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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 4:20 PM, psmith wrote:
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 >>

is this something that fedora would consider?


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.


This one works well.



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 :-/


So what you are saying it that you want all of the mirrors to carry both a
CD ISO and a USB ISO? One each for Gnome and KDE.

Ping. Both are the same animal guy. The same ISO that you would burn to a CD
is the same ISO that you would write to a USB stick. It all depends on what
you use to install it where.

how about actually reading what's written huh? the iso that mandriva prepares is usable as a cd iso and a usb iso only requiring dd to write it to usb, so how is this two iso's?

and the same goes here one iso two purposes, but with the mandriva version there is no need for installing secondary programs like livecd-tools or liveusb-creator to use it on a usb, just dd the image across


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