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.
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).
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.
This is only a temporary problem until the new structure of mkusb is installed (you need do it only once).
Instead it is recommended to keep most program packages as they are, and only upgrade packages when really necessary.
The following command lines work, when you want to update & upgrade the program packages that belong to mkusb without affecting the other program packages.
When a linux distro is getting close to end of life, please try to find a new version or another distro with support for a fair interval of time, and that works in the computer.
I also tested Ubuntu's startup disk creator usb-creator-gtk, which has the advantage that you reach Ubuntu's first screen, that is skipped by unetbootin.
Both tools work with my computers and can be used to create persistent live systems.
This ISO 9660 file system works from CD/DVD disks, and also from USB drives.
After using a USB pendrive like this, you make a new partition table and file system, if you want to use it for another purpose.
The other (non-LTS) versions are only supported for 9 months.