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Old 06-18-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Partition MP3 player


Hi,

I've got a Samsung YP-U2 MP3 player (Just a 1GB usb-drive, just mount it and write files)
I was wondering if I could partition it so that I have a 850MB partition for music, and another one for a LiveUSB distro (Gentoo).

I already know how to create a one, the only thing I'm not sure about is whether or not my MP3 functions will still work. Is there a chance the firmware would support multiple partitions.

My first guess is to put the MP3 partition up front as the first, and of course, leave it as FAT32.

Any suggestions, experiences or don't-do's? I'd appreciate it.

Thx in advance
 
Old 06-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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I don't know if it's possible, but it sounds like a good theory. In fact, I too want to try this now, but my mp3 player is only 512mb.

One point of advice. Before you do anything, backup the entire device, including partition tables. This way, if your bork it, you can get it back to normal easily.
 
Old 06-18-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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I was planning to just dd an image.
Think it won't create any problems?

P.S.: 512MB is still enough in my opinion. I never have more than a few albums on it.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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Just wanted to let you know: It doesn't work. The player's firmware can't handle more than 1 partition, neither can it handle 1 partition that's not the whole size of the drive.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 11:12 AM   #5
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WEll thats not cool. :/

* wonders if the firmware can be up upgraded/flashed to something that can handle multiple partitions *
 
  


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