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KDE isoimagewriter

Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:47 am
Hello, can someone help me on how to install the KDE isoimagewriter found in https://download.kde.org/unstable/isoimagewriter/0.8/ .
I am new to linux and Kde neon in general but I have some basic understanding of it, and reading through some previous posts with regards to the same application I could understand that I need to run cmake to compile the program, but it did not work. Thank you
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Re: KDE isoimagewriter  Topic is solved

Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:36 pm
I am not sure how to compile this, right off the top of my head, and not looking too deeply at the contents of the download, but at the very minimum you would need to do the possibly tedious task of determining all the necessary dependency packages to install.

To get started, you would need to install the package build-essential, and possibly cmake.
Then, extract the contents of the archive you downloaded to a directory. Go to that folder in Dolphin, then hit the f4 key to open a terminal in that dir.
Do these commands:
mkdir build >>> creates a folder to buld the program, called 'build'
cd build >>> moves the terminal in to that dir
cmake .. >>> attempts to set up things to be compiled, looks for missing deps and tools. The two periods are needed here.

You WILL see error messages, that tell you what you need to find, and you will have to investigate each one, and you will have to run the cmake command multiple times, after fixing each error you find. This will go on, possible a large number of times.

Unless someone can specify all the things needed to be installed, this will be quite tedious process to get a possible very buggy alpha/beta level program.

I suggest a more accessible tool, such as Balena Etcher, which is cross platform and works very well, in my experience.
or the dd command
https://www.howtogeek.com/414574/how-to ... -in-linux/
The last half of the article shows this.


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Re: KDE isoimagewriter

Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:13 pm
There is a deb at:

https://pkgs.org/download/usb-imagewriter

that might be worth trying.
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Re: KDE isoimagewriter

Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:43 pm
gfielding wrote:There is a deb at:

https://pkgs.org/download/usb-imagewriter

that might be worth trying.

This is definitely not the same thing at all, particularly as the deb's contents are from 2012, and doesn't even have the same name. And it is a Python program, not a compiled one

And ultimately:
A GUI tool to write .img files like produced by the ubuntu-mobile team for UME to USB Keys


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Re: KDE isoimagewriter

Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Thank you to everyone who replied, much appreciated. I actually ended up compiling from the source ( just after posting the problem, I ended up reading about how to compile using cmake and install using either make or checkinstall), the program integrated well with neon but sadly it didn't work at all and ended up crashing (that was to be expected I guess), but I am hopeful about future releases. Once again thank you to you all ;D
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:32 pm
claydoh wrote:I am not sure how to compile this, right off the top of my head, and not looking too deeply at the contents of the download, but at the very minimum you would need to do the possibly tedious task of determining all the necessary dependency packages to install.

To get started, you would need to install the package build-essential, and possibly cmake.
Then, extract the contents of the archive you downloaded to a directory. Go to that folder in Dolphin, then hit the f4 key to open a terminal in that dir.
Do these commands:
mkdir build >>> creates a folder to buld the program, called 'build'
cd build >>> moves the terminal in to that dir
cmake .. >>> attempts to set up things to be compiled, looks for missing deps and tools. The two periods are needed here.

You WILL see error messages, that tell you what you need to find, and you will have to investigate each one, and you will have to run the cmake command multiple times, after fixing each error you find. This will go on, possible a large number of times.

Unless someone can specify all the things needed to be installed, this will be quite tedious process to get a possible very buggy alpha/beta level program.

I suggest a more accessible tool, such as Balena Etcher, which is cross platform and works very well, in my experience.
or the dd command
https://www.howtogeek.com/414574/how-to ... -in-linux/
The last half of the article shows this.


Yep I know etcher, but I was looking for something that had kde integration build into it, and something that could format the disk when needed (this was because when the disks I formatted using either CLI or using programs like kde partition manager were not recognized by windows systems (probably my mistake). In the end I found this https://github.com/DanielRios549/mintstick-kde, and it seems to work alright, a bit slow compared to dd but the disks formatted by it is definitely recognized by windows systems. And I thank you for that great answer and the time you spend on this issue, much appreciated.
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Re: KDE isoimagewriter

Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:18 am
I have been using Startup Disk Creator, though it is a GNOME program (GTK), it works perfectly well on KDE Neon.
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sudo apt install usb-creator-gtk


Currently using KDE Neon 5.20.1 and 5.17.5 (run Windows 10 in a VM); migrated from Linux Mint 17.3
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Re: KDE isoimagewriter

Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:38 am
There is a kde version of Startup Disk Creator:
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sudo apt install usb-creator-kde


Currently running (and very much enjoying!) KDE neon User Edition

 
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