Partioning USB Flash Drive

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  1. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    Partitioning USB Flash Drive

    Can any one rec a windows based or linux live disk that can partition a flash drive into 2 an then make the primary parttion active.


    Or do I need to use fdisk - acronis and Paragon product don't seem to notice flash drives>
     
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  2. Hi starfish 001,

    I couldn't say not having fiddled with such utilities .... yet, instead a page that might provide some ideas beyond your mentions ....

    xxxx://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/partitioneditors.shtml

    This utility below states it only works with HP product's, not the case from my reads. If you run a few searches you'll see described in several articles that it work's with most USB flash drive's, whether it allows what you seek in a partitioning tool
    I couldn't say ....

    xxxx://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/hpcpqdt/us/download/20306.html

    Trust someone will come along if no joy from these. ;)
    Substitute http for the x's, I have issues!


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    Thanks for the links

    - hp link is excellent but only provides formating

    - xxxx://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/partitioneditors.shtml link has some good links to Ranish PM among other


    I think I might try partitioning under linux or Fdsik from dos need to find a floppy drive ;)

    Windows based utilitied don't seem to let you partition usb flash drives.
     
  4. Yep, looks like DOS FDISK from the Windows 98 CD is the one to use .... "ability to create a master boot record, create partitions, set active partitions, and format and transfer boot files to the active partition."

    Ref.

    xxxx://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shaher/Bootable_USB.html


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    Found that link before I posted - very good - but just thought there must be another way from windows ;) .....

    But it looks like DOS FDISK can't see another way a part from Linux
     
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