Creating a windows 7 self updating hardware independent image
It can also be used for other system tasks and can be a first step from Windows.See this link, If the file manager alias file browser is automatically started when a partition is mounted, several windows might clutter the desktop when mkusb is working, particularly when creating a persistent live drive.Normally the package mkusb-common will be installed automatically, but due to upgrading from mkusb version 11 to mkusb version 12 with another structure, it is best to specify mkusb-common on the command line.But a live-only or persistent live system can be damaged by such general updates & upgrades.The improved recognition of systems and devices is back-ported from the versions 8 and 9 to mkusb-nox. It is a small shellscript, that is easy to read and understand.It needs no installation, you can run the shellscript locally (in the current directory).The Ubuntu iso files are already treated with isohybrid.
mkusb simply clones the ISO 9660 file system with its content from the iso file.The other (non-LTS) versions are only supported for 9 months.Downloading and using mkusb-installer works with several linux distros. This method is independent of the Debian - Ubuntu tools for installation.But I also read somewhere that it should be possible to boot from a direct image of the iso file. And it works, the computer boots from a USB device (pendrive, stick, flash drive, but also disk or SSD) just like it were from a CD drive.Also like a CD, it will be mounted read-only, so it cannot carry persistence.
Because of a new structure of the mkusb PPA with 'common packages', you may need to remove the old mkusb package before it will work correctly to install new versions, to 'upgrade' mkusb.