[OSGeoLive] OSGeo Live USB

Jim Klassen jklassen at sharedgeo.org
Wed Feb 14 10:08:39 PST 2018

Thank you!  It appears to have worked for me.  I have tested the
resulting image under amd64 on BIOS and EFI.  Both boot, and both honor
the persistence.

For reference, I used the following commands to install this from within
a VM booted to the OSGeo Live 11 ISO:
    sudo su
    apt-add-repository ppa:gcpp-kalxas/ppa-tzotsos
    apt update
    apt policy usb-creator-gtk # check the version available in the PPA
    apt install usb-creator-gtk=0.2.67ubuntu2

On 02/14/2018 02:55 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> 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.
> https://launchpad.net/~gcpp-kalxas/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-tzotsos/+sourcepub/6744322/+listing-archive-extra
> This version has the persistence feature but I am not sure it is
> working as expected.
> Best,
> Angelos
> 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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