mylivecd creates an ISO ...... what you use that ISO for afterwards does not concern it ..... so the ISO can be used on any bootable media that it will fit on ....... CD, DVD, USB etc.
You seem to have misunderstood my post.
I did misunderstand, sorry
I never attempted a usb boot or install, and I thought that you needed a filesystem and directory tree on the usb
Can you give me a quick summary of what needs to be on the usb?
The boot manager files, and the usual files for accessing a filesystem as well as the vmlinuz etc etc
Have a look at the PCLinuxOS-liveUSB creator utility. Also maybe read some of this thread ...http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,74878.0.html
That extracts the files (isolinux directory & livecd.sqfs file) from the ISO and places them on a partition of a removable drive, sets up the boot manager and writes Grub to the MBR.
That is it
If that scheme is not used then then problem does not exist = the cat is dead
That is thinking outside the box
OK, let us define the problem: How to remaster, boot a live system and be able to install a system of any size?
Would you say this is a fair definition of what we are talking about?
Yes I think that covers it.
So that points me to ..... is it possible to set up a live bootable OS on a USB stick, without compressing all the OS files into one livecd.sqfs file.
If the answer to that is yes, then the file size limit is eliminated, is it not?
After the uncompressed option is proven, then one could maybe choose to compress individual directories or use some other scheme to compress the files for use on limited size media.
Of course it would not be as efficient as a single file ....
Maybe your idea of splitting the .sqfs file might be an easier means to achieving the desired result.
Without lots of testing I wouldn't care to comment on that aspect
USB has the advantage of cheap and large and fast, over the other alternatives for live media.
Thanks Neal for forking this discussion off from the other thread