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The Sugar Creation Kit is a community project to provide all the necessary resources to deploy a customized Sugar instance all in one place.

Use the Contents List on the right as an Index

The Tutorials section contains graphical introductions to sugar's features.


Burn to your own custom DVD

CD.pngDownload the elements you need and burn to your own DVD

How to make your own custom Sugar Creation Kit.iso file.

IRC Chat

Used to communicate with sugar-developers and others

Chat login with list of Channels and languages

Click this^ link to enter chat
Pida ayuda a través de este canal #sugar-es Por favor, sea cortés y hacer sus preguntas.
Los voluntarios no pueden estar en línea todo el tiempo.
Sea paciente y permanecer conectado durante varios minutos para ver su respuest 
(utilizar la función de meeting para la traducción de estos artículos)
  • Ask for help on these IRC channels by clicking on either of the above links (English or Spanish)
Please be courteous and ask your questions.
Volunteers may not be on line all of the time. Be patient and stay connected for several minutes to see their answer.
Read the Floss Manuals first!
Most answers can be found in them

Communication channels

Click this ^ link to access a page with all the means to communicate with Sugar Labs contributors and learners. It includes mailing lists, chat rooms, blogs, forums, Jabber networks, video, mail and telephone contacts.
the translation server for Sugarlabs
  • Google Translate
Translate text files english<==>spanish
  • Google Translate-Documents

apertium translate

gnu/gnun translate

GNUnited Nations (GNUN) is a build system for translations.
It generates a PO template (.pot) for an original HTML article,
and merges the changes into all translations, which are maintained as PO (.po) files.
Finally, it regenerates the translations in HTML format.
  • World Time Converter
  • What is my IP
Find your IP address

Activities Activities

Click link ^ for more details

  • CD.png DVD of Sugar Activities Library
  • 3.2 GB DVD (21 January 2012)
  • Contains over 500 Activity.xo files
  • Use as an off-line "sneaker net"- Download one time and have an off-line library of Sugar Activities on hand.
  • Burn the .iso file to a DVD.
To View tests and compatibility of some of the included Activities (works off-line) on the included Activity_Matrix web page;
Open the Activity_Matrix.html file in the Activity_List Folder on the DVD with Firefox, or in Sugar Browse 129 or Surf 115.
Copy contents of DVD to a USB-stick and open the USB-stick Activity_Matrix.html file in Sugar Browse 129 or Surf 115. - (Browse 130 does not open it in f17)
Hint: Use search window (_______) on the top bar of USB-stick display that appears when you click on the USB-stick icon in the left bottom corner of the sugar screen.
look for Activity_Matrix.html use open with on the drop down box that appears when you hover over the Activity_Matrix.html file.
  • Suggestion: copy only the activity.xo files that you want to use from the DVD to a (fat 16/32) USB-stick; Insert it and use it to drag-drop install a custom suite of activities to Sugar.
Activities.xo files can be installed by drag-dropping them into the Sugar Journal from a mounted DVD or a USB to which they have been copied.
You can also install and open the activities by clicking on them.
Chapters on supporting both old and new toolbars in the same Activity plus using Pootle in MYOSA
  • Creating a Collection (.xol)
  • Activity Testing
  • NOTE Needs updating 10/24/2013
Alphabetical listing of activities.
NOTE This page has been split into 2 sections ^ Please refer to these links
Tested in Various XO-1; XO-1.5; SoaS and other Linux operating systems, in an editable tabular wiki page. show offered sharing Mesh key f1 small.png
  • Display activity version History:
Look up activity number with 'Most Recent Activity Test Results linked above
Old Page:Activity Matrix ARCHIVE: No longer updated --Satellit 11:35, 17 February 2012 (EST)
Tested with a XO-1 - (os883 sugar 0.94.1) - Authored by Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn
Tests on activities in repo: i686 and x86-64
  • Activity Development in Fedora 17
Tutorial: Activity_Team/Activity Development Fedora 17
Further reading
  • HTML5 activities
NEW 04/30/2013
Because HTML5 activities generate lot of threads I must confess that I’m lost :-(
And if I’m lost, I think that it worse for students interested by this subject for the GSoC :-)
So I’ve tried to sum up everything I know about this subject on a dedicated page of the Wiki: :
Do not hesitate to Complete/update if I missed something, Move it if I’ve put it in a wrong place.
Best regards from France. Lionel.

Manuals; Instruction; Online Courses

Sugarlabs mainpage 07.pngFloss Manuals

(Important Manuals on how to use Sugar Applications and Features)

(Local ARCHIVE of the.pdf files shown below:)
  • Source Links:
Introduction to Sugar Recommended
Introduction to Sugar
MakeYourOwnSugarActivities Internet Archive Publishing Quality
In PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text. DjVu formats
MakeYourOwnSugarActivities-es with corrected index
Introduction to the command line
What is Sugar
Linux Command Line
The Terminal
Turtle Art
Text to Speech:
e-book resources:
Another Nice wiki page introducing Sugar

The Undiscoverable Features of Sugar

Features and tips not easily discovered about using Sugar
  • Oer-rmx.svg Open Education Resources
  • Open Education Resources (OERs) are digital replacements for textbooks available under some form of Free license, such as Creative Commons

Replacing Textbooks - Booki

Replace textbooks
  • Booki
booki user guide
Booki importing-a-book

Internet in a Box

"We are building the Internet-in-a-Box - A small, inexpensive device which provides essential Internet resources without any Internet connection.
It provides a local copy of a terabyte of the world's Free information."
"Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books. "
One other resource to look into is the CK-12 Foundation's site ( with open source "Flex books" 
that can be customized by teachers to suit the needs of their classes and curriculum. 
It is all free and open source, and the list of subjects is growing all the time.
 So far, it is mostly high school and middle school, but they are gradually moving down through the grades. 
  • From:[support-gang] support-gang Digest, Vol 61, Issue 29
  • Educreations
  • Requires adobe flash. lesson is stored in cloud
"Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting
 to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online.
 Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads...."

Khan Academy videos in OGV format

transcoding script

  • Hi Lionel,

"I'm working on the same thing right now, for an Unleash Kids project in Haiti Have you converted to OGG format and embedded them for use with OLPC XOs? I've got a transcoding script running at home but it will take a few days."

-- Nick

  • On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Lionel Laské <> wrote:
   Hi all,
   The question about how to get videos from Khan Academy in any language was asked several times on this list.
   We planned this year to deploy offline Khan Academy videos in French to our Nosy Komba deployment. So I've worked with Bibliotheque Sans Frontiere to get French videos.
   They suggested me to use KA Lite [1], a software dedicated to install a offline Khan Academy server.
   BTW it's slightly intrusive and need some installation. So I've write a script to explore and extract only videos URL. You could find it here [2].
   The result of the script could be seen here [3] as a tree or here [4] as a single list.
   Hope it could help.
   Best regards from France. Lionel.

Kahn Math Videos in OGV format

more than 500 of Mark's short math videos, all in OGG (.ogv) for near universal playability, in these 21 categories:

  Absolute value
  Addition and subtraction
  Algebra I
  Algebra II
  Complex numbers
  Core Geometry
  Factors and multiples
  Linear Algebra
  Multiplication and division
  Negative numbers
  Number properties
  Ratios & proportions
  Solving linear equations
  Worked Examples 1 (Geometry)
Java script needed
Code samples:
  • OGV files work in fedora 18 --Satellit 10:29, 17 January 2013 (EST)
  • Works in XO-4 touch; XO-1,75; and XO-1.5 with 13.2.0 software (Jukebox). Audio and Video work well running from a USB stick 02/10/2014
  • Re: [IAEP] Khan academy content 04/05/2011
You can download around 1000 of the Khan Academy videos in OGV format
(playable on XO laptops) from   Here's an English/Spanish
index of relevant categories
If you're skeptical or haven't seen his videos, his talk sparked a great
discussion about math education on Hacker News: 

For more recent videos, including YouTube, there's this media guide:

Nick Doiron
requires java

KA lite

  • KA Lite is an offline version of Khan Academy that runs on almost anything.
  • KALite is open source and available on Github


If you install kalite, you can use it to download Khan Academy videos.


'Epub.js is a JavaScript library for rendering ePub documents in the browser, across many devices.'

Spoken Tutorials

TED talks conversion

  • Here's how I did the transcoding for TED Talks.
"So, I'm walking around with a 16GB USB stick with all the TED talks. They play well on the XO-1. Pretty sweet!"
Sameer Verma

epubreader addon in firefox


I'm working on a simple activity named KAView that will provide a minimal video explorer/viewer in Sugar Web
Lionel Laske'


Details of screencasting in fedora

Gnome3 has already a screen recording functionality

Note: in Gnome3 you may need to do:

yum install recordmydesktop

As it may not be included in live Desktop to reduce it's size to 1 GB

F21 (rawhide) Desktop has been replaced with F21 (rawhide) Workstation-live
Note updated - 05/20/2014
Pressing Alt+Ctrl+Shift+R recording will start.
There should be a red icon on the right-bottom corner of your screen.
Pressing it again will stop the recording. The video is saved on your Videos directory on webm format.
Tested in f18;f19;f20;f21(rawhide) Gnome (3.8.0);f20 Gnome (3.10.2);f21(rawhide)3.11.90
03/13/2014 stores file in Videos subdirectory as Screencast from (date-time).webm
Click on file to play f21(rawhide)Gnome 3.11.90

NOTE Fails to stop in gnome3.10.2 in f20'

saves file in .ogv format
  • In f18:Package gtk-recordmydesktop-0.3.8-7.fc18.noarch
  • Change directories to one where you want to store the.ogv file
  • In terminal :$ recordmydesktop


  • Stop Recording ctrl-C:

^C Cached 7 MB, from 2373 MB that were received. Average cache compression ratio: 99.7 % Saved 434 frames in a total of 432 requests Shutting down..... STATE:ENCODING Encoding started! This may take several minutes. Pressing Ctrl-C will cancel the procedure (resuming will not be possible, but any portion of the video, which is already encoded won't be deleted). Please wait... Output file: out.ogv

  • Stop encoding-optional
used for this test.

[9%] ^C Encoding finished! Wait a moment please... Done. Written 368721 bytes (341334 of which were video data and 27387 audio data) Cleanning up cache... Done!!! Goodbye!

"Oppia is a versatile tool that enables non-technical users to create interactive online educational activities (called 'explorations') that give immediate and personalized feedback to learners. These explorations are incrementally improvable by the community, and embeddable in any webpage. "


"A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container."

see above for recording in gnome3
  • Software in fedora
search for oggconvert
Converts Video to ogg format
  • add Programs-Ubuntu
search for oggconvert

Convert to ogg with firefogg

  • An add on to Firefox
Tested in gnome 3.10.2 f20 - 12/26/2013
Converted file created from ctrl+alt+shift+r in gnome3
  • Load into Firefox in your laptop
Makes ogg files visible in Sugar
  • Select webm file created in gnome screencasting
convert it to .ogg
  • Copy .ogg file to a USB and insert into Soas-v8 or XO-1.5

open with browse
  • A simple screencasting application
uses a non-free dependency: lame

Other conversion programs

  • istanbul; Video timestamp; Adding audio; Byzanz; recordmydesktop; and other topics and References
yumex:  gtk-recordmydesktop
(references from Sameer Verma,)

"Trimage is a cross-platform GUI and command-line interface to optimize image files via optipng, pngcrush, advpng and jpegoptim, depending on the filetype (currently, PNG and JPG files are supported)."

09/21/2013 flash on a XO
If you are using Flash you need to also install nspluginwrapper, and use it to "wrap" the plugin so WebKit can see it.
Use "yum -y install nspluginwrapper" to install the package.
The OLPC OS build scripts for custom builds use the following command (run as root or via sudo) to finish the wrapping process.  I have not verified it yet on a XO-1.5:
/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npconfig -n -p nswrapper_32_32 -d /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

html5 Trial in youtube

"This is an opt-in trial of HTML5 video on YouTube."
"We support browsers that support both the video tag in HTML5 and either the h.264 video codec or the WebM format (with VP8 codec)"

Convert MediaWiki to HTML

  • Firefox:"Save page as-Web page-complete"
If these are saved to a USB they can be opened with a XO-1 running os883 switched to gnome desktop,
or any off-line computer running firefox browser.
  • This may be the simplest way to generate a HTML file for adding to the new sugar webpage (not tested)
  • Jekyll
  • "Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory containing raw text files in various formats, runs it through Markdown (or Textile) and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, ready-to-publish static website suitable for serving with your favorite web server."


  • "publican is a single source publishing tool based on DocBook XML. "

Online Free Courses

"GnomeUniversity is an effort to get more community members comfortable with the C language and the GNOME platform...."

Open Street Maps

"OpenStreetMap is a free worldwide map, created by people like you."
Scans of Historic Maps and other items

References logo-collections-100x125.png

logo copied from: ASLO
  • Look here for expanded details on how to use Sugar
  • Manuals
  • On-Line Courses
  • Hardware
  • And other Topics

Undiscoverable Features of Sugar

  • look here for answers to your questions


Introduction to the Sugar Interface
Connecting to the Internet
Chatting with the Chat Activity
Chatting with the IRC Activity
Copy with drag & drop
Send a file to a friend
Backup & restore Journal
Capturas de pantalla
Introducción a la interfaz de Azúcar
Conexión a Internet
Charlando con la Actividad Chat
Charlando con la Actividad IRC
Copia con un simple arrastrar y soltar
Install SoaS in VirtualBox
Install SoaS in VMware Player
Import a VirtualBox Appliance
Importar un aparato de VirtualBox
Install with liveinst
Instalar con liveinst
Install & use liveusb-creator
Netinstall Fedora with Sugar Desktop
Burn a CD.iso on a Mac

Annotated screenshot guides to Sugar

Click on the following links to go to wiki pages with annotated screenshots covering these topics.

Introduction to the Sugar Interface

Connecting to the Internet

Chatting with the Chat Activity

  • Communicate with others on Sugar.
  • A good example of collaboration on a shared Activity.

Chatting with the IRC Activity

  • Communicate with developers and others with IRC.

Copy with drag & drop

Send file to friend

  • Note: Requires a special version of Sugar.
  • A nice way to sent a file to a friend.

Backup & restore Journal

  • Backup & restore to an attached hard drive or USB device.
  • Also works to save & retrieve individual files from the Sugar Journal that have been copied to a USB device.

Captura de pantalla comentadas en español

Haga clic en los siguientes enlaces para ir a las páginas wiki con capturas de pantalla comentadas que cubren estos temas.

Introducción a la interfaz de Azúcar

Introducción a la interfaz de Azúcar

Conexión a Internet

Charlando con la Actividad Chat

  • Comunicarse con los demás de Azúcar.
  • Un buen ejemplo de la colaboración en una actividad compartida.

Charlando con la Actividad IRC

  • Comunicarse con los desarrolladores y otras personas con IRC.

Copia con un simple arrastrar y soltar

  • Fotos de exportación
  • Importación / install <activity> archivo. XO


VirtualBox.png Install SoaS in VirtualBox

Old Anaconda up to Fedora 17

Installing and using liveusb-creator in Sugar

Make a bootable, persistent, Live USB device from a Fedora .iso file in SoaS.

* Windows: Create a SoaS v7 Live USB

Liveusb-creator in Microsoft Windows

Install SoaS in VMware Player

Old Anaconda up to Fedora 17

* Windows: Run SoaS with VMware Player

Install VMware Player in Microsoft Windows and run SoaS.

Fedora.jpg Fedora®
Fedora and the Infinity design logo are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc.

Install SoaS in VirtualBox using Fedora 18 Beta Anaconda

Install_using Anaconda f18 RC1 DVDx86_64

newUI Anaconda
New version of the installer for Fedora 18

VirtualBox.png Testing Dextrose in VirtualBox

VirtualBox simulation of XO-1 software


  • Build a Live CD/DVD .iso file with a customized kickstart file and livecd-tools in Fedora

VirtualBox.png How to Import a VirtualBox Appliance

  • with links to Virtual Appliances to download.

VirtualBox.png Cómo importar un aparato de VirtualBox

Install from a booted Live CD/USB with liveinst

  • The Fedora-16-Live-SoaS.iso file is a 443 MB download.
  • Installs to a 4 GB USB stick or VirtualBox 4 GB hard drive. (The procedure is adaptable for installation to a regular hard drive.)

Instalar desde una calzada Live CD/USB con liveinst

  • El archivo Fedora-16-en vivo-SoaS.iso es una descarga de 443 MB.
Anotado de fotografías en pantalla de una instalación
  • Se instala a 4 GB de memoria USB o VirtualBox 4 GB de disco duro. (El procedimiento es adaptable para la instalación de un disco duro normal.)

How to make a SoaS.img file for repeated installs

Netinstall of Fedora with the Sugar Desktop Environment

  • Note: Requires a high speed Internet connection!
  • Install to a hard disk or USB device.

Install sugar-desktop in Fedora with anaconda-19.6

  • Install of sugar 0.98.2 in VirtualBox
Testing of Anaconda anaconda-19.6-boot.iso

Apple.gif Burning a CD from an .iso file on a Mac


Gnulinux.png Community Distributions A Complete Listing

  • Not all of these offer Sugar.

Linux distributions where Sugar is available

  • These can install Sugar.

Fedora is the primary distribution for Sugar and Sugar on a Stick

See these links to pages on the Sugar Labs wiki for GNU/Linux distributions where Sugar has been installed.
Please note:
  • Development changes occur rapidly, and the documentation here lags the current state of systems development.
  • For the latest information on any development project, visit their work sites.
  • The 'Notes' column should indicate if the image is for pre-release testing.
Logo Name Latest
OLPCXO.png OLPC 0.107.0 (In testing) Prepared for XO laptops
Error creating thumbnail: File missing
Sugar on a Stick 0.106.0 Live CD/USB of the Sugar Learning Environment
Fedora-small.jpg Fedora 0.106.0 Primary distribution for Sugar (Fedora 23)
Ubuntu-small.jpg Ubuntu 0.106.0 Ubuntu 14.04.2
(Sugar 0.107.0 in testing)
Debian-small.jpg Debian 0.104.1 Debian Stretch
Trisquel icon.png Trisquel Toast 0.102.0 Based on Ubuntu
Suse-small.jpg openSUSE 0.98.8 Part of the Linux for Education (Li-f-e) series
Mageia-2011.png Mageia 0.95.1 Forked from Mandriva
Question.png Harmonic Distribution 0.94.1 See also Sweets Distribution and Sugar Network
Elementary.png ElementaryOs 0.94.1 Based on Ubuntu 10.10 & Sweets Distribution
Tuquito-label.png Tuquito 0.94.1 Based on Ubuntu 10.10 & Sweets Distribution
Fusion.png Fusion Linux 0.94.1 Remix of Fedora 16 with GNOME 3.2.1
LMD-small.png Linux Mint 0.94.1 mint 13 & mint 14 Using Sweets Distribution
Dextrose-mascotte-120x96.png Dextrose 0.92.4 Prepared for XO laptops
LMD-small.png Linux Mint Debian Edition 0.88.1
Mandriva-small.png Mandriva 0.88.0

Soas-quandong.svg Sugar on a Stick - Project Page

Also located on left side of all Wiki pages under Projects

Sugar on a Stick Virtual Appliances

  • Importable prebuilt Virtual Box appliances

Sugar on a Stick/previous versions

Click link ^ for a listing, details, and download links for previous versions of SoaS.

SoaS Demo

slides (.pdf) from my presentation at SCaLE10X-(Caryl Bigenho)

Recycle your old USBs

"RecycleUSB has teamed with Sugar Labs, an award winning learning platform, to recycle USB drives into a standalone computer system which can run from any computer."

Build a Persistent USB stick with livecd-iso-to-disk

  • In Linux terminal
  • 2 GB USB-stick or larger

Graphic installers

Full discussion of USB writing methods

Liveusb Creator

Read this first:

Instructions on how make a booting Live USB device
  • Windows, GNU/Linux, and Intel Mac's
  • Fedora liveusb-creator - IMPORTANT
USE "liveusb-creator --reset-mbr from terminal
Or USB will not boot
Error creating thumbnail: File missing
  • Latest version has 2nd option: "Overwrite your device with the image using dd"
  • Command line Use:
  1. liveusb-creator --help

Usage: liveusb-creator [options]


 --version             show program's version number and exit
 -h, --help            show this help message and exit
 -c, --console         Use console mode instead of the GUI
 -f DRIVE, --force=DRIVE
                       Force the use of a given drive
 -s, --safe            Use the "safe, slow and stupid" bootloader
 -n, --noverify        Skip checksum verification
 -v, --verbose         Output extra debugging messages
 -k ARGS, --extra-kernel-args=ARGS
                       Supply extra kernel arguments (eg: -k
 -x, --no-xo           Disable OLPC support
 -m, --reset-mbr       Reset the Master Boot Record
 -C, --device-checksum
                       Calculate the SHA1 of the device
 -L, --liveos-checksum
                       Calculate the SHA1 of the device
 -H HASH, --hash=HASH  Use a specific checksum algorithm (default: sha1)
 -d, --dd              Overwrite your device with the image using dd
                       (WARNING: destructive)

Installing and using liveusb-creator in sugar

An easy method for Fedora and Windows, however this method does not generate a separate home.img filesystem to conserve the exhaustible OS overlay (see LiveOS image), nor does it copy the livecd-iso-to-disk installation script to the new device to permit generation of a new Live USB device from the first.
Note if graphical liveusb-creator program will not make a bootable USB stick from an .iso file:
(This can happen if the stick is formatted to fat16 on another PC with a different Operating System.)
Use terminal command :
liveusb-creator --reset-mbr
USB stick must be formatted: fat16/32; Labeled=LIVE; boot flag set.
(The LIVE label is only required when the device is to be used for a subsequent uncompressed installation to a hard disk.)

Additional Info


Does not make persistent USB sticks

LiLi USB Creator

In windows 8.1 (Yoga Pro 2 live USB no persistence.) Did not attempt install.
f23 live cinnamon x86_64 Beta-TC1
  • For Windows 7, Vista, XP
Can make a persistent USB from
Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE, Mint, Slax, CentOS, ArchLinux, Gentoo, PCLinuxOS, Sabayon, BackTrack, Puppy Linux ...


How to install Ubuntu from a USB-Stick

Important information on how to make a USB Stick to install recent versions of Ubuntu.

Make an Ubuntu Mac-Boot-stick on the Mac

"We would encourage Mac users to download Ubuntu Desktop Edition by burning a CD for the time being.
But if you would prefer to use a USB, please follow the instructions..." in the above link.

Expert install methods


Also See Linux install script for live-iso-to disk
Technical Details

dd writing a USB with gnome-disks


Use "dd" command

to make an install USB from a liveCD .iso file
Use (live).iso and terminal to make bootable USB
Use to install to HD or USB without needing a DVD/CD ROM
USB Duplicators
Commercial Duplicators

The 5-Minute Essential Shell Tutorial

SD Cards Info

HD Rescue Disks

Rescue data from damaged HD's
May be needed if you make a mistake with installer or grub

fedora 18 on a macbook pro

Building a bootable Mac EFI USB

Installing Fedora-17.TC5-x86_64-Live-Desktop

with a Mac using a --efi livecd-iso-to-disk loaded USB device
  • NOTE EFI DVD does not install a working HD. Boot stops at "Started Graphical Manager"
  • In Fedora 17 TC5 Desktop TC5x86_64 HD install:

-root terminal:

yum install livecd-tools
livecd-iso-to-disk --format --efi --reset-mbr Fedora-17.TC5-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso /dev/sdb
  • MacBookPro i7 boot USB on MAC

-Hold "Option Key" down on power on until Blue Fedora EFI boot appears to right of Mac Disk -select it

"Try without installing"
Activities/Applications/ Disks (disk utility}:
  be sure all partitions on target disk are unmounted.
  |>  "triangle" indicates a mounted partition, select it and click on [] "square" for each one
  exit disks
Activities/Install to HD -on left panel of gnome
 use whole disk non LVM
  • Boot Target 16 GB HD (Or external USB HD) on MAC

-Hold "Option Key" down on power on until Blue Fedora EFI boot appears to right of Mac Disk -select it

Logs in to USER via gdm
  • Testing:
  • disks (Disk Utility):
500 GB Hard Disk (Mac -not in use)
CD/DVD Drive /dev/sr0
16 GB Drive (Mounted)
TOSHIBA Transmemory
 Partition 1 177 Apple HFS/HFS+MB                /dev/sdb1                    /boot/efi
 Partition 2 528 MB Basic Data EXT4 (Version1.0) /dev/sdb2                    /boot
 Partition 3 9.1 GB Basic Data EXT4 (Version1.0) /dev/sdb2                    Filesystem root
 Swap        6.2 GB linux swap (Version 2)       /dev/sdb4
  • Disk Usage Analyzer
total filesystem capacity 9.8 GB (used 2.8 GB available 7.0 GB)
  • Shuts Down and reboots correctly from the target USB and saves settings
  • NOTE: Wireless does not work (missing firmware). Use wired Ethernet for connecton to internet

-This method should work for SoaS TC5 x86_64 also

Boot Helper CD's

  • MAC SoaS-3 Mirabelle Boot DISK
soas-3-boot-test.iso (Burn this to a CD and boot with it)
Read Me First & Credits to Programmer
  • MAC SoaS-4 Mango Lassi Boot DISK
soas-4-boot-test (Burn this to a CD and boot with it)
  • rEFIt
burn a bootable rEFIt CD on Mac OS X Used to Boot live USB's in a Mac
rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs.
You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot setups with Boot Camp.
It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

Sane Drivers

"...the backends/drivers distributed with sane-backends-1.0.24git, and the hardware or software they support."


"Open FirmWare for WiFi networks"
b43 Drivers
"b43 and b43legacy are drivers for the 802.11 B/G/N family of wireless chips that Broadcom produces."

Sugar on a Stick/Sugar Clone

customize or duplicate Live USB installations
(script files for making a customized Live USB installation self­-replicating)
Rebuild/Refresh a custom SoaS iso from a running stick

Possible Use Cases

See this page section for potential uses.

VirtualBox.png Sugar-in-Virtualization

  • How to use a CD/DVD or .iso file to install Sugar in VirtualBox; VMware Workstation/Player/QEMU.
  • List of VirtualBox preconfigured importable appliances, and how to use them.
These appliances are OS Agnostic:
They work in Windows/Linux/Mac Operating Systems.

Education Team

  • Resources for Teachers
On left Column under Teams

Backup and Restore

Sugar Journal

Everything but the Sugar Journal

MDI-X interface for ethernet cables

Crossover cables no longer required for a connection

Build Your Own Remix with Fedora

Make your own Custom LIVE CD/DVD.iso with a customized kickstart file

Advanced Topics

  • Including:
Sweets Distribution
Sugar Network
Box Grinder

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