We are installing Endless from a full USB stick on a large number of computers. We want to add a few non-standard apps to the desktop for each one. Currently, we have to download each app on each machine, which is quite slow because of our slow internet connection. After an app installs on a machine, it gives the option to “Copy to USB drive.” I would love to be able to download each app once, copy it to a (second) USB stick, and then install those apps from that second stick on each machine, without having to download it multiple times.
The problem is that I can’t get the Copy to USB function to work. I started with a USB formatted as Ex-FAT, since that’s a pretty universal file system. When Endless didn’t recognize the drive, I switched to FAT-32. Endless recognized the drive. I could create folders on it from the Documents (?) app, but the App Install app could not write to it. It failed with a generic error – I’m sorry I didn’t write it down; I can find the exact wording the next time I am at the shop.
Any advice on how to load a custom set of apps –– that aren’t on the default full install USB –– onto a second USB for a quick second round of app installation?