USB Parttioning for making Live USB Distro
I have just been using different methods for creating Live USB namely Unetbootin,Multi System,Universal USB Creator,LiLi, "dd" etc.
I have just come across the concept of "Super Floppy Formatting" (only 1 partition for the entire drive)..I read that for some apps listed above, the USB to be partitoned as a Hard Disk for the ISO to work .It seems windows recognises all flash drives as "Removable", so the idea is to trick Win to believe that it is a HDD.
I think only Lexar partitioning utility takes care of the above..I guess even HP USB formats as a "Super floppy" format
Currently , I use mkdosfs -F32 /dev/sdx for creating a FAT32 partition..Should I once again create a sub partition to format as USB-HDD?
So for example if ur usb is /dev/sdb,you have to create partition table (MBR) ,then
create another F32 partition (gets created as /dev/sdb1
Also most of the apps have formatting option ..Would that not take care of the above? I am confused
Has anyone encountered such problems in creating Single/Multi Boot USBs?
Last edited by vikrang; 03-05-2011 at 03:52 AM.