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    Phoronix: Fedora Media Writer Looks To Take On A Primary Role In Fedora 25

    The nearly finished Fedora Media Writer is looking to take on a greater role with Fedora 25 in making it easier to write Fedora images out to USB sticks...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...5-Media-Writer

  • #2
    Funny that they have to do this kind of thing to make image writing practical on some proprietary OS/virus.
    For the rest of the world (including even APPLE!!!) there is good old "dd".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
      Funny that they have to do this kind of thing to make image writing practical on some proprietary OS/virus.
      For the rest of the world (including even APPLE!!!) there is good old "dd".
      Or maybe getting people who are fairly new to flashing USB sticks to use dd isn't exactly the best idea.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
        Funny that they have to do this kind of thing to make image writing practical on some proprietary OS/virus.
        For the rest of the world (including even APPLE!!!) there is good old "dd".
        dd isn't a practical way of image writing on any OS, and for OSX there is unetbootin (which is total crap imho, but it is good enough)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
          Funny that they have to do this kind of thing to make image writing practical on some proprietary OS/virus.
          For the rest of the world (including even APPLE!!!) there is good old "dd".
          Or you could just use GNOME's Disk Image Writer. It does the same as dd, but with an actual usable interface.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mmstick View Post
            Or you could just use GNOME's Disk Image Writer. It does the same as dd, but with an actual usable interface.
            Linux Mint has its own little tool too.

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            • #7
              There is nothing simpler or easier than dd. If you can't handle THAT, then you should probably consider moving into a cave and eating rodents.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                Funny that they have to do this kind of thing to make image writing practical on some proprietary OS/virus.
                For the rest of the world (including even APPLE!!!) there is good old "dd".
                There's a dd port to windows. I once used it to load a usb stick before wiping the windows off a laptop.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                  There is nothing simpler or easier than using explosives to dig trenches. If you can't handle THAT, then you should probably consider moving into a cave and eating rodents.
                  fixed.

                  dd is easy to use but is also powerful and lacks any safety, you can hose anything if you make mistakes.

                  Also since most people aren't using dd everyday during breakfast you need to read the doco again CAREFULLY each time since you are likely to have forgot how to give it arguments.

                  Meanwhile any kind of script with a GUI that is a wrapper for dd (Gnome's and Mint's for example) will do most sanity checks for you and present just a couple buttons to do what you need to do so you don't need to remember command line for dd.


                  Really, that's the same reason I migrated to openSUSE, most mundane stuff like say making raids, or setting networking options like hostname and stuff don't require me to open up the configs themselves or use command line (and look up a tutorial for that each time).

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