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Old 07-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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64gb thumb disk.


Hi all,

I think of buying a 64gb thumb disk. I know I need to make a 4gb partitions to install LUbuntu 13.04 64bit on. My question is can I take the other 60gb and make one big partitions or do I need to make a lot of 4gb partitions?

I'm going to take my Beatles 24/96 flac files that I convert from my LP Records Album that is about 22gb of music files. My 2nd question is what would be a good audio player for them that will play 24/96 flac files?

I got a good deal on that 64gb thumb disk. Any help would be great.

You got to love Linux and the best thing it's free.

Thanks
Jack
 
Old 07-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hi there,

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I think of buying a 64gb thumb disk.
are they already available at decent prices?

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I know I need to make a 4gb partitions to install LUbuntu 13.04 64bit on.
You need to? Why? And why 4GB? Actually, 4GB is quite small for a full-fledged Ubuntu, unless you're using a compressed file system.
You can partition a USB drive just the same way as you would a regular internal drive.

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My question is can I take the other 60gb and make one big partitions or do I need to make a lot of 4gb partitions?
Whatever you think is appropriate for your specific use.

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My 2nd question is what would be a good audio player for them that will play 24/96 flac files?
Not sure about flac (never used that), but VLC has the reputation of playing anything that reeks of audio or video. Hasn't ever let me down so far.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Hi,

When I use Pendrivelinux to install LUbuntu it only let me set the persistence to 4gb that is why I said that. Then I use the 60gb for download and files.

Thanks
Jack
 
Old 07-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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You really should try some Linux tools sometime. The command dd will copy an ISO to your thumb drive just fine.
Code:
if=<file> of=<device> bs=4M; sync
<file> is the complete path to you ISO in this case (if = input file).
<device> is your thumb drive designation (sdx where x is correct for your system).

It is recommended to format the entire thumb to a fat partition of some sort I would use fat32 on that drive and ignore any left over.

When you have finished with the dd you can go and set up any sort of paritition you want. I would make persistence bigger than 4gig for sure. Probably make it about 20 on a huge drive like that.

Or partition the thing and simpy install on it as already suggested. For me on my hardware I find the Live Session actually boots quicker. Using persistence seems slow though as does a full install.

Both work fine though. If you use it as a rescue/data recovery OS speed is not really the most important thing. Being reliable is and either one is very reliable.

I am jealose. I have a 32 gig drive. 64 sounds really great.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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Hi there,

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When I use Pendrivelinux to install LUbuntu it only let me set the persistence to 4gb that is why I said that.
oh, that's a different story. The persistence thing is only a small portion of memory set aside to store persistent data (oh, who would've thought that). Technically, it's a large file containing a file system of its own, which is being mounted at boot. The reason why you can't make it larger than 4GB is possibly that you formatted the entire USB pen drive to FAT32, which doesn't allow for files larger than 4GB (a technical limit). By the way, 4GB for persistent data (probably the /home directories) is an awful lot, I think.

And from your remark I take it that you didn't intend to make a regular, full install, but instead a live system that runs off a read-only partition or an ISO image. That's a very different thing. But even so, you could make, let's say, a 10GB partition and put the OS image plus the persistent storage on it, and then make then make one more partition taking the remaining 50GB. Once your live system is running, you can access this extra partition like any other, and can use it to store files.
But then again, you don't even need this persistence stuff if you can use the remaining space as an extra partition with full read and write access.

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Old 07-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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A usb flash drive should appear to the OS or installer as if it were a regular hard drive. Install it and make any type or amount of partitions as you would a regular drive.

Be sure you remove connector to the internal hard drives when doing this to prevent any mistakes. I use install to usb's with a virtual machine.
 
  


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