Joined: Sep. 2006
||Posted: Nov. 13 2006,11:24
|Quote (Nuke @ Nov. 12 2006,20:35)|
|I recently got a Kingston DataTraveler U3.|
I really want to get rid of the first partition that has the following files:
% ls -l /Volumes/KINGSTON\ U3/
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 2999761 Feb 28 2006 LaunchPad.zip
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 921600 Feb 13 2006 LaunchU3.exe
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 145 Feb 13 2006 autorun.inf
Hi, I'm still exploring U3 myself. I have a SanDisk U3 micro but so far I have not been able to even mount or even see the first (partition) under Linux. This makes me think it may not even be a partition. My understanding on U3 is it uses different hardware then standard USB drives. Perhaps it is burned into the chip and can not be changed.
So you have no use at all for U3? No access to a Win XP or 2000 box?
In my opinion U3 is one of the neatest things since sliced bread, there are some very nice portable programs available for U3 and more on the way.
I have my U3 setup with portable U3 programs, non U3 portable programs and Embedded DSL that I can run inside Win 2000 using QEMU. The one XP box I have access to won't run DSL but I'm still working on that.
Just yesterday I booted DSL from a CD and could mount the U3 flashdrive. This may be the best way to go on the U3 stick. Boot off of the CD then save to the stick. This gives me four ways to use the U3 stick, one is for running U3 programs, the second is for running non U3 portable programs, the third way is to run DSL within Windows and the forth is to use the stck to save data. Makes a great way to show friends some of the things the little flashdrive can do.
Here is what the first directory looks like on the U3 SanDisk 1GB.
dc@linux-xiwa:/media> cd usbdisk
dc@linux-xiwa:/media/usbdisk> ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 5 dc root 16384 2006-10-28 16:05 7-ZipPortable
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 110 2006-05-27 18:17 boot.msg
drwxr-xr-x 8 dc root 16384 2006-11-12 23:51 Documents
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 226 2006-05-27 18:17 dsl-linux.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 364 2006-05-27 18:17 dsl-windows.bat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 1592 2006-05-27 18:17 f2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 1595 2006-05-27 18:17 f3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 256 2006-05-27 18:17 german.kbd
drwxr-xr-x 5 dc root 16384 2006-11-03 06:38 GIMPPortable
drwxr-xr-x 2 dc root 16384 2006-05-27 18:17 knoppix
-r-xr-xr-x 1 dc root 950272 2006-04-18 16:33 LaunchU3.exe
-r-xr-xr-x 1 dc root 994807 2006-05-27 18:17 linux24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 36649 2006-05-27 18:17 logo.16
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 801359 2006-05-27 18:17 minirt24.gz
drwxr-xr-x 5 dc root 16384 2006-11-03 06:35 NVUPortable
drwxr-xr-x 3 dc root 16384 2006-05-27 18:17 qemu
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 468 2006-05-27 18:17 qemu-linux-notes.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 1965 2006-05-27 18:17 readme.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dc root 2075 2006-05-27 18:17 syslinux.cfg
drwxr-xr-x 3 dc root 16384 2006-05-24 13:43 System
Note - the U3 programs are in the System directory.
Here is the disk usage.
dc@linux-xiwa:~> df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 974M 290M 684M 30% /media/usbdisk
Even with all the U3 stuff on the stick I still have lots of room left over.