Creating OpenSolaris installation USB sticks on Windows

It was great to read my mail this morning and see this:

http://devzone.sites.pid0.org/OpenSolaris/opensolaris-liveusb-creator

A nice GUI tool that will allow Windows users to put a copy of OpenSolaris media on a usb stick which they can use to boot machines without (and with if you'd rather save a CD) a cd/dvd-rom instead of needing to have Solaris/OpenSolaris already installed somewhere and using the usbcopy script.

Now, if we could get something similar written for Linux, Mac OS X and OpenSolaris the path to world domination would be even closer :-)

 I haven't tried this yet, so I can't speak to how well it does or does not work.  A USB image that can be written to a USB stick can be found at:

http://genunix.org/distributions/indiana/osol-0906-111-x86.usb

This is the latest snapshot of what will be the 2009.06 OpenSolaris release (which is shaping up quite nicely).

Comments:

As it is written for .NET perhaps it could be made portable on top of Mono? shame it wasn't written in Java as Java is much more prevalent that .NET

Posted by Che Kristo on April 10, 2009 at 09:33 AM PDT #

Works for me with build 111. ;-)

Posted by andrewk8 on April 10, 2009 at 09:19 PM PDT #

Going to test it straight away
saves me using CD-RWs

Posted by Ramoonus on April 11, 2009 at 09:47 PM PDT #

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