Build up a DietPi system with some of my custom software on a X86 device with M2 SSD
Get an image from the M2 SSD
Copy this image to other X86 devices
Is alreday done.
I know and already used dietpi-imager on a Pi4 but would expect the SSD to be connected to another system. Probably this might be emulated by booting the X86 device with a DietPi on a USB stick. Question: How to build a DietPi Live System on a USB stick?
In the past I used Balena Etcher to write to SD-Cards. I can’t use it to write to the M2 SSD. Maybe the mentioned DietPi on a USB stick might be also a solution here? Question: How to write the previously saved image to a M2 SSD?
Did anybody but me also encounter this Use Case and maybe has some hints for me.
I would appreciate that a lot.
In theory you can just make an image and flash it to any storage medium.
For writing an image to a USB stick etc you can use dd command, or use clonezilla, if you want a more interactive user experience.
To make an image you can use a live linux distro on a machine, connect the drive and run the DietPi imager script, like you already mentioned.
However, CloneZilla provides also an iso image to boot directly into clonezilla.
If I understand it right, you have a soecial running DietPi system which you want to duplicate.
This could be done similar to dietpi-imager by minimizing the DietPi partition (see also Moving a running DietPi system to a USB stick/disk or an onboard eMMC – DietPi Blog for some ideas). Then generate an image by dd the disk contents, but dd only the needed size and not the whole disk to get a small image. Details for this could be retreived from dietpi-imager.
Possibly dietpi-imager can help without any change…
Thank you, this is really simple. I followed the installation procedure for x86 until now but that installs to the m2 SSD.
For booting from stick with x86 PC can I flash the iso with BalenaEtcher as I already did for my Raspberry Pi?