We had an application to create a bootable USB using the ISO files directly. Unfortunately, the application was rather buggy and I couldn’t find the reason why. So, I decided to start anew and keep things as simple as possible.
This new application supports several distributions (see the list below) and can be installed from our repository:
You can also download the deb and sources files here: http://repository.solydxk.com/pool/main/u/usb-creator/
The Github project page: https://github.com/SolydXK/usb-creator
If you want to help translating: https://www.transifex.com/solydxk/usb-creator/dashboard/
This is the relevant forum topic: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=5938
I’ve been trying out various distributions and creating menus in /boot/grub/grub.cfg especially for them.
These I’ve done successfully:
- SolydX and SolydK
- Ubuntu (and probably its derivates as well but obviously not tested those).
- Debian Live.
- Debian mini.
- Regular Fedora.
- Arch dual and Arch boot.
- Mageia regular.
- Debian regular (not live or mini).
- OpenSuse regular and live (I haven’t got a pen drive big enough for the ISOs).
- CentOS regular and live (I haven’t got a pen drive big enough for the ISOs).
- Fedora live.
- Mageia live.
I could use some help on those I couldn’t test and those that I can’t get working.
If you want to add or change anything. You can find all the relevant code at the top of /usr/bin/usb-creator.
You can create a pull request in Github, or post your changes on the above mentioned link to our forum.