Yep, I know what u mean. I've done it before, make a ext2 on #1 partition and fat32 on #2 partition. Windows will surelly want to format it.. But not If the #1 partition is in unformated filesystem mode . When u dd debian usb-hdd image, then partition it, it wil become like this (u can try it):
Originally Posted by Kano
Or we can said we just dd the img, then write/change our UFD MBR byte 446-512 that hold the information of number of partition, filesystem type, and the size of the partitions. And I absolutely don't want to use fat32 fs for my live-usb, cause when it infected by virus, it become harder to be cleaned (well, I AM lazy ). My last ubuntu live-usb is in ext2 fs (extlinux).
| unformated fs | fat32 |
| debian | data |
Thanks for the link (#1). But I'm afraid I won't use it. It create live-usb on fat32 fs, right? and the link (#2) for persistant data, but I want my data can be accessed from windows.
BTW, could you please provide a couple of screenshoot of kanotix. With that, IMHO it will attract more user .