[IAEP] Cloning USB sticks (was: Re: Could a KS file be used in the Fedora11 net install to customize the clone process?)

Luke Faraone luke at faraone.cc
Tue Aug 4 13:16:19 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 03:03, Sascha Silbe <
sascha-ml-ui-sugar-iaep at silbe.org> wrote:

> [copying USB stick via dd]
>> Sucessfully copies the USB stick! this is an exact copy and boot and  runs
>> well.
> Just a word of caution: Because it's an exact copy, it will duplicate your
> "identity" as well if you've ever logged in to Sugar and entered your name
> before on the source USB stick. You will need to remove some files in
> ~/.sugar in order for collaboration to work properly in that case.

Also, per http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device ,
you may get better milage out of your USB disk if you don't use DD, but
rather just copy over the files.

Luke Faraone
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