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  1. Excellent work, thank you! The only thing to note is that you should replace the smart quotes with straight ones, in the grub.cfg listings, for the peace of mind of those poor souls who copy-paste it. And I wonder why the bug that calls for such a painful fix is left unsolved for such a long time.

  2. Thank you Passiday for your comment, and glad to know this is helping out others as well. It’s surprising indeed, why this bug has been allowed to continue for so long. I myself had given up on creating a larger ‘casper-rw’ file for several months before finally deciding to do some trial and error kind of hard work (based on some remotely – if not directly – related observations, of course).

    The smart quotes issue does not seem to be that easier in this case. I added several solutions in functions.php to stop it’s forced implementation, but in vain on each occasion. So, I’m adding a friendly warning about this in the above blog post, till I can find a workable solution with other means.

  3. Interesting post.
    1. What if the ISO is > 4GB is there not a problem with creating persistent bootable USB’s who’s ISO is > 4GB. (I assume I don’t really need 4Gb of persistent space. What I really need is distributing my installation of Linux with all it’s apps. which ends up being an ISO file > 4gb thus breaking the ISO format standard limit)…. Pardon me if I am confused.
    2. What if I wanted a 4th partition as NTFS (so I could share the usb with both Linux and Windows Users.

  4. @ dublinx,

    Sorry, I’m a bit late on this one… 1) Since you are copying the ISO file on an ext4 partition, your ISO larger than 5GB should not pose any problems in theory. But, if you are raising the issue of burning ISOs larger than 4.7GB then I’m a bit in the dark as well. Never had to face such issues myself, so I won’t be commenting about it.

    2) I’ve done it, and it works.

  5. I’ve done the steps both using ISO image and extracted ISO content, but the usb is not detected as a bootable device. I used lubuntu image btw.

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