the possibility to have usb images creatable?

Asked by majid hussain

was thinking having the possibility to make a usb image which could be dded to the usb would be greate, also would do away with the 4gb file size limit.
would this be possible?

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Best Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said :


I think that would be a good addition to Cubic, and I will keep this in mind. One concern I have is that if I added such a feature to Cubic, it wouldn't work as well as other dedicated tools that have had many years to mature.

Regarding your second point, Cubic does not have a practical size limit on the generated ISO size.
Since March 2019 (Cubic version 2019.03-49), the official maximum ISO size Cubic can generate is is 8TB !!
Cubic no longer displays an error if the generated ISO exceeds 4GB (as long as the size is less than 8TB).

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majid hussain (maj01) said :

shows how long it has been since I last used cubic, sorry!
another thought if you will,
i'm running dangerously sudo roleing ubuntu release,
via changeing all of my sources.list urls to point to devel and not a set ubuntu name.
would it be possible to have a entery for ubuntu's development branch on the launchpad page when adding ppa's?
sorry if I should have made another question but thought that it would save head bashing from your point of view.

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majid hussain (maj01) said :

Thanks Cubic PPA, that solved my question.

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Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said :

I would have been happy to add "devl" builds to Cubic for you, but the only options Launchpad allows are:

        - Impish
        - Hirsute
        - Groovy
        - Focal
        - Bionic
        - Xenial (not supported by Cubic)
        - Trusty (not supported by Cubic)
        - Precise (not supported by Cubic)

So unfortunately, you are stuck "hard coding" a non-rolling release name in the sources list file, such as:

        deb hirsute main

If you pick the latest release of Ubuntu (currently Hirsute), you can get the latest Cubic updates.

If you pick a future release name (such as Impish), Launchpad may not initially build Cubic until some dependency packages have been added by their respective maintainers.

There is no code difference in Cubic between Impish, Hirsute, Groovy, Focal, or Bionic, so listing any one of these in your sources file will be equivalent.