Following this thread http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=29288, I've been trying to get the new, easy way to create a bootable USB drive working in the MEPIS assistant. Attached to this post are the fruits of my labours (both 32bit and 64bit)...
It's working fine on my system, but I'd appreciate help from you all in testing it on your systems to ensure it really is working. Note there is one bug that I'm aware of where the progress bar doesn't work for the new 'isohybrid' option - it works fine for the others. I can't for the life of me fathom why it isn't working...
I'd also like your opinions on two specific aspects:
1. what should the various options be called? Previously they were named after different versions of MEPIS, but it really didn't make sense to me. So, I've renamed them, but they could be better.
2. Do we actually need all those options? I'd be in favour of just having two: the 'new' method and a simple format USB.
Please let me know what you think, hopefully they'll work and then I can push the changes onto Warren for inclusion. :-D
To run the program it has to be as kdesu, not root. Running as root will fail. To run it, download the attached file suitable for system and then do the following (replace 32 with 64 if you're running 64bit):
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chmod +x msystem32
BTW I've only tested it in m11. It probably won't work in m8.5 and definitely not on m8.
And remember this is testing code so be careful where you run it. I've run it several times with no serious problems, but that isn't to say it won't cause issues for you. You have been warned
as far as I aware the new 'isohybrid' method will only work with mepis8.5 and mepis11 ISOs/DVDs.