Ubuntu Getting Hybrid ISO Support

6:44 AM

One feature that Fedora, openSUSE, MeeGo. and many other Linux distributions share is that their CD ISOs are hybrids. This means that the same CD ISO can be copied directly to a USB storage device without needing to rely on any external utilities. While Ubuntu ISOs don't support this feature, they do have an easy-to-use start-up disk creator that takes care of this task.


That's about to change.


The daily ISOs for the Ubuntu development cycle and all official Ubuntu releases from now on will be packaged in hybrid ISOs. Now if you want to transfer a Ubuntu ISO to a USB drive you don't need to rely on Ubuntu's USB creator or any third party program but instead can directly copy the contents to a USB drive using the dd command.
Ubuntu and Debian may be late to the ball game, but it's better to be late than never show up, isn't it?



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