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Here's the deal, I now have a 16GB flash drive that I want to partition, and I have a few questions. What's the best way to partition a flash drive? I want to make at least one section bootable and leave the rest for data. Is it possible to do this? Is it possible to make more than one section bootable? (for example, I would have a partition for Linux, a partition for UBCD4Win, and a partition for data)? Thanks.
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You should be able to partition the thumb drive from the disk management page.
click your start menu, then right click computer and hit manage
then go to disk management.
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The options to shrink, expand, etc. partitions are grayed out. I understand windows disk management cannot partition flash drives (at least without a fight).
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
The options to shrink, expand, etc. partitions are grayed out. I understand windows disk management cannot partition flash drives (at least without a fight).
You are going to have to delete the partition that is already there.
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