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Feature #5820

USB install and upgrade

Added by Tails almost 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
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Description

Roadmap

We have released something useful in Tails 0.11, based on the work we've already done on the basis of Fedora liveusb-creator.

Next steps are:

Bugfixes and minor improvements of liveusb-creator

  • Remove devices from the list when unplugged.
  • Set cursor to waiting (hourglass) state while working.
  • Target Device list: display more information, such as the stick brand and model.
  • Allow setting the system/overlay partitions size via command-line option(s).
  • command-line option --local-hard-disks that would enable installation on local hard disks (= not external USB); is half-implemented by --force, see special casing in the detect_removable_devices method.
  • Should be more explicit when no target device is available: currently displays an empty list, no message, is not that easy to understand.

Other tasks

Other bugs

Incremental upgrades

See the dedicated page about incremental upgrades (#5919).

Choose again

Implement our "specifications":./usb_install_and_upgrade/future_spec.html in (probably) Ubuntu's usb-creator, that has a much saner codebase.

This should also open the possibility to take care of, at least, verified downloads and Windows support.

Resources

  • notes about GPT (#6123)
  • the code: our work on liveusb-creator is in a dedicated Git repository. Integration work is made in the feature/usb_installer branch in the main Tails Git repository.
  • USB installation specification and design
  • archived roundup of existing tools (#6122)

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Starter set to No

Created some tickets for the remaining tasks that seem worth it, closing.

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