Jumat, September 11th, 2009 | Penulis:

Peace in the land of USB

Under a *nix operating system, having multiple partitions on a USB drive isn’t rocket science, it just works. Dalam kasus saya, my USB drive has two partitions because the first partition is a bootable Arch Linux installer.

I have Jendela on a desktop at homemostly for gamingand many of my colleagues use it too. Since Windows doesn’t do very well with non-Windows partitions I figured I could create a FAT32 partition on the memory stick after the bootable Arch Linux partition. FAT32 is almost ubiquitous and is usable on every common desktop operating system in the world.

Bleh

Unfortunately it doesn’t work straight off the bat. Apparently, Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided that memory sticks are supposed to have one (and only one) partition. In reality Windows finds the first partition and then ignores any others that happen to be set up:

Please Format

Err, no, I do not want you to format my Arch Linux installation partition

The trick to getting it working is to fool Windows into thinking the device is tidak a regular USB memory stick but perhaps a solid-state hard disk which happens to be connected via USB. Yes I know, this is seriously stupid that Windows behaves this way. A solid-state hard disk is just a whopping big (and fast) memory stick after all!

I found a few sources on how to do this however I still had to figure out some things on my own. Specifically, the guides I found either skipped some steps or didn’t provide enough information on where to download the driver package.

This procedure involves manually changing hardware drivers and installingnon-signeddriversnot intended for your hardware”. I know someone is going to break their system and blame me so I say now that I take no responsibility for any damage you may do to your Windows system as a result of this. Read that again. 😛

Instructions

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Download and unzip the driver, originally created by Hitachi, di sini. Open the cfadisk.inf file in notepad (or your favourite plaintext editor), and find the section labeled [cfadisk_device]. Remove the section highlighted on the right:

Minimize (don’t close) the editor and go to your desktop iconsright-click on My Computer and select Properties. Select the hardware tab and then select [Device Manager]:

System Properties

Find the device underDisk drives”, right-click your memory stick and select Properties:

Device Manager

Click the Details tab and in the dropdown box on that page, selectHardware Ids”. Click the first line in the list of Hardware IDs and press Ctrl+C to copy the name:

USB Hardware Ids

Don’t close this dialog, go back to notepad (which was minimised) and paste the hardware ID into where the previous content was removed.

Changes pasted into notepad

Save the file in notepad and go back to the device’s property dialog window. Click theDrivertab and click the [Update Driver…] button. In the windows that pop up, select “Tidak, not this time”; [Next] -> “Install from a list or a specific location (Advanced)”; [Next] -> “Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install.”; [Next] -> [Have Disk…].

Unsigned Drivers - Click Continue Anyway

Browse to the folder where you have saved the modified cfadisk.inf file. Klik [Oke]. You will find

there is a Hitachi Microdrive driver listed. Select this and click [Next]. When the warning

appears, click [Yes]. Another warning will pop up regarding a similar issue (these are theunsigned” dan “not intended for your hardwarewarnings I mentioned earlier). Klik [Continue Anyway]:

At this point I recommend closing all the dialog boxes related to the setup. Finally, remove and re-insert the memory stick into your USB port and you should find that the extra partitions on the stick are accessible. In the worst-case scenario, you might still need to partition the disk however the hard part is over. 🙂

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  1. Cheers for was really helpful. I had to do this today to try and get ubuntu running on my O2 joggler. This was really useful. Thanks again!

  2. 2
    Jadilah 

    I have used your solution for Multiple Partitions on several machines
    with winXP,vista and win7 32-bit. Works great!!

    I have just purchased a new computer with win7 64-bit. Do you have
    a 64-bit SSD driver solution?

    I found one possible solution relative to a DELL laptop, but don’t really know how to install a .drv file?

    Would you be willing to work on this problem?

    Here is the URL for the discussion about the DELL laptop

    http://blogdisco.com/2010/01/07/
    dell-vostro-v13-review-unboxing-and-teardown/

    This may lead to a solution.

    It is difficult to buy a new computer without win7 64 bit atbig box
    computer stores.

    Regards,

    Rog Parmenter

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