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USB with multiple partitions including Ubuntu Live

I wonder of my requirements below are possible. If not, feel free to answer it based on facts why it's impossible thanks. I'd like to have my 32GB Usb stick to be the ultimate fix usb containing the ...
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Recovering USB data [duplicate]

So a USB Drive I am trying to do a data recovery on has become rather problematic. It asks you if you wish to format the drive, so I performed a partition recovery using MiniTool. I then ran a ...
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How can I use diskpart to create win8 install media containing wim files larger than 4gb?

This site describes the manual procedure for preparing a usb drive to function as a bootable install medium for win8 using diskpart. Additionally here are discussed numerous strategies for dealing ...
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USB-Stick Detected as 2 Devices

When I plug in my USB Stick, Ubuntu detects 2 devices. One device containing a few Mebibytes and another one containing the rest of the storage. This is rather annoying, because when I plugin in my ...
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UUID and Drive Cloning

I have a project that I am working on, which involves a USB Storage Device and a boo.table version of linux. The way this project is coming together, I am having multiple partitions on the USB drive ...
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Drive unable to be initialized in Windows 8.1 - “The device is not ready”

I've got a Western Digital WD10EZEX drive that arrived today. It is a replacement for another drive of the same make and model. I'm plugging it in to a Plugable Hard Drive Dock, which is connected to ...
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Putting Debian 7.3 on a USB drive via the dd command

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but I assumed as it's pertaining to the dd command it would be. Normally to do this I'd use the Windows application Universal USB Installer but per ...
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How can I repartition and format 'Toshiba USB 2.0 ext HDD USB device' containing CDFS partition?

[Edited 19 jan 2014] I have rephrased the question and added additional info about failed attempts. The presence of the CDFS partition is essential and has blocked all attempts so far; also this makes ...
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Reformat Debian Bootable USB Drive back to Regular Storage

I created a Debian Netinstall Bootable USB drive using a SanDisk Cruzer Edge. The USB stick booted fine but now I cannot reformat it back. Diskpart reads it as 0B used and 0B free, Disk Management ...
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How to force Windows to recognize USB as USB HDD and not USB removable media [duplicate]

I bought a pack of SanDisk Cruzer Facet 8GB USB sticks and upon insertion half of them appear as removable media devices and the other half appear as hard drives. For some reason, windows does not ...
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How to expand unused space on usb key

My NAS runs Ubuntu Server 12.04, it runs this from an 8gb USB disk which is getting quite full so I have transferred that to a 32gb key using dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/sdb bs=512 Now, this is great, ...
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Adding a boot partition to my external hard drive

I'm working in Windows 7 and trying to create a bootable Windows 7 partition. I'm working with a computer with no optical drive and the only USB device I have is a 2TB external HDD with a bunch of ...
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USB drive with standard and encrypted Linux partitions

I'm trying to set up a USB device that works as a normal USB drive under Windows, but also has a complete encrypted Linux system installed along side of it. Basically, I want a standard partition that ...
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1answer
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Pendrive without any partitions on it

I got a pendrive with only partition table on it (lsblk outputs /dev/sdc, but not /dev/sdc1). Is it fully safe just to create partition on it and format it?
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1answer
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Testdisk not finding any errors, but still hard-drive is not working

After reading last night around 3 hours of articles and tutorials on the internet, and not finding anything, I thought it's time to post here. I have an external drive of 500 GB where I have a LOT of ...
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1answer
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Recover data from USB which doesnt appear to have a partition

Possible duplicate but all other example seems to have output for sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdx. Upon inserting the USB the following appears in dmesg· Ubuntu doesn't acknowledge the device in terms of ...
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175 views

Multibootable USB with windows, linux and iso

I want to create a multibootable usb, that will contain some linux distros, some windows ones as well as some non-OS iso(such as Hiren's boot DVD, Parted Magic bootble CD etc). As far as ...
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1answer
350 views

Two partitions on USB drive

I want to have two partitions on my USB drive. First one mainly for all files, I decided to be FAT32 because it works on Linux and Windows. Second one for my Linux Mint backup and private files, ...
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backup complete TC Volume to external drive. Bootable USB Tool

In the 90ies I used Norton Ghost to back up entire Volumes of my PC to external USB drives. (Ghost on a bootable CD. No fancy shadow copy magic while running under Windows). It saved me more than ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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2answers
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Format USB drive to NTFS/FAT from UDF

I formatted a USB drive UDF to boot an ISO image and now I can't find a way to get it back to being in NTFS/FAT or another usable format. Do I need a 3rd party tool?
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the ...
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1answer
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How to partition a USB drive into 2 sections for Centos ISO files

I actually once did this but forgot how it's done and also did not take notes. i think i need to create 2 partitions. one needs to be 500 mb and the rest needs to me whatever is left in the USB ...
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2answers
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How to create hybrid MBR/GPT partition on USB drive?

Can you please tell me how to create a hybrid MBR/GPT partition on the USB drive? I need the MBR for the boot as my BIOS doesn't boot GPT partitions.
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Reusing a USB flash drive with a hidden partition

I have a USB flash drive with a hidden encrypted partition on it. I'd like to reuse it, but so far I have been unsuccessful in wiping it. It is an SanDisk Cruzer 8GB with what I assume was with the ...
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1answer
146 views

Boot Ubuntu from Multi Partition USB drive

I have an USB that is of 3 partitions G:\, H:\ and I:\ Both G:\ and H:\ are write protected. I have recently installed Ubuntu 13 in I:\ drive using the USB Installer. I would like to Try Ubuntu ...
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How do I write-protect a partition of a USB drive on OS X that can work cross-platform?

I bought a bunch of USB sticks that I want to give as a gift to friends and clients, with some files on them. I'd like to have the files non-erasable (though I realise they can format the drive, I ...
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1answer
56 views

Is there a way to prevent a partition on a usb key from being mounted?

Is there a way to block certain partitions on a usb key from being mounted? Not at the OS level, but at the usb key level. I'd like to be able to put my key in any other computer (windows, osx, linux) ...
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1answer
87 views

Partition USB disk for a live cd + data readable on any computer? [duplicate]

I have a 16Gb USB key that I'd like to make it that way : A partition that would contain knoppix and be bootable by any computer (linux, windows based computer) A data partition which would be ...
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1answer
165 views

How to boot from an external hard drive

I got an old compaq computer (5 years old) which came with windows vista. I made its recovery disks. Few days ago I took its Hard drive out to use it as a portable hard drive but now I want to install ...
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260 views

Resizing a FAT32 partition on a bootable USB using GParted fails

I have a 16GB FAT32 formatted USB. I've installed many bootable ISOs on it using Your Universal MultiBoot Installer. I'm trying to resize the partition YUMI is installed on to minimum size (all the ...
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1answer
281 views

Crazy drive letter issue when installing windows 7 from usb [closed]

I have 4 primary partitions on my hard disk with MBR partition table. I don't use "System Reserved" aka "separate boot" partition. So the first partition is labelled "System boot active primary" . ...
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1answer
388 views

How to format unrecognized USB drive?

I have used Unetbootin on one of my USB drive, and it seems to have partitioned it some way that it's no longer recognized by any OS. It's not even listed when I turn on my computer and press F12 to ...
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1answer
223 views

USB flash drive doesn't appear in any OS

Hi I got new Kingston DataTraveller drive. I have repartitioned it in OS X than dumped and image of another flash drive on it. Few more times of the same but now it doesn't appear in any OS when I ...
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1answer
230 views

USB not registering on Linux

I have a usb with a hidden cdfs partition that I want to purge, but when I plug it into my linux box, it doesn't register. fdisk -l only shows my hard drives, and the usb doesn't auto-mount. I pulled ...
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1answer
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Drive Partitions not Extending [duplicate]

I have a USB stick which I made into a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu, and then I formatted the USB stick. However, it only has 2MB of space on it, however it is an 8GB USB. I ...
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1answer
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Error Loading Operating System when booting to a dual partitioned USB drive

I seem to have an odd issue with a dual partitioned usb drive, here is my setup: I created 2 partitions on my external hard drive. One partition has my bootable Windows environment ( WinPE 3.0 ) ...
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Is it possible to install a bootable version of Windows 7 onto a flash stick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive How can I Install a fresh copy of Windows XP or windows 7 into USB flash I'm thinking of changing to a new laptop that only ...
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1answer
181 views

Is it possible to make certain disk sectors readonly

Is it by anyway possible to make certain disk sectors read-only? (The disk being specifically a USB Flash drive). Also the possibility of repartitioning the drive and making one partition read-only ...
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3answers
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How to truly erase contents of USB drive?

I have a 2GB USB drive that had about 1.8GB of stored data on it. So I delete these files, and then I check the drive's properties, and I see it still has 1.8GB of data on it (only 0.2GB remaining)! ...
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1answer
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How to partition and format a new HDD when it is connected via USB 3.0 (Linux)?

I just received a new unformatted 2.5" hard disk (1 TB) and an external USB 3.0 enclosure to use with my laptop (Thinkpad). I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I access and format this HDD ...
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1answer
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Data transfer is extrem slow after partitioning extern usb drive

I bought an extern usb 3.0 drive with 500 gb capacity. OS is Windows 7. I use it with an usb 2.0 slot, no prob. Initially I used it without making several partitions and it was fast as hell. Then I ...
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1answer
452 views

If I partition a drive connected via eSata will it show different partitions when connected via USB?

I have an odd problem with an external drive. I'm formatting it connected to my laptop prior to connecting it to my router. The HDD enclosure has both an eSata and USB connections. Generally, I ...
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2answers
872 views

Create Hidden Partition on USB

I need to split an USB flash disk into two USB drives, each one with its own drive letter, but one of these has to be hidden. In the non-hidden partition I want to place my software, and in the ...
2
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1answer
349 views

Partition Bootable Flash Drive

I created a bootable flash drive with Chromium OS installed on it. However, Chromium OS only needs about 4GB of space, and my flash drive is 8GB. I wanted to make the rest of the 4GB a FAT32 ...
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4answers
249 views

Booting a PC to disk partition format tool

I often need to format a partition disks on my windows based machines. At the moment I do this by using a Win 7 install CD and going as far as the custom install page. Is there an easier way to get to ...
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Multi-partition USB stick

In my freelance job as "the dude that fixes your computer" I have an extremely handy tool, a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu LiveCD that allows me to recover and investigate in a known, working ...
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1answer
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Secure USB Drive by creating 2 partitions one is read only

i have a Lexar 8GB flash drive and i want to protect it using some software i forgot it's name o anything about it ! . The software creates 2MB (i think) partition on the drive and the rest of the ...
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1answer
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Made the USB Drive as Swap Partition, Installed it, How to undo it{Ubuntu 10.10}

Well,it was a very stupid thing to do on my part, But I made a 500 GB USB connected Hard Disk as my swap partition (thinking it will be only used during installation) and installed Ubuntu10.10. I ...
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473 views

Recover a lost partition on a USB flash drive (after using it for boot)

I used wintoflash to create a bootable device from my USB flash drive. It had 8GB, and now I can see only 2GB. I tried using win 7 default disk management utility but it can't merge the partitions. ...