sbalfour Posted April 29, 2009 Share Posted April 29, 2009 I have a handful (lots) of Flash Voyager fobs I use for Windows backup. On one machine, the OS resides on NTFS and data on FAT32 partitions. The Flash Voyagers come from the factory formatted FAT32. I can reformat them NTFS in Windows. However, copying files from one type of partition to another for backup may result in a restore which is different in suble ways from the original. I'd like to split the 64GB fob into two partitions, NTFS and FAT32. I can do that in Linux. However, Windows won't partition a removable drive. Nor will windows recognize or mount the Linux-created partitions. Lexar has a firmware utility to toggle the "Removable" bit on their fobs, but it won't work on all fobs. It depends on the firmware chip used and the codes needed to change things in there. Partitioning works as expected on USB hard drives, of course, because their firmware says "fixed" rather than "removable". Let's skip the issues of advisability and compatibility. Where can I get a program like Lexars, or specifications for the Flash Voyager firmware so I can write my own? -Stuart Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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