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How can I partition and format an external
USB drive in three parts: 1/3 HFS+, 1/3 ext3,
1/3 FAT 32 ?
On 2004-06-06, Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How can I partition and format an external
> USB drive in three parts: 1/3 HFS+, 1/3 ext3,
> 1/3 FAT 32 ?
fdisk and mkfs?
John Thompson <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> On 2004-06-06, Paul <email@example.com> wrote:
> > How can I partition and format an external
> > USB drive in three parts: 1/3 HFS+, 1/3 ext3,
> > 1/3 FAT 32 ?
> fdisk and mkfs?
mkfs cannot format HFS+. If I partitition with fdisk,
MAC OSX 10.2.8 cannot format the resulting disk either.
On 2004-06-07, Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> John Thompson <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>> On 2004-06-06, Paul <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > How can I partition and format an external
>> > USB drive in three parts: 1/3 HFS+, 1/3 ext3,
>> > 1/3 FAT 32 ?
>> fdisk and mkfs?
> mkfs cannot format HFS+. If I partitition with fdisk,
> MAC OSX 10.2.8 cannot format the resulting disk either.
Would this help? http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-hfsplu...Linux on Flash Drive question....
I'd like to be able to install a Linux Distro to a USB Flash drive and have
the following capabilities...
1) the ability to boot from the USB drive
2) the ability to run from within Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista (like a
virtual machine) without rebooting to enter or leave Linux).
3) this should be a persistent install (for example, when running Linux from
my USB flash drive, I should be able to install an application or change the
wallpaper or save a document and those changes should be there the next time
I boot up my Linux USB flash drive installation)
I have found some instruc...USB Flash Drive and Linux
Whats the best linux distro that you can install onto a usb flash drive?
I have tryed flash linux but I cant get it to boot.
Robert Cook wrote:
> Whats the best linux distro that you can install onto a usb flash drive?
> I have tryed flash linux but I cant get it to boot.
I have good success with Mepis, both the Pro version and SimplyMepis.
<o><><><><><><><><><><><o><><><><><><><o><><>&l...Why linux is linux
We don't destroy, we create.
We don't imitate, we build.
We are not a network, we are a personal OS.
Attempting to Speak for Linux, You wrote: <<
We don't destroy, we create.
We don't imitate, we build.
We are not a network, we are a personal OS. >>
Linux is more like this: <<
Like everything else, we consume and are consumed.
We exchange ideas with everyone,
to the point where it's almost impossible to track.
We are artisans, not mass producers. >>
Jeff Relf wrote:
> Linux is mo...Booting Linux from an external USB drive
I thought I'd gently ease myself into the world of Linux by installing it
on an external disk (an old 60GB Toshiba notebook drive), so that I can
"dual boot" by plugging the drive into the USB port or unplugging it (in
which case, I boot Windows as usual) as required.
To this effect I installed Ubuntu 6.06 (with kernel 2.6.15-27) on the
drive. This worked.... but I'm now having problems booting up from the
drive, it only seems to work very intermittently, at other times I get
usb 2-3: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
sd 8:0:0:...installing Linux from a USB flash drive
Is there a way to install Linux (Centos) *from* a USB stick? I've installed
before from iso images on CD's / DVD's and PXE-over-the-network but can I
do it from a USB stick too?
When I googled the articles I could find all show me how to install it *to*
a USB. But how does one use USB as the istallation medium itself? I cannot
just copy the iso to a USB stick can I?
On 11/06/08 07:35, Rahul wrote:
> Is there a way to install Linux (Centos) *from* a USB stick? I've installed
> before from iso images on CD's / DVD's and PXE-over-the-network but can...mount in linux for USB flash drive
When I plug in the USB Flash Drive, Linux couldn't detect it. Should I
mount it in order to open files in flash drive? How to do that?
Please advise. Thanks!!
Oops! firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt) was seen spray-painting on a wall:
> When I plug in the USB Flash Drive, Linux couldn't detect it. Should I
> mount it in order to open files in flash drive? How to do that?
> Please advise. Thanks!!
It will likely pretend to be a SCSI device, therefore findable as
/dev/sda or /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb, or something in that series.
I'd suggest you do "tail -f /var/log/m...Using external USB drives with Linux
I am currently running Fedora Core 3 and want to upgrade to FC 6. I am
contenplating getting an external USB (or firewire) drive for backup
during the upgrade (and for general backup use).
I understand that some external drives come formatted NTFS, but I can
deal with that. I would reformat it, probably as vfat, so I could also
use it for backup under Windows. As long as my system recognizes the
sdisk as a mass storage device, I know what to do. Are there any other
potential problems. Are some drives recognizable only by Windows? I
am considering an Iomega drive. Any comments ab...My Linux is not your Linux
To the denizens of comp.os.linux.advocacy!
So many people demonstrate in this newsgroup that
they know only a Linux of Hatred and Greed, of paranoia,
and of a selfish sense of entitlement. They seem always to be
behaving like monkeys in reaction to human dissenters,
throwing feces at one another and beating their
chests pretending to know something.
My Linux is not that Linux. My Linux is the Linux of Love,
of sharing, friendship, community. It is a uniquely
human Linux and not one for monkeys. When I speak
with fellow Linux users in real life (i.e. not in the
monkeyhouse of COLA) they remin...Secure USB Flash Drive for Linux
I'm looking for a USB Flash Drive that will work with Linux that has
either or both of the following security features:
1. A biometric pad for a fingerprint authentication (I have seen the
BioStik but have yet to verify if the fingerprint authentication works
with Linux... if you know, let me know).
2. A password protected file space.
I've looked at a few flash drives that have these features with
Windows but, in most cases, I have only been able to mount the
insecure file space.
Barring getting something like this to work, I'll have to use a
separate crypto engine (like ...usb external drives not reliable for linux?
I bought an external usb drive for external storage for my linux system.
I discover that after a while (15 minutes?) of inactivity, I get this
ls: reading directory .: Input/output error
If I cd away and back again, my directory is back. Is that implicit in
usb or the drive? Can a disk be made to not do that? I have it mounted
in sync mode.
Charles T. Smith wrote:
> I bought an external usb drive for external storage for my linux system.
> I discover that after a while (15 minutes?) of inactivity, I get this
> ...I have Linux! I have Linux!
Ok, after two days of trying to get Windos 1900 installed and working , I
sat down an hour ago and installed Linux. In an hour.
Ok, I will be honest. I did have some problems, but I believe they were
of my own ignorance.
0) I started with trying to install Suse. However, I couldn't get it to
install. Why? Because I didn't read the menu. There is a startup menu
and the first entry is boot to harddisk. I thought that was the thing to
do so I did it about 4 times. Then I gave up. However, I went back to it
and subsequently realized that I should have chosen the 2nd men...Linux!! Linux!!
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http://twitter.com/rootnl2k http://www.faceboo...Automatic unmounting, USB flash drives and Linux
does Linux support automatic unmounting of USB devices (flash drives)
like Windows XP does
without manually unmounting.
Windows XP does not !
That also recommends you don't detach removable media without
disconnecting them first !
On 30 Giu, 13:46, NBaH <n_b_a_...@hotmail.fr> wrote:
> Windows XP does not !
> That also recommends you don't detach removable media without
> disconnecting them first !
Windows XP does, you bet. See Windows XP help...
The problem is: does Linux support automatic unmounting?
On 30 Giu, 15:34, Keith <k.ja...@gmail.com&...USB flash drive based Linux DVR?
I am looking at this $14 16 GB USB Flash drive:
And wondering if I might be able to use it, or two of them, to build
a basic, hard drive free, Linux based DVR?
Several folks have told me that this can't be done - that you need a
true hard drive to build a DVR of any type. The thing is, we would
probably just keep the latest episode or two of Jeopardy on there, so we
wouldn't need much room at al...HOW to boot Linux from an external USB or FireWire drive
Linux News - USA
IBM developerWorks has published a detailed technical article on booting
Linux from external FireWire or USB drives, in conjunction with a boot
floppy, USB ...
A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C000BD1D in VXD VMM(01) +
0000AD1D. The current application will be terminated.
...Help to boot Ubuntu Linux from USB flash drive
I have been searching for an answer to this question off and on for
about a month. I have a dual boot system set up with Vista and
Ubuntu. Everything is working great, relearning linux after getting
away from it for a few years. Anyway, on my old computer that I had
set up a few years ago to dual boot (XP and RedHat) I was able to set
it up so it would only boot into linux if I put in a floppy.
I now have Grub set up with Vista first so when my son starts up the
computer, he can go into Vista and use his account. The problem is
when I'm using linux, if I restart...external USB drive for Redhat linux 8.0
I am looking for an external USB drive for my linux machine(Redhat
8.0). I have heard that not many USB drives are compatible with linux.
If so, can someone give me suggestions about which USB drive to buy
that's known to work with linux machines?
Thanks in advance
On 17 Jul 2003 15:21:55 -0700, eddie wang staggered into the Black Sun
> I have heard that not many USB drives are compatible with linux.
Where'd you hear that from? It isn't true. USB disks (and CD-RWs, and
devices that emulate a disk like digital still cameras and "keychain
drives"...USB Flash Drives: Linux Booting Ahead of Windows
,----[ Quote ]
| Potential hurdles
| You may be able to install any piece of software on a UFD, but starting
| isn't always so straightforward. Lots of software, such as Microsoft
| Office, stores its settings in the Windows Registry.
| This is not a problem as long as the software is being run from the hard
| disk or a local UFD. But if you plug the UFD into a different PC, th
| program will search in vain for the missing Registry entries.
| The solution is that, for a program to work correctly from a UFD on
| any computer, it has to store all its settings in its home directory
|...Booting Linux from USB Flash Drive using Grub4Dos
Using Grub4Dos, I can start a number of Windows utilities stored in ISO
Using UNetbootin, I can start/install Ubuntu on my laptop.
However, I get an error when I try to start a Linux ISO image using
Have you ever used Grub4Dos to launch a Linux ISO image? If so, can you
send me a sample configuration?
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 05:25:50 -0600, Scott Bass wrote:
> Using Grub4Dos, I can start a number of Windows utilities stored in ISO
> Using UNetbootin, I can start/install Ubuntu ...[News] [Linux] Advantages of Linux Listed, Vista Drives Another User to Linux
5 reasons to use Ubuntu and not Windows
,----[ Quote ]
| Freedom of choice
| A stable system that doesn't have to be renewed
| Competition is good for technological progress
| Software is there to do a job, not to benefit a company
| The many, many little things
Open source and Linux looking better every day
,----[ Quote ]
| Vista Home Basic - How do you figure out all these different
| versions available? Thankfully a desktop shortcut to download
| an upgrade - the upgrade treadmill head start...a question of installing linux operating system on external hard drive
I am very interested in installing Linux Ubuntu on an external hard drive. =
Ideally, I hope that when I plug this HD to my desktop which has Windows 7 =
operating system, then I can use Ubuntu to do my programming work and all m=
y code, database mysql, Eclipse, Java etc all are installed at the external=
hard drive. Then I can unplug it from this desktop and plug into a laptop,=
I can continue my work left at Desktop. Is this possible?
Desktop hardware and the laptop hardware are different, e.g. video card, wi=
fi card etc. So when the external HD is with the desktop and I ...Installing linux on an IDE flash drive. Swap partition question
Been using a base installation of Debian on a 2GB IDE flash drive
plugged into one of these:
My question is about the swap partition on the flash drive. Flash
eventually wears out. Surely a flash based swap partition will wear out
that part of the flash a lot quicker than the flash used for the rest of
the Linux installation. Is this considered a problem or just accepted as
a "feature" of using a flash drive.
Can I run Linux without a swap partition or base the swap partition in RAM?
Rob Horton wrote:
> Been usi...