Release candidate mkusb8-rc with menus

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Fri Jul 18 18:17:34 UTC 2014

2014-07-18 12:14, Nio Wiklund skrev:
> 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.)
> -o-
> The file mkusb8-rc is uploaded to Phill's server at
> Check it with the corresponding signed md5sum file.
> Code:
> -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
> Nio

Hi again,

I have started writing a wiki page for mkusb

where there is a brief description plus several screenshots (pictures as
well as text screen dumps) from mkusb8-rc

Best regards

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