Bug #1221

USB stick image

Added by mneumann over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Hi,

I wrote a script that converts an .iso image to an .img that can
be written to an USB stick. I'd love to see an USB stick version
of DragonFly released next to the CDROM .iso for two reasons:

- I don't want to waste any further CDs
- Netbooks don't have CD readers

What do you think?

Regards,

Michael

usbstick.sh Magnifier (1.3 KB) mneumann, 01/08/2009 12:56 AM

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#1 Updated by corecode over 5 years ago

Will it boot? I remember that booting from usb sticks used to be a big
pain in the ass.

cheers
simon

#2 Updated by mneumann over 5 years ago

Am 06.01.2009 00:33, schrieb Simon 'corecode' Schubert:
> Michael Neumann wrote:
>> I wrote a script that converts an .iso image to an .img that can
>> be written to an USB stick. I'd love to see an USB stick version
>> of DragonFly released next to the CDROM .iso for two reasons:
>>
>> - I don't want to waste any further CDs
>> - Netbooks don't have CD readers
>>
>> What do you think?
>
> Will it boot? I remember that booting from usb sticks used to be a big
> pain in the ass.

It boots on my system and I think it will on every not too old system.
It's treated like a regular hard disk.

Regards,

Michael

#3 Updated by swildner over 5 years ago

Hmm, you could try to integrate this into nrelease/Makefile, so that
specifying 'image', as in e.g. 'make installer release image' would
create an additional dfly.img besides the dfly.iso.

Sascha

#4 Updated by swildner over 5 years ago

Has been committed to nrelease/Makefile.

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