Create a usb-creator Equivalent for Non-Linux Systems

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2009-04-22

We need to provide a way for Windows and MacOS users to easily create USB boot media of Ubuntu and Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Evan
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Evan
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for karmic
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon karmic-alpha-3
Started by
Evan on 2009-07-17
Completed by
Evan on 2009-08-07

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There's already ImageWritter that also works in Windows.
 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImgFiles
-- BUGabundo

Yes, this specification supersedes it. We want a single application with the functionality of both usb-creator and ImageWriter that shares a consistent interface across all platforms. -- Evan

Would it not just be fairly trivial to port usb-creator to windows (recompile, fix bugs then show it off)? -- Tom Wright

No. But please read the specification before making comments. It explains that the necessary tasks involved in getting usb-creator working on Windows involve writing a new backend and making use of Wubi's winui interface library (to save space vs using GTK). -- Evan

2009-06-10 approved -- cjwatson

2009-06-18: Milestone? --robbie.w

2009-06-18: Given the work already done, I think we can get this in by Alpha 3. - evand

2009-07-27: Implemented. Waiting to hear back from the release team on whether I can include it on the daily live CDs, or if I have to pare down the size first (it's currently 2.0MB). -- evand

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