Add Hybrid .ISO download images to future Mint Releases

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Add Hybrid .ISO download images to future Mint Releases

Postby ASmith on Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:44 am

While the unetbooting utility to move a Mint .ISO release to a USB based Pendrive is nice and convenient,it does not work for every possible Linux distribution. There is no single way to convert an ISO image to a LiveUSB stick which functions for all Linux distributions.

The Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator only works for Ubuntu and Mint. To address this problem,a number of Linux distributions now use "hybrid ISO" images, which can simply be copied directly to a USB stick using the "dd" command, or using a special program under Windows. OpenSuSE, Fedora and Debian are all offering hybrid ISO images now.

This suggestion follows the shift by the other aforementioned which would allow users to more easily and quickly load Mint releases onto USB pendrives.

Additional Reference:
Tips for Linux - How and when to use the dd command:
http://www.codecoffee.com/tipsforlinux/articles/036.html

Hybrid ISO/IMG format
http://wiki.geteasypeasy.com/Hybrid_ISO/IMG_format
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Re: Add Hybrid .ISO download images to future Mint Releases

Postby gnudude on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:32 pm

ASmith wrote:....use "hybrid ISO" images, which can simply be copied directly to a USB stick using the "dd" command,

+1 to hybrid iso images
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Re: Add Hybrid .ISO download images to future Mint Releases

Postby xenopeek on Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:50 am

LM12 KDE is using this, +1 to do this for all LM releases.
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