Updating a live OS on a USB flashdrive

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Updating a live OS on a USB flashdrive

Postby derezdev on Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:00 pm

I'm not sure how many people will benefit from this, but here goes...

It is possible to update a live LinuxMint with Keryx, provided the live OS has been given persistence. The process is made easier by creating a separate fat32 partition on the flashdrive, or using a Kangaroo flashdrive that has a slot for a microSD card as well (I found these at Newegg.). The Keryx would go on the fat32 so that you can run it from any OS.

I have tested this on Linux Mint 7 and Ubuntu with updating through these as well as a M$ Windows machine.

This is part of a larger project for me, but I thought someone else might find use for it. It could come in handy when you are using a network that doesn't play well with live OS's and want to get the updates.

http://keryxproject.org (I came across this open source project recently and it is incredibly helpful if you need such an application.)

Cheers!
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Re: Updating a live OS on a USB flashdrive

Postby DrHu on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:10 am

derezdev wrote:I'm not sure how many people will benefit from this, but here goes...

People looking for a small USB persistent linux boot; I think..

Yes looks quite promising, although I usually suggest aptonCD for a distributions' off-line installations..
http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/
http://keryxproject.org/forums/index.php?topic=19
http://keryxproject.org/forums/index.php?topic=21
--but it might be no better than longer running projects like unetbootin
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Updating a live OS on a USB flashdrive

Postby derezdev on Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:33 pm

DrHu wrote:
derezdev wrote:I'm not sure how many people will benefit from this, but here goes...

DrHu wrote:People looking for a small USB persistent linux boot; I think..

This was simply a rhetorical statement.


APTonCD is indeed useful. I chose Keryx because of the type of portability and flexibility that I required for my project.

Also, I wanted to make some clarifications so there is no confusion for the reader of this humble posting. Keryx is only an update utility. The impression might have been given by Dr.Hu's response that it is somehow a contender for the Unetbootin crown. This is not the case. While a great tool, Unetbootin is used for installing a live OS to a flash drive and not an update tool.

My only intention for writing the original posting was to share what I found in hopes that someone might find it of use. It is not my intention to sell anyone on one application or the other. The beauty of Linux and free open source software is that there are options to fit a lot of different needs. So please, explore and have fun.

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