[IAEP] Cloning USB sticks

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Tue Aug 4 08:07:31 EDT 2009

Sascha Silbe wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 03:38:38AM -0700, Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
>> Can I avoid this f I set up the USB to not use all of the available  
>> space when I allocate the partition sizes in net install  method (see 
>> link:)
> I don't know enough about the Fedora installation process to answer 
> that question (without trying it out myself), sorry.
> The important point is that there's unallocated _partition_ space left 
> at the _end_ of the device. I.e. don't just leave space inside the LVM 
> or make some overlay file smaller. There mustn't be anything at all in 
> that empty space.
>> or because the dd is bit by bit copy I have to look at each stick 
>> first  for sizes, as it will not work if stick is just smaller in 
>> capacity
> Can you rephrase, please?
ie: The over-riding determining factor is that the copied to USB stick 
has to have equal or greater capacity than the copied from USB stick for 
the dd process to be sucessful.
* Do you have a suggestion on how to determine the actual size of a USB 
stick without seeing the error message if the dd command fails?
> PS: Did you send this privately (instead of over the list) on purpose?
No; I just wanted you input on this matter. I wanted to understand it 
better before posting it.....
> CU Sascha

Tom Gilliard

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