This is the one I originally intended to use. However when I found the second one I decided against it. However this one is a good tool in its own right. Key features include :
- Detects available USB sticks (using HAL)
- Partitions USB stick with 1 partition
- Sets partition bootable
- Writes MBR to USB stick
- Formats partition FAT32
- Installs bootloader (syslinux) to partition
- Writes bootloader configuration file
- Copies necessary files from running Live CD to USB stick
- Sets language and keyboard of USB Live system to match running Live CD
- Optionally: Downloads and integrates Adobe Flash Player (extra feature)
- Optionally: Enables persistent home (Intrepid and later only; currently broken)
However, it is recommended that you use this when you are in the Live environment itself. This kinda makes the idea of this tool feel a bit awkward for me. I mean, I make live usbs to avoid burning CDs. If I have to burn CDs as it is, the whole point is lost. Anyways, Linux always has other options.
This is the tool that I did end up using finally. It provided all the features that the first utility provided ( except the flash player one – however that can be done when u are in persistant mode) plus it gives you persistance and the option of making the live usb through an existing installation or from a live environment.
- Fedora 10
And against my usual practices I am also mentioning the tool for Fedora. Looks like this is being actively developed as well. It also includes a Windows executable. For more info take a look here.
PS :: Looks like the post count just hit 50 — half century. Time to celebrate 😛