[PC-BSD Testing] USB image identification
kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jun 6 11:47:28 PDT 2012
On 06/05/2012 13:55, Curt Dox wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org
> <mailto:kris at pcbsd.org>> wrote:
> On 06/05/2012 13:35, Curt Dox wrote:
>> I would like to know if there is already an easy way to discover
>> the version/type of any particular USB stick after it has been
>> burned but *without* needing to boot it. Is there a readme file
>> or some other sort of distinguishing feature that could be easily
>> found that would indicate which USB image was burned?
>> If such a thing does not exist, I would like to suggest a small
>> readme/manifest file that would be in an easily reached location
>> within each USB, right inside / if possible would be difficult to
>> Testing mailing list
>> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org <mailto:Testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> If you can mount the USB stick, you should see a "pcbsd-media"
> file on it, which contains the version string.
> I was unaware of that file. However, the stick in question is
> identified by that file as '9.0-BETA3' which for it is only a version
> number, and says nothing of whether it is the liveusb or boot-only or
> usbfull or what. Another usb stick is identified by that file as '9.0'.
> I would like to suggest adding the iso/img type: full, lite,
> boot-only, etc, and also add the architecture: i386 or amd64, unless
> we choose to be more precise with 32-bit vs 64-bit.
> Thank you!
Good idea! I've added a new "pcbsd-media-details" file, which will be on
every media type. It'll contain something like this:
"PC-BSD 9.0 amd64 LIVE DVD/USB - Wed Jun 6 14:46:35 EDT 2012"
That should be enough details to let us figure out what it is :)
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