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labbe5

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PostPosted: Sat 20 May 2017, 20:46    Post subject:  mkusb
Subject description: front-end GUI for dd to clone isohybrid on flash drive
 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=mkUSB-quick-start-manual-12.pdf

The mkusb tool was developed to make it simpler and safer to create boot drives with the method to flash or clone an iso image or a compressed image file. It is using dd under the hood.The target is a mass storage device, often but not always a USB drive, sometimes an internal drive or an eSATA drive.

Installation is from PPA, so it is for Dog-based OS :

To clone an iso file on USB flash drive with mkusb, the iso file must be an isohybrid.

add-apt-repository must be enabled, and add this line :
add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa
refresh with apt update
and apt install mkusb mkusb-nox usb-pack-efi

usb-pack-efi is optional and used to have persistence.

Using a fresh install, you can use RemasterCow to make a sfs file, and use it later, as needed.

Used on Mintpup without problem. MKUSB will ask for grub-pc be installed if necessary to complete installation as happened with Mintpup.

To restore USB flash drive original state :
mkusb restore

Further reading :
How to Create Persistent USB
https://www.debugpoint.com/2019/10/how-to-create-persistent-usb-ubuntu-linux-mint/

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jul 2017, 16:35    Post subject: mkusb-installer
Subject description: for any Puppy and Dog-based OS
 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/v9#from_the_normal_PPA

Puppy and to some extent Dog-based OS are deprived of the ability to use PPA to download and install utilities such as mkusb.

Here is a bash script to download and install mkusb. You just need to have wget installed.

Download the shell-script file mkusb-installer :

wget http://phillw.net/isos/linux-tools/mkusb/mkusb-installer

and run it from a terminal window with

bash mkusb-installer
...
[sudo] password:
...
Install via ppa or wget, uninstall or quit? (p/w/u/Q) w
...

Enter w (for wget) and the shell-script will download, check and install mkusb


mkusb is a GUI tool for dd with a very high rate of success to write iso image on USB flash drive, with or without persistence.
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