[OSGeoLive] OSGeo Live USB

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 00:55:38 PST 2018

Hi Jim,

The Ubuntu team switched the way they produce their iso files, so the 
usb creator application got re-written.
Unfortunately the persistence feature was lost in that process.

At the beginning of the 10.0 development I ported the previous version 
of the usb creator tool from 14.04 to 16.04 for testing purposes.

This version has the persistence feature but I am not sure it is working 
as expected.


On 02/12/2018 11:43 PM, Jim Klassen wrote:
> I'd like to make an 8GB USB image of OSGeo Live 11 that uses the extra
> space on the USB stick for a persistence file.
> Back in the Lubuntu 14.04 days, I used a tool called "Startup Disk
> Creator" (a.k.a. usb-creator-gtk) that when run from a system booted to
> the OSGeoLive ISO could create a bootable USB with a persistence file
> (casper-rw).  It looks like Ubuntu took away the persistence file option
> from that tool in 16.04.
> I know I can use dd to copy the .iso to the USB stick and it will work,
> but without persistence.  It seems like a step backwards if people loose
> all their work every time they reboot.
> Does anyone know how to do make an image with persistence enabled with
> OSGeo Live 11?
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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