Installer doesn't allow USB drives
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I'd like to install PureOS (or just some mounting points) on a USB drive.

However, the Partitioning step of the installer doesn't display USB drives as an option, only HDDs\SSDs.

Richard created this task.Jan 3 2019, 3:57 PM

Just for the sake of clarity, you want to install PureOS on USB attached drive? So you're looking to have a persistent version of PureOS on the USB drive?

jeremiah.foster triaged this task as "Normal" priority.Jan 3 2019, 7:31 PM
Richard added a comment.EditedJan 3 2019, 8:19 PM

@jeremiah.foster Yes, this is one of the possible use cases.

But more broadly, the ability to choose USB drives as a partition target would enable more complex schemes like placing certain partitions (/boot, etc) on a separate USB media whereas installing the other ones on HDD\SSD.

Hope this clarify things a bit, otherwise I'd be happy to expand on this more.

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