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[SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

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Re: [SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

#31 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:30 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Another idea, hope I don't drive people nuts:

- Full-featured mode - writable LiveUSB
- Image mode - read-only LiveUSB (dd)

This is more logical and the writable/read-only parallel is a bit clearer.
this sounds good to me.
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Re: [SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

#32 Post by fehlix » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Another idea, hope I don't drive people nuts:

- Full-featured mode - writable LiveUSB
- Image mode - read-only LiveUSB (dd)

This is more logical and the writable/read-only parallel is a bit clearer.
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Re: [SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

#33 Post by Adrian » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 pm

Thanks, let's stop before reaching perfection :rofl:

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Re: [SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

#34 Post by Antediluvian » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:37 pm

Adrian's idea of splitting Mode and Options is excellent.You have a very powerful tool that other distributions don't offer. The tool deserves a design that doesn't mix modes and options, which complicates matters for the new user. That said, the present suggestion that "clone an existing live system" and "clone a running live system" are options similar to "dry run" and "encrypt" doesn't seem to fit to me.

As I see it you have 2 modes: (1) Live USB persistence capable, and (2) Live USB persistence incapable.

Further you have 2 basic options that can be applied to either mode: (1) dry run and (2) encrypt. Beyond that are the Advanced Options.

In the decision tree you also have 3 sources: (1) an existing ISO file, (2) a mounted live system, and (3) a running live system. Am I correct that all 3 of these sources can be written to a USB stick w/ or w/o persistence capability? In addition, is it correct that dry run and encrypt can be applied to each of the 6 permutations of mode x options suggested above? If the answer is no to either of those questions then forget this post.

Since making those types of changes is difficult, there is a potential solution for the interim. The Help box for the MX Live USB Maker goes to a Wiki page that is essentially blank. Directions for using the tool would provide some clarity. I am willing to submit or help with a write-up.

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Re: [SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

#35 Post by Adrian » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:43 pm

All the other checkboxes are grayed out when you select the dd option, you cannot run a test run (it doesn't make sense) or encrypt when you simply dd copy the image to an USB. I think as it is right now it's an important improvement and I thank you and OP for the feedback and suggestions -- like I said, it helps a lot to have some fresh eyes and people who have different set of assumptions.

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Re: [SOLVED] Basic Newbie Question About Creating A Persistence USB

#36 Post by sdibaja » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:26 pm

I completely missed this: "Set the persistence option (using the F5 sub-menu I believe) to Persist Static."
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