mkusb PPAs for vivid (Phill Whiteside)

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Sun Nov 16 12:47:49 UTC 2014

Yes, I guess gnome-disks use something similiar as dd to clone and restore
disks. I use it to make some replication on the company I work.

It is very simple and functional. I do not use .iso images. I have a backup
(root partition) made from an existing installation I made and tweaked. So,
with that disk image I can restore on other disks, the only thing I need to
do further is to install grub2 on the restored disk...

I do not have an image of the home partition. I have the files compressed
in a .tar.gz file. When I "create a new disk install", I do a swap and home
partition compatible with disk space and machine configuration. Then just
extract those user files into /home

2014-11-16 4:36 GMT-02:00 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at>:

> Den 2014-11-15 22:01, Jerry skrev:
> > I've been having good results with the Disks tool started by the top
> > icon in the launcher.
> > Start it up, plug in your USB stick, then "restore" the disk image from
> > your .iso.  As usual, careful, read the messages....
> > Seems to obliterate whatever was on the USB stick I haven't had to
> format.
> >
> > Disks even worked with  the distro LXLE an alternative to Lubuntu.
> >
> > I pretty much stick with Unity and Lubuntu with occasional samples of
> > Next, LXLE, wattOS, chromebook, tablet, etc.
> >
> > JerryLA
> > jerrylamos at
> >
> >
> Hi Jerry,
> Do you think that this method via the Disks tool is using dd (or a
> similar cloning process) under the hood? So that it has actually merged
> the task of mkusb into an existing Ubuntu tool :-)
> Let us check if the interface is good enough to help people avoid
> destroying data on an internal drive by mistake.
> Best regards
> Nio
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