[MeeGo-dev] Is it possible to create a flashable image onto USB disk from running system?
igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Thu Nov 25 01:05:39 PST 2010
On 11/25/2010 10:57 AM, ext Gary Birkett wrote:
> A few days ago at the conf, we used a USB key to boot and flash the
> entire system replacing the OS on the ideapad.
> I have a need to test alternative images but I would like to maintain
> the changes I have made in my current system.
> Is it possible to prepare a flash drive capable of a complete image
> backup onto a new memory stick?
> ie, boot from a USB stick and fill the stick with the contents of my
> hard drive.
> It would allow us to store the system state right up until that point
> and whilst may have issues space wise would be a practical simple way to
> allow testing.
At least on ubuntu 10.10 you can use any bootable image to create a USB
stick and assign a certain amount of the remaining free space to be used
for storing settings/documents.
The tool is "Startup disk creator".
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