Release candidate mkusb8-rc with menus

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Fri Jul 18 10:14:30 UTC 2014

Hi everybody,

I have uploaded a release candidate of the *mkusb* tool to install iso
files and compressed image files to mass storage devices (typically but
not only USB drives).

It is only a bash script, and has been running in crude text mode, but
people want eye candy, so I've made menus with dialog (big brother of
whiptail), and also improved the identification of devices slightly
(replaced calling 'parted -ls' with a home-made bash function). It is
still text mode, so runs in text screens and terminal windows.

To illustrate the crucial part of mkusb, how to help selecting the
correct device and avoid overwriting other devices, there are pictures
attached at this link (my tutorial thread in the Ubuntu Forums.)


The file mkusb8-rc is uploaded to Phill's server at

Check it with the corresponding signed md5sum file.


-rwxr-xr-x. 1 nio nio  22877 18 jul 06.46 mkusb8-rc
-rw-rw-r--. 1 nio nio    581 18 jul 11.27 mkusb8-rc.md5.asc

The quick start manual and the opening post in the tutorial thread are
still valid, except the illustrations, that will be updated later on
with screenshots of the menus.

Please give me feedback about this release candidate: help me find bugs
and suggest improvements!

Best regards

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