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Re: [opensuse-project] USB installer support for 11.3?
  • From: Klaas Freitag <freitag@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:14:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <201002101614.34166.freitag@xxxxxxx>

I really support the idea of making it easier and asked Michal to take a
look, see

There is a UI tool for writing images to USB sticks available as part of
the kiwi project:

Well, this tool looks great for the job (didn't try actually copying the
yet, but I assume it works).

In my not so humble opinion only a few small issues need to be addressed, to
make it perfect:

* The tool needs to be put in default desktop installations for 11.3

* The package lacks a menu entry/.desktop file to make it easily launchable
via the menu - e.g. Kickoff - with clicky, clicky and a nice xdg-su/kdesu
permission dialog.

* It seems that you _must_ plug in the usb-device _before_ launching
imagewriter - either this should be changed, or there should be some kind of
reminder/warning on startup if no usb-device is found.
Please if somebody has input like this please add to the feature or even better
get in touch with Michal and help to get it done, thanks.


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