Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 30 2007,12:02
|Quote (curaga @ Mar. 30 2007,02:36)|
|U3 causes problems with all Linuxes, it's a M$-only solution. You gotta delete it first, before trying using it as a normal usb stick......|
What problems does it cause? I use U3 sticks all the time between Linux, Microsoft, and (on REALLY bad days) Macs and there's never a problem. The only Linux (and Mac) "issue" is that I can't authenticate running Windows, even under WINE, so I can't mount the U3 pseudo-partition. This doesn't bother me at all.
There are benefits to leaving U3 on sticks, especially if you have to use a Windows computer. Many apps that can run between platforms are U3-friendly. They include Open Office 2.0+ and Firefox and Thunderbird. I can do all my OO work from the USB stick in Windows without leaving a trace -- all settings, prefs, files, etc. stay on the USB stick -- on the host machine and without rebooting to run Linux and then I have all my files on the USB stick when I'm back on my Linux or BSD computer.
BTW, I've had no trouble using DSL on USB with the U3 pseudo-partition intact. It IS a normal USB stick even with U3.
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