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Old 03-06-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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U3 + Linux Live?

I recently received a U3 Cruzer Micro 1GB stick, and I was curious as to whether or not I could boot a live Slax distribution called BackTrack 2 on the flash stick without having to remove the U3 capability of the flash. I know the U3 iso9660 portion of the stick can be copied and restored later, but I'd rather leave U3 on there. Don't ask me why, I know I'm probably crazy for doing so (Especially with things like PortableApp floating around) While I know basically what is required for a linux distro to be bootable on a hard drive, and I assume the process is similar for a USB flash stick, I'm not so sure whether or not writing the boot loader to the stick will overwrite U3

Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks
Old 03-06-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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I don't think it is possible to boot a flash stick without getting rid of U3.


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