still want to be able to run a standard Linux desktop on the XO, especially the next round of G1G1 recipients who already have expectations of what a computer can do. Therefore, as we work to improve the Sugar experience, we are also working to make to XO as usable as possible — which means getting F10 working with it.
So. If you have an XO, please help.