[desktop] Details about the 16.04 news

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 11:18:19 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,

I would like to add one new item to the documents about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

The Startup Disk Creator (alias usb-creator-gtk) is revamped into a 
cloning device. It makes it reliable :-)

But it means some drawbacks too.

1. It can no longer create persistent live drives.

This should be pointed out, and alternative tools should be suggested.

2. It is not straightforward to reuse a pendrive, that is made into a 
USB boot drive with the new version of the Startup Disk Creator. It 
needs a new partition table and a new file system.

This is not a problem for experienced users. We have gparted, and if it 
is not enough we have dd, or wrapped up with a safety belt, mkusb.

But Doug McMahon suggests that it should be explained where also 
beginners can find it - in the documents discussed in this thread (and 
even better, directly in the Startup Disk Creator itself, but that might 
be too late for 16.04, should be possible for 16.04.1 LTS).

See the following links



Best regards

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