Good news.

Lets see if that will work on Bionic when it is released :)


On 02/14/2018 08:08 PM, Jim Klassen wrote:
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.

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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