[Sugar-devel] Unbootable machine
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 15:24:36 EDT 2009
I believe the U3 crudware gets around the Windows limitation by
pretending to be a hub, presenting 3 or 4 logical volumes to Windows
from a single USB key. I know there is a Windows-only installer which
is difficult to get rid of (you have to give U3 piles of personal
information for the "right" to download the uninstaller, whose license
forbids you to distribute it, etc.)
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Luke Faraone <luke at faraone.cc> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 13:57, Sascha Silbe
> <sascha-ml-ui-sugar-devel at silbe.org> wrote:
>>> Part of me also wonders if using EXTLINUX might not be easier for you,
>> Part of our problem is that we don't know what quirks actually exist in
>> real hardware, so we're trying to come up with something that hopefully is
>> as compatible as possible. Using FAT is part of that.
>> If we'd know for sure using ext2 would work equally there's no reason not
>> to use it. BTW: How does Windows handle USB sticks with "unknown"
> Windows cannot handle USB devices that have more than one partition, as far
> as I am aware. Windows treats unknown partitions as unformatted, and, if it
> displayed the disk at all, would prompt the user to format the device.
> ext(2, 3) is supported in Windows via a free (as in beer) kernel driver.
> If ext3 were to cause problems, we could loopmount a ext3 partition on a fat
> filesystem, but there would be no reason that it would have negative
> Luke Faraone
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