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wwelborn

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Creating an Image on an empty USB Flash Drive
« on: October 12, 2012, 01:36:20 PM »
How do I upload my Ubermix image to another USB Flash Drive?  When I followed the rebuilding a base image instructions it worked fine on the USB keys that already had Ubermix on them, but I need to know how I can put it on new USB Keys so that we can image more computers at one time!
Thank you!

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Re: Creating an Image on an empty USB Flash Drive
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 07:07:34 PM »
Based on these instructions:
http://ubermix.org/download.html

We did the following, on Linux:

1- Copy one of the USB drives that have the updated image to a file, called custom_ubermix.img:
sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=custom_ubermix.img bs=1M
Be patient, there is no progress information.

Note: Use the instructions in the link above to find out if your drive is /dev/sdb or something else.

2- Unplug the original USB drive, and plug in a blank one (or one that you want to overwrite).

3- sudo umount /dev/sdb

4- sudo dd if=custom_ubermix.img of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
In this last step, be patient, because there is no progress information. It should take around 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the image, and the speed of your USB drives and USB ports.

I hope it's clear. Using the Windows based tool in the link above, you should also be able to do a similar process of copying an existing USB drive to an image file, and then use that to create copies.

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Re: Creating an Image on an empty USB Flash Drive
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 11:15:27 PM »
You can also follow the instructions here: http://wiki.ubermix.org/page/Making_copies_of_the_USB_key . Should be even quicker  :)