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Partitioning 512mb Flash Drive. Linux software to use?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Elsterap, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. Elsterap

    Elsterap Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2005
    How do i do i partition my 512mb flash frive in the simplest possible way please?

    its a 512mb one and i want to install linux on it and be able to use it as a flash drive still so i would split it in half. what linux software easily gets onto a flash drive?
  2. Headrush


    Feb 9, 2005
    fdisk will work. Use
    fdisk -l
    to see all the drives connected and then
    fdisk /dev/sdX
    and change sdX to the location from the first command that matches your flash.
    (Within the program there is help)

    No guarantees that windows will scan the second partition, but most Linux distros should.
  3. tsunam


    Sep 14, 2003
  4. short101


    Dec 17, 2003
    If you dont like fdisk, try cfdisk, its an ncurses version, little bit more intuitive. I put sysrescuecd onto mine. I basically made a fat16 partition at the front of the key, then put an ext2 partition on the second half and installed grub into its mbr. This way when i plug it into windows, windows only sees the fat partition, giving some security from deleting the rescue cd files.
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