[SATLUG] Using U3 Flash Drives on Linux
zylone31337 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 20:20:27 CDT 2008
> Tweeks wrote:
>> Anyone every have any pro/cons to report w/using U3 enabled flash
> drives on
>> Linux? I recently plugged a couple in and was a bit upset to see
>> hidden ISO partitions mounted with a bunch of windows cruft on
>> there.. so
>> much so that wiped the drives and repartitioned/formatted, etc.
>> Has anyone actually had any useful reports or points of interest with
>> to these U3 drives? Should non-windows folks stay away from them? I'm
>> seeing some nice thumb drive hardware come out.. ex:
>> but don't know if I should stay away from U3 based devices or not.
>> Any comments welcome.
> I use a 1GB SanDisk Cruzer across both Windoze and Linux environments
> without issue. Works under Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS and DSL; Win2K, XP and
> Vista. Granted, there's some extra junk in there that Linux doesn't
> really need (I'm not sure U3 is really needed anywhere...), but I
> haven't noticed any problems...
I have used two different thumbdrives with U3 on them under ubuntu and
windows. In fact, I removed the U3 software so I could make one a
bootable linux thumbdrive. Here is the link to the uninstall if you wish
to do that.. it makes it just a plain drive with nothing on it..
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