Debian Bug report logs - #429529
live-image: please support using an image stored in a "normal" of a USB key

Package: live-helper; Maintainer for live-helper is Debian Live Project <debian-live@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:06:38 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, unknown-package@qa.debian.org:
Bug#429529; Package live-image. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>:
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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: live-image: please support using an image stored in a "normal" of a USB key
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:15:48 +0000
Package: live-image
Version: 1.0~a14-1
Severity: wishlist

Hi,

It seems that, when using an image stored on an USB key, one has to dd
the image to the key, and then one can create a partition with the
remaining available space.

But if you want to update you USB key to a newer version of your image,
that sucks, because you lose what's on your partition.

It seems that Damn Small Linux allows to write the bootloader, and then
make it load the image from a fat partition.
see
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_to_a_USB_Flash_Drive

Would this be possible to do with debian-live ?
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Bug reassigned from package `live-image' to `live-helper'. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:09:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Live <debian-live-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#429529; Package live-helper. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #12 received at 429529@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
To: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>, 429529@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#429529: live-image: please support using an image stored in a "normal" of a USB key
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:30:08 +0200
Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> Would this be possible to do with debian-live ?

yes. looking into it later (whereas later means in about two weeks).

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Message #17 received at 429529-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
To: 429529-done@bugs.debian.org, 429529-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: live-image: please support using an image stored in a "normal" of a USB key
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:09:08 +0100
Hi,

after having re-read that bug again, i think this is not an issue anymore.

When you build a usb-hdd live-system, you get a binary.img that contains
the stuff from the binary directory, the bootlader and the partition table.

If consider you want to do everything yourself, such as updating a
previously created live-system, you can just copy
binary/live/filesyste.squashfs to your usb-stick and be done with it
(assumed you have the same kernel version, otherwise you also need to
copy binary/live/{vmlinuz,initrd.img}).

If this is not what you wanted, feel free to reopen again, I'm happy to
implement what you would like to have.

Regards,
Daniel

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Bug#429529. (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:12:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 10 Dec 2008 07:27:32 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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