[IAEP] installing F11 on a USB stick/ What is Sugar on a Stick? Where should these USB's be located in the wiki?

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Thu Aug 6 07:01:37 EDT 2009

What is Sugar on a Stick?

Is this the appropriate place for the USB's created  using the F11 net 


Currently the instructions are located on this page.


I had a long discussion about this last night on IRC. One opinion was 
that sugar on a stick ONLY applied to a image on a stick created by a 
Soas-strawberry.iso These have a compressed fs and overlay.

* I believe that all forms of Sugar-desktop on a USB should be 
considered "Sugar on a Stick".
*The USB.img files I am posting on http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/ 
are USB's made with a LVN file structure by doing a Install from a F11 
net install CD directly to the USB.
*The opensuse-edu images listed on the same page also make a file 
structure after being opened for the first time after being written to 
the USB with a dd command.
*The VMware Appliances I am posting are also, in my opinion "Sugar on a 
*My USB's are made on a hp Pavillion Laptop (Vista) transferred to a 
Dell 520n running Ubuntu 9.04 for conversion to .img files and for 
duplication and uplinking to sunjammer.
*The USB's run on the Vista Pavillion/EeePC1000HE (XP)/EeePC900 
-Wirelessly(Mandriva) so they are agnostic to OS. How do we categorize them?

The question is: Do we allow all of these forms of Sugar-Desktop on a 
USB stick to be called "Sugar-on-a stick" ?

If we do not then where do these alternate forms get listed on the wiki 
and what do we call them.?


Tom Gilliard

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