mkusb PPAs for vivid (Phill Whiteside)
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 14:17:27 UTC 2014
Hello Nio, I don't use any OEM feature. My install includes printer drivers
and configuration, and also some shortcuts to software we use there.
So, when I recover, I just change the hostname and password if needed. All
user names are the same, it is easier for me to access the machines over
2014-11-16 11:14 GMT-02:00 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>:
> 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 gmail.com
> > <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>>:
> > Den 2014-11-15 22:01, Jerry skrev:
> > > I've been having good results with the Disks tool started by the
> > > 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
> > > Next, LXLE, wattOS, chromebook, tablet, etc.
> > >
> > > JerryLA
> > > jerrylamos at netscape.net <mailto:jerrylamos at netscape.net>
> > >
> > >
> > 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
> > 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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