Run Vibuntu on USB with persistant storage!

Anthony Sales tony.sales at rncb.ac.uk
Wed Dec 17 00:03:58 GMT 2008


I have now written a bash script which will automatically modify the Vibuntu
1.2 iso image so that it can be used by the default Ubuntu USB Installer
application. In order for it to work you must make sure that the Vibuntu 1.2
Custom_Live_CD.iso and the hidden .disk folder from the original Ubuntu 8.10
CD are in the /home/orca assuming you are working from a Vibuntu 1.2 install.
If not you need to change the /home/orca path in the script to whatever your
home directory is called. To run it copy the script into your home folder,
make it executable and then open a terminal and type sudo
./vibuntu-usb-install. When the script has finished you will have a new iso
called Custom_Live_USB.iso in your home directory. You can then point the
Ubuntu USB installer to this image to create a bootable USB version of
Vibuntu with persistent storage. 

If you'd rather you can open the script and type each line into a terminal
manually, this might be a useful learning exercise if you are new to the
terminal and bash scripting. Or is you are very lazy you can just wait for
the next version of Vibuntu to come out and you won't have to do any of
this...

drbongo






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From: ubuntu-accessibility-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com on behalf of Anthony
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Sent: Tue 16/12/2008 20:28
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Subject: Run Vibuntu on USB with persistant storage!
 

Exciting news! I have worked out how to trick the default Ubuntu USB
installer (which is accessible with Orca) into copying the Vibuntu iso onto a
USB memory stick with persistent storage! The process is quite straight
forward: There is a hidden folder on the Ubuntu 8.10 live CD called .disk and
this is the file the Ubuntu USB Installer looks for to verify it is the
official version. All you need to do is to mount the Vibuntu iso image, copy
this folder into the top layer and unmount the iso. I used isomaster to do
this which is accessible but there must be a simple way to do this from the
terminal, I will try to work it out but if anyone already knows how to do
this please post the commands for everyone to use. I do not think it is worth
releasing a new version of Vibuntu just to include this but I will add the
.disk file to the next release so users can create a bootable USB memory
stick with persistance easily!

drbongo
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