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[openFATE 308352] Easy Way to put Media to USB Stick
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:12:10 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Stephan Kulow (coolo)
Feature #308352, revision 14
Title: Easy Way to put Media to USB Stick

- openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
+ openSUSE-11.3: Candidate
Requester: Mandatory
+ Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)

Currently a user has to run "dd" to copy an ISO image from file system
to media - and this runs the risk that the user destroys the harddisk
instead of the usb stick.
We should create some simple ways to do the copy. Some options: a) A
shell script that checks for one attached USB stick and copies the
image over to it. b) A boot entry on the media to copy the image to an
attached USB stick.
Option b) would allow me to download and create the image on one
machine and then put it to use on another one.

#1: Duncan Mac-Vicar (dmacvicar) (2009-11-18 12:47:56)
This is already implemented. At least I saw the Studio team having a
similar tool during their demos.

#2: Duncan Mac-Vicar (dmacvicar) (2009-11-18 12:48:43) (reply to #1)
(it does not work from the same media though but from the running
system, I find it a good idea to have the option in the boot menu

#3: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag) (2010-02-10 16:04:28)
Michal, could you check here what it would take us to implement one of
the solutions mentioned in #308352 and if they are sufficient?

#4: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2010-02-10 16:45:34)
out of today's discussion on ml: There is a UI tool for writing images
to USB sticks available as part of the kiwi project:

#5: Matt Barringer (mbarringer) (2010-02-17 11:23:48)
I have moved the RPMs for the ImageWriter to the SUSE:SUSEStudio OBS
repository where they will be maintained.  I think it would fulfill
this FATE request and missing features (.desktop files and hybrid ISO
detection) will be along shortly.

#6: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-02-17 11:40:33) (reply to #5)
Cool! Matt, could you submit the package to openSUSE:Factory and set
the SUSE:SUSEStudio OBS repo as devel project?

#7: Matt Barringer (mbarringer) (2010-02-17 11:57:16) (reply to #6)
I've submitted the request, but I'm not very experienced with OBS so I
hope it worked :-)

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