mkusb PPAs for vivid (Phill Whiteside)

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Sun Nov 16 13:14:55 UTC 2014

Hi Andre,

Nice method :-) I recognize some characteristics like mkusb - dd -
cloning and some characteristics like the OBI and its tarballs.

Are you using any OEM install feature too?

Linux has so many options and possibilities. I think we should look more
into this cloning feature of gnome-disks.

Best regards

Den 2014-11-16 13:47, Andre Rodovalho skrev:
> 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
> <mailto: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 <mailto: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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