Creating a windows 7 self updating hardware independent image
mkusb will 'use the whole device', actually only the head end (size of the iso file), but the rest of the device is not available.mkusb simply clones the ISO 9660 file system with its content from the iso file.The rest of the drive space is used for storage compatible with Windows.
A simple version based on version 7.4 is made for such cases - mkusb-bas. A simple version based on version 7.4 is made for such cases - mkusb-bas. And when you have started along the persistent path, some warnings may pop up and finally you are prompted to select the percentage of the remaining drive space for persistence.
Instead it is recommended to keep most program packages as they are, and only upgrade packages when really necessary.
The following command lines work, when you want to update & upgrade the program packages that belong to mkusb without affecting the other program packages.
This ISO 9660 file system works from CD/DVD disks, and also from USB drives.
After using a USB pendrive like this, you make a new partition table and file system, if you want to use it for another purpose.