[PLUG] UNetBootIn Curieawcity...

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 21:23:16 PDT 2013


On 06/05/2013 01:56 AM, Arun Khan wrote:
> Before the days of hybrid ISOs, unetbootin had it's usefulness.
>
> To my knowledge today, Debian, openSUSE, and the *buntu ISOs are
> hybrid i.e. you can simple dd=ISO_file to a pendrive or a hard disk
> and it will boot!   No need for unetbootin.

Sort of.  If you want persistence or encryption or not want to allot the 
entire usb key to the distribution but preserve existing data, you still 
need a specialized tool. Tools also have additional built-in checks 
which are handy.  Many users run dd against the wrong device and end up 
losing data. Often distros themselves do provide such a tool however and 
it might be better to use that.

Rahul



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