Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Jan. 30 2008,21:45
[quote=^thehatsrule^,Jan. 30 2008,16:27]
|They aren't 2 separate devices, but 1 device with 2 partitions. The main reason is for compatibility. This was discussed in these forums, see them for exact details on the decision. You seem to imply there is a problem with it, but there isn't... ? Afaik, that partition is ext2 (which by default is unreadable under windows - and the default native driver for those devices in windows only supports 1 partition) but under most cases you don't need to access that anyways.|
Thanks for the explanation. It all makes sense now and I've got no problems with this arrangement as I use a separate USB pendrive for each DSL variant.
I was surprised more than anything as I thought the 2 partition setup was for ZIP and a single one for USB.
Still puzzles me why F8 should show a separate desktop ikon for each partition. For one moment I thought DSL had mysteriously migrated to my printers USB drive.