Getting ready for mkusb

Aere Greenway Aere at
Thu Aug 14 00:50:30 UTC 2014


I have a question for you regarding mkusb.

With the bootable USB drives I've created in the past, I have had two 
partitions.  The first one is for the system, which contains everything 
that normally goes on a live USB drive, including the persistant 
storage.  It's size is what is required for all of that.

The 2nd partition, using the rest of the space on the USB drive, is an 
'extra' or 'data' partition, which is available for mounting when 
running the bootable USB system.  You can easily put files there while 
running the bootable USB, which can later be accessed by other systems 
when you terminate your bootable USB system.

Given that, will mkusb use just the first partition (particularly if it 
is empty), and leave the other partition un-touched, or does it 
re-format the entire USB drive, taking out the 2nd partition?

I'm not saying that other people should use this two-partition process.  
It's just something that has been useful for me, and the way I use 
bootable USB drives.

- Aere

On 08/13/2014 03:57 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> Thanks Rafael,
> This set of icons is awesome :-)
> I'll attach one for our community to see it. And the links:
> Where you show the whole set of logos and icons.
> Best regards
> Nio
> Den 2014-08-13 22:20, Rafael Laguna skrev:
>> So, the icon 1b is ready. I attach the smallest size in svg too, so you
>> can see what I did. I had to simulate lines in real diagonal form, so
>> the svg render of Cairo libs will show it propperly.
>> Also created xpm and png versions of it, at four sizes, 16, 24, 48 and 128.
>> --
>> Rafael Laguna
>> Lubuntu Artwork Team
>> On 7 August 2014 14:46, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at
>> <mailto:nio.wiklund at>> wrote:
>>      Hi again Rafael,
>>      I think *1b* is the simplest solution, and I think I will be happy with
>>      it in the long run.
>>      Best regards
>>      Nio
>>      Den 2014-08-07 13:26, Rafael Laguna skrev:
>>      > Okay, I'm lost now. I don't really know which one you like. But I must
>>      > insisit, don't worry about tiny sizes. It doesn't matter which one you
>>      > choose, I have to make a completely new one to match all sizes, so the
>>      > colour, the lines width, or the contrast have to be adjusted again to
>>      > every size. But first you need to choose. Please, I need more
>>      something
>>      > concrete, and then start the sizes series.
>>      >
>>      > --
>>      > Rafael Laguna
>>      > Lubuntu Artwork Team


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