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Old 07-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Generate an ISO from Live USB


I have Live USB version of Lubuntu and I have installed some software on it to do a specific task. I have stored away the casper-rw file so I have a copy of the additional information, software and data.

The problem is that the USB keeps getting corrupted after a few reboots. Since I have all of the information I can easily regenerate a new Live USB version and copy across. Though doing this is getting a tad boring.

Ideally I would like to generate a Live CD of where I have got to which I hope will be more stable.

Thanks for any suggestions

Paul
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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i did one for the base xbmc live-usb and have a script to apt-get install vlc gparted libreoffice-calc libreoffice-writer then i would run:
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dd bs=8192 if=/dev/sdd | bzip2 > xbmc-01.05.2011.iso.bz2 # to create the image
bunzip2 -c ./xbmc-01.05.2011.iso.bz2 | dd bs=8192 of=/dev/sdd # to restore the image

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for that I will look into it

Paul
 
Old 07-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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Is this a persistent usb install created with software like unetbootin which is not maintaining persistence? What type of 'corruption' are you experiencing?
 
Old 07-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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Yes the Live USB is created with unetbootin and it is maintaining persistence OK. The issue is that after a number of reboots either the USB won't reboot or some of the menus won't work properly. I have tried different USB sticks and I get the same issue.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 06:22 PM   #6
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the same happens to me after at least a few months of using fedora live-usb with a 6 gb persistant-overlay (usually after doing a huge yum install something).

a few reboots seems like a very short lifespan even for a live distro.

also, my xbmc-live-9.10 was running for about two years until i broke down and installed xbmcbuntu-12.04 onto the internal harddrive (but i never apt-get installed anything).

maybe your persistant overlay file is too small for what you are trying to install ?

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