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So....

Simply put...

I'd like to do the following with my 120gb zune I have...

Partition it into 2 or 3 parts (ie example, 60/60, or 40/40/40).

Concept is...

Bootable multi OS installer for Windows

Bootable Multi OS installer for Linux builds

Bootable Multi Hirens + ultimate + etc loaders, etc...

Basically i'd like to multi partition, and make multi use of my "zune" via "usb" as a bootable media, instead of a zune player.

I'd like to root/format/screw the lcd to hell on my zune, and uber mod it to be an ultimate boot drive for portable uses/tech repair/awesomessauce.

- Le_Loup


P.s. Not looking to be mocked, but i'd like to do this multi all in one, and I figured, why not do something "challenging" this weekend.
    
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I was thinking of using "Yumi" the boot loader app, but I still need to root/format the zune effectively into just a "portable drive with a battery in it" ^_^

- Le_Loup


Zune Show Up as Portable hdd?

Would the above link allow me successful access to it as a drive/partition/make it possible to use as a multi boot "usb" drive?

Also found...
Reg Hack To See Zune

I did the reg edit, carefully. And now can see "2" zunes oddly... lol... Both showing 111gb free.

However, when I "format" that, I'd like to partition it as well, then make it compatible with drive letters, to make it workable for "yumi", etc... Suggestions?
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Pardon the bump, just so stoked for this idea, but hoping someone with partitioning knowledge of "mp3 players" might know better.
    
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Friendly neighbourly bump, hope someones on who can help clear some questions up,
    
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Yumi is definitely what you're gonna want, it works great for adding windows/*nix/tools all to one boot drive. I'm not sure what it would take to do this with a zune, why not just carry a flash drive and a zune?
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I have zune, but I dun have flash drive

Basically, i'm wanting to partition the zune, so I can separately have a bootable multi installer for windows, multi installer for ubuntu, and perhaps osx etc, but i'll leave that last part alone. I just want to be able to format it/enhance it, but not brick it...

- Le_Loup
    
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Hmm that is a pretty cool idea hopefully someone knows a way, maybe check out some zune hack forums (if there is such a thing) I'm an iPhone man myself.
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Hmm that is a pretty cool idea hopefully someone knows a way, maybe check out some zune hack forums (if there is such a thing) I'm an iPhone man myself.
Yeah, i've got the 120gb zune, 30gb zen, 64gb ipad wifi 1st gen, etc etc, lol...

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A friendly bump to all the magical uber geeks out there who know about this! Lookin for help!
    
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