[IAEP] Cloning USB sticks: Danger of leaving passwords in clones.
Thomas C Gilliard
satellit at bendbroadband.com
Tue Aug 4 13:39:31 EDT 2009
Thank you for the caution;
I use daveb's method to clear /.sugar in all uploads of sugar
rm -rf ~/.sugar
shutdown -h now
This procedure has to be used on all dd copies of USB
If this is not done, there is a network collision between 2 clones on
The generic passwords used to log in to user: sugar are:
(used in all of my VM Appliances also)
They are used in the USB4C.img I am uploading to sunjammer (as an
(in a compressed format)
Note: I have not seen any failures to USB sticks from using dd.
I just did a test of dd writewith a 4GB image made from a Sandisk
Cruzer micro 4GB to a 16 PNY Mini-Attache' stick with no
problems. It booted fine. (The PNY is a much cheaper and slower stick so
I thought this was a good test)
Luke Faraone wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
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