Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248081
isotostick doesn't support --skip-compression style isos
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:51:31 EST
Description of problem:
the isotostick.sh/livecd-iso-to-stick doesn't support --skip-compression style
output generated by livecd-creator.
And it doesn't fail in a graceful way.
I can fix this myself and will sooner or later if no one else does.
One argument might be that it is an uninteresting corner case. I think however
that as bigger and bigger flash gets cheaper and cheaper, it may become a more
popular thing to want to do.
Another argument is that typically the stick is a vfat and wouldn't support
sparse files, or large files. Sparse files however could be supported by
adding a container ext3 fs image. And large files could be supported by
creating a general framework for splitting large files into 1G chunks, which
are then stitched together with loopback devices and device mapper linear
layers. That also seems very useful for dvd isos (or do bootable UDFs work
and support >2G files?).
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Steps to Reproduce:
Fixed to support them in git