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Old 01-22-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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usb stick partition problem


Hello,

I'd like to format my USB in 2 partition: one fat32 (for data switch windows/linux and one for only windows. But when I use gparted to partition my stick in my backtrack installation, windows can only read the fat32, but not the ntfs. How can I solve this problem?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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Hello,

I'd like to format my USB in 2 partition: one fat32 (for data switch windows/linux and one for only windows. But when I use gparted to partition my stick in my backtrack installation, windows can only read the fat32, but not the ntfs. How can I solve this problem?
I had such an Idea few times ago (FAT2 + ext3). But USB sticks seems only to accept 1 type of partition (so far what I understood as newbie till now)..
So, why you dont keep a single partition?
FAT32 is quite easy to be read by any system.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
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Partition the fat32 with wins machine then you can read and write.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 06:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for your answers, but except the fat32 partition, I'd like to have a ntfs for windows files. This because files bigger than (I think) 5 GB can not be transferred to the stick with a fat32 partition.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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To impliment NTFS filesystem follow these steps.

Hope it'll help you.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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Windows can't read multiple partitions on usb drives.

Every modern distro can mount ntfs read write with ntfs-3g. May be as simple as mount in gui with right click option as writeable.
 
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