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Sorry, checked archives and couldnt find a procedure to help.
I was given a 256mb USB pen drive as a present.
I plan to use this device as a replacement for CD's. I already do not use floppies.
I use a linux distro at home (SLackware 10.0) only, no Windows. However, I still want to set the USB drive up with fat32 so I can use it on Windows and Linux as I use Windows at work.
I am a nooby with usb drives. I have deduced that I can detect the drive in:
If I run ls here, I find a whole lot of numbers, one number for each of my usb ports (I think). Each umber is a directory.
001 002 003 004 005
I know it detects the presence of my pen drive as there is a read-write file corresponding to the usb port I have the drive in 001.
For example, If I use port 2 I have the files 001 and 002 inside my /001 directory.
If I use port 4, I have 001 and 004 in my /001 (mount ?) directory.
Also, I know I can actually boot off this device as my VIA motherboard automatically detected its presence on boot and added an entry into the bios boot sequence (without my permission : / )
Of course, it fails to boot as it has no Linux boot kernerl on it..
1. If possible I want 2 paritions on this drive. One smallish partion with enough space for a very tiny linux kernel so I can boot my computer with this drive. The scond partition: FAT32 so I can transfer betwween Win and Linux.
2. If the above is not possible, (The reason probably being that a linux boot kernel might disrupt the Win autorun ) I am willing to settle for a FAT32 only solution.
I just need a procedure of some kind to format my usb drive in linux and read and write to it in linux...