USB Stick with Password under Linux

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Dec 31 20:34:10 UTC 2006

Steve Jeppesen wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Dec 2006 15:49:50 +0200
> Amichai Rotman wrote:
>> That "cd-rom type" is the U3 fs containing pre-loaded apps to be used
>> anywhere you plug it in. It is actually supposed to be like this. If
>> you don't like it - you should've purchased another model....
> and besides, if somebody can put linux on xbox or re-do the linux system
> on a linksys router - then someday somebody will figure out a way to
> wipe the fs off those flash drives (hopefully) and give you full control
> over the entire storage capability.

iirc, it may not be possible to completely reformat the stick, but it _is_
possible to shrink the "cd" image down to a pretty small size (with nothing
useful on it).

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