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Re: making available usb usable iso's without using livecd-iso-to-disk or liveusb-creator



David wrote:
On 4/11/2009 1:50 PM, psmith wrote:
we were talking on this list a few weeks back about making live spins
available in a usb format instead of just an iso and it was said that it
would incur more work and that because of the script and program
mentioned in the title there was no need, well it turns out that
mandriva have made iso's that are both usb and cdr compatible, all
that's needed to put the iso on usb is a dd command,

dd if=foo.iso of=/dev/usb-diskname bs=8M

for more info check here >>
http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.1_RC_2#Hybrid_ISOs

is this something that fedora would consider?

phil

i don't know if that this is new info or not, or how they do it but i
thought it interesting and i think all distros should head this way for
live releases.

phil


This one works well.

liveusb-creator

https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/

and it's already in Fedora 10 and up. You can make your own.  :-)

like i said it was brought up that liveusb-creator and livecd-iso-to-disk were available, but both of these are additional packages and incur resource usage where as releasing an iso that is both usb and cdr compatible saves resources and makes the step of writing to usb a simple one, granted liveusb-creator and livecd-iso-to-disk are easy enough to use but they are an additional download where as dd is installed by default. i can see no reason not to use this dual format for live releases, and if you think that because tools are available to use the existing method is a valid reason not to move forward with other more useful methods then i don't know what to say :-/

phil


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