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wdhpr 13. Apr 2012 11:53 PM


Originally Posted by Dedoimedo (Post 71564)
That's the beauty of Linux. Dynamic loading of kernel modules. When the kernel comes up, unneeded components are simply not used, and those that are needed are inserted into memory. So in theory, you're 100% portable.

The only problem could be with special hardware that Linux does not contain, nor your remastered copy. Say proprietary ati drivers, when you have only nvidia. In that case, they will have to run an update on first use to get to full.


I had no idea Linux worked that way. Learn something new everyday:)
Try some thing like that on Windows and it would throw a fit and hold its breath till the screen would turn blue... err the BSOD that is :D

17. Apr 2012 02:26 AM


Originally Posted by Dedoimedo (Post 71557)
Hi guys,

Here am I, will you send me an angel ...

Seriously, I know there's my own older remastersys tutorial, a remastersys tutorial here, some live cd info here and my own article from a week back, so that's the overlap I was thinking of.

Now, perhaps this could be a linux live cd image management tutorial?
How to create and manage images in a portable fashion?

And I have a multi-boot-usb article coming up in a week or so, so this could also blend nicely. So perhaps something that combines all various tools and utilities for managing live utilities, some multi-booting and finally a review of remastering tools that focus on creating givable customized images - not from the self-backup angle - with specific focus on remastersys?

What do you think?


Sorry Dodoimedo but I didn't see this post.

Your ideas for the article sound great to me. As ever the more practical you can make it the better - our reader's love step by step guides.


Dedoimedo 17. Apr 2012 12:00 PM

Sure thing, I'll start baking something.

Panzer 02. Jul 2012 09:43 AM

Panzer 21. Dec 2012 09:42 AM

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be be especially useful for cases where:

* you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.)
* you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
* you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
* you want to run a low-level utility

Panzer 22. Dec 2012 09:53 AM

RMPrepUSB allows the Windows user to easily and quickly 'roll their own' multiboot USB drive. It allows the user to quickly test, partition, format, install a boot manager, extract or copy files and then test a multiboot (aka multipass) USB bootable drive.

It can also make or restore an image and much more. Multiboot 'point-and-shoot' utilities like YUMI or XBOOT are excellent, however they don't support every different ISO or image:

Panzer 15. Jan 2013 10:33 AM

USB Transfer:

Feature List:

Features in both Windows and Linux versions of application:

* Works with most hybrid ISO operating system.
* Lists connected USB devices automatically. So the chance of formatting your harddisk by mistake is really low.
* You can see transfering process MB by MB.
* NEW: Multi-language support.
* NEW: Easy to use, wizard-type user interface.

Features only available in Windows version:

* NEW: You can transfer directly from CD/DVD. The only the you’ve got to do is inserting disk and starting the process.
* NEW: You can format your USB drive after installing.

New on USBTransfer 3:

* Transfer Ubuntu 10.10, Fedora, OpenSUSE, ArchLinux, Debian Live, Pardus, Chakra, MeeGo and other major distributions to USB drive.
* New advanced format and partitioning for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
* New disk selection screen.
* Transfer from DVD or CD or format your drive after transfer on Linux. (This features wasn’t available on version 2)

wdhpr 15. Jan 2013 08:06 PM

Have you tried this yet?
It looks very useful but the author clearly states there are bugs:

I don’t have time to create “excellent” program, there may be bugs or some errors, no warranty at all.

I just want to say it again, there is no any warranties, you have all responsibility.
I actually like this kind of honesty.

At this point I'm going to wait until this product matures and has a broader list of distro's that it can work with.

Panzer 11. May 2013 08:18 AM

Easy2Boot version 1 is a collection of files that you can use to make a grub4dos bootable (multiboot) USB Drive. The USB drive can be formatted as FAT32 or NTFS. UEFI booting is not supported. ExFat will work for most payloads but not XP or Vista RTM and some WinPE ISOs and so exFat is not recommended.

Once you have made a bootable Easy2Boot USB drive, simply add all your payload files (.iso, .img, .ima, etc.) to one of the folders on your USB drive (e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU folder). No menu editing required, no cheat codes - just copy and boot! Your USB boot drive does not need to know what the ISO file is and will work with almost all linux liveCD ISOs that you copy over - even new ones that come out in 6 months or 3 years time! Works with Windows Install ISOs too:

Panzer 22. Jul 2013 08:55 AM

Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and GNU/Linux:


* Support Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. Tuxboot uses the syslinux in the ISO/zip file to make your USB drive bootable, so it is compatible with the same version of syslinux boot menu in the ISO/zip file.
* Auto find the latest version.
* Download an ISO file and build bootable USB flash drive on the fly.

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