Lubuntu-users Digest, Vol 35, Issue 26
nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 09:55:44 UTC 2014
Den 2014-11-17 04:01, 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 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 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, I have no idea what the Disks utility does under the hood.
> In Lubuntu 14.10 the Disks utility available under the Accessories and
> gives an initial window naming the Disk Drives example:
> 120 GB Hard Disk
> CD/DVD Drive
> ATAPI DVD A DH24AAS
> 2.0 GB Thumb Drive
> SanDisk Cruzer
> Now put the cursor over the Thumb Drive and click. Really. (Don't
> highlight the Hard Disk. Really.)
> In the top right of the Disks window there's a gear.
> mouse over says More Actions.
> select Restore Disk Image.
> Gives a lot of data on model, size, partitioning, serial number, a graph
> of space usage and what's on it, in my case here wattOS R8-32bit LXDE
> Browse to the desired .iso and select that.
> The window says Destination 2.0 GB Thumb Drive - SanDisk Cruzer [8.02]
> Pretty clear to me that's what I wanted to do.
> You are then given a couple more chances do you really want to do this.
> Of course nothing is fail safe. I found the Disks windows really clear.
> Good luck, Jerry
Hi again Jerry,
Yes, I have tried it (reported details in another mail to the Lubuntu
Users mail community), and it works for me too. There is also a final
confirmation window, which helps making it safe (much safer than dd).
So, yes, 'Disks' is a good alternative for creating USB boot drives. It
would be even better, if it would 'advertize' this capability instead of
hiding it as 'restore' which is not where a beginner would look for a
tool to create a USB boot drive :-)
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