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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    Well we have mkusb & mkusb-nox, why not mkusb-dus? they all make USB.
    And/Or give the user a choice when starting via mkusb.desktop (so via dash and menus), a choice that will be remembered and pre-selected the next time the desktop file is started?

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    it is just so much simpler for me to :

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    sudo apt-get install guidus

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Code:
    espeak 'sudo apt-get install guidus'
    sounds better than

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    espeak 'sudo apt-get install mkusb'
    but there is also the history of mkusb, so maybe it is best to have both names alongside each other and 'let the market decide' which to use.

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Mkusb is a name people have grown to trust and respect, having mkusb in the name adds a level of confidence to the product.
    I like the idea of giving the user a choice, but there should be a way to reset, just in case they want to try the other installer.

    4GB is good, I'm getting pretty quick at modifying partitions. I have been using gparted in Puppy it is pretty fast and seems to ask less questions than in Ubuntu.

    I plan on starting to play with grub-n-iso tomorrow anything new with it?

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    Mkusb is a name people have grown to trust and respect, having mkusb in the name adds a level of confidence to the product.
    I like the idea of giving the user a choice, but there should be a way to reset, just in case they want to try the other installer.
    I will try to find a solution, that will be inclusive
    4GB is good, I'm getting pretty quick at modifying partitions. I have been using gparted in Puppy it is pretty fast and seems to ask less questions than in Ubuntu.
    OK, I can start making and testing a compressed image of a 4 GB persistent live system with mkusb and guidus installed. Maybe I can upload it tomorrow.
    I plan on starting to play with grub-n-iso tomorrow anything new with it?
    No, nothing new, but I helped a user to create a multiboot with 2 iso files yesterday according to Post #8 of the tutorial for grub-n-iso 'Build your own single boot or multiboot pendrive for all PC (Intel/AMD) computers'. It works

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    A persistent live drive by and with dus or mkusb booted with the toram boot option can use partition #4 (the image of the original iso file) to create a new live system (in another drive).

    You should specify the source file /dev/sdx4.

    See the attached screenshot, where the boot drive is recognized as drive letter b, so /dev/sdb4 (high-lighted with the orange dots).

    I checked the target drive for defects. 'Check finished: no errors found', and the target drive is happy to boot.

    -o-

    Edit: dus (and guidus) finds and offers a quick choice of partition #4 (the image of the original iso file) to create a new live system (in another drive). Since it has the ISO 9660 file system, which is read-only, it need not be unmounted, so you need not boot with toram. There is built-in logic to check it. See the second attached screenshot.
    Last edited by sudodus; December 6th, 2016 at 01:33 PM. Reason: quick choice

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    That is really handy, no more scampering around at the last minute looking for an iso file like with the other installers. stands to reason as it is a clone of the iso.

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    but there is also the history of mkusb, so maybe it is best to have both names alongside each other and 'let the market decide' which to use.
    That works for me!
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I seem to have an issue with getting and installing mksub.

    Code:
    hugh@8930:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install mkusb mkusb-nox
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package mkusb
    E: Unable to locate package mkusb-nox
    Code:
    hugh@8930:~/Downloads$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
    Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
    Release:	16.04
    Codename:	xenial
    Is the universe repository available?
    Cheers,


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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Quote Originally Posted by him610 View Post
    I seem to have an issue with getting and installing mksub.

    Code:
    hugh@8930:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install mkusb mkusb-nox
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package mkusb
    E: Unable to locate package mkusb-nox
    Code:
    hugh@8930:~/Downloads$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
    Release:    16.04
    Codename:    xenial
    Is the universe repository available?
    Hi,

    Have you tried this yet?

    Works on all my computers.

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