8Gb USB flashdrive boot (SOLVED)

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8Gb USB flashdrive boot (SOLVED)

Postby utisest on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:42 pm

I have successfully created a 2Gb flashdrive boot, and recently bought an 8Gb flash drive thinking I could do the same again. I am however now aware that due to the limitations of the fat32 file system creating extended memory beyond 4Gb is not possible. If I install this 4Gb onto my 8Gb USB I will obviously have 4Gb free, is there anyway I can utilise this space while using Linux booted from the USB?. Or put it another way, is there anyway I can mount the rest of the volume so that I can utilise the other 4Gb?

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Re: 8Gb USB flashdrive boot

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:08 am

You should be able to shrink the partition and create a new one on the end using gparted.
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Re: 8Gb USB flashdrive boot (SOLVED)

Postby utisest on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:35 am

I have created a 2Gb partition and a 6Gb partition on an 8Gb flash drive and all seems to be working well, including persistence. I tried two 4Gb partitions but couldn't get persistence to work. Thank You :D

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