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Re: [Fedora-livecd-list] Groundwork for booting from USB sticks



On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 17:19 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 16:26 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > These patches provide the infrastructure to support nicely booting off
> > of a live USB stick.  The pieces are to include vfat modules on the 
> > disk and to allow having the live image under a live subdirectory.
> 
> Both patches look good to me, only one nitpick: I don't like the
> directory name 'live', it's too generic and doesn't really make the
> owner of the USB stick realize what's going on. I think this may be
> important in settings where Fedora USB sticks are handed out on
> conferences; 1GB sticks are about $10 a piece these days...

Yeah, I had this thought also...

> Being the pedant that I am, I also would prefer if it was capitalized.
> Perhaps call it LiveOS (we can't really call it Fedora) and include a
> README file in that sub directory that explains to the user that this
> USB stick is bootable including what kind of computers it can boot on.
> For example, the README file could mention some FAQ's about older
> computers that can't boot off USB. Perhaps call it README.txt to make
> lives easier on Windows users?

LiveOS is far better; good call.  A README also sounds like a good idea.
Anyone want to volunteer to write one? :-)

Jeremy


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