How to make multiple partitions on USB bar (flash disk)?



PeterC
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Hello,

I have some 512MB USB flash disk and I want to split it to two partitions. I
am not able to find any how-to for Win XP(?). It is in USB-HDD mode now (done
by FlashBoot), but I am not able to delete the only one partition using Disk
Management snap-in and diskpart.exe does not work too (I can't see it in disk
list, but I see it in volume list). Ranish Partition Manager is able to
create mulitple partitions but XP can see only first partition and Ranish
complains about invalid partition table.

I want to use different filesystem for second partition.

Thank you for your help.

PeterC

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
PeterC wrote:
> I have some 512MB USB flash disk and I want to split it to two
> partitions. I am not able to find any how-to for Win XP(?). It is in
> USB-HDD mode now (done by FlashBoot), but I am not able to delete the
> only one partition using Disk Management snap-in and diskpart.exe
> does not work too (I can't see it in disk list, but I see it in
> volume list). Ranish Partition Manager is able to create mulitple
> partitions but XP can see only first partition and Ranish complains
> about invalid partition table.
>
> I want to use different filesystem for second partition.

I'm not sure you can repartition it.. If Disk Management will not do it,
then you need to contact the manufacturer (go to their web page) and see if
they have a driver/utility you can use to do something like that.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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How to make multiple partitions on USB bar (flash disk)?