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 I usually carry the physically smallest possible USB stick in my keychain just in case I need to move some files around or something similar. Having a USB stick capable of booting SystemRescueCd around is also something I like to have so the obvious thing is to combine these two requirements. The documentation below explains how to do it so that when the stick is used in a regular fashion in a Windows machine, the SystemRescueCd functionality isn't visible unless the partition table is viewed. I usually carry the physically smallest possible USB stick in my keychain just in case I need to move some files around or something similar. Having a USB stick capable of booting SystemRescueCd around is also something I like to have so the obvious thing is to combine these two requirements. The documentation below explains how to do it so that when the stick is used in a regular fashion in a Windows machine, the SystemRescueCd functionality isn't visible unless the partition table is viewed.
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-The main thing to know about Windows USB stick handling is that it will only show the first partition on the stick regardless of it's type. As a result, having a Linux partition at the from of the stick will not work as Windows will only see it and show and unknown stick being attached. As a result, that first partition needs to be (V)FAT or NTFS in order for it to show correctly. A second partition is still needed in order to hide the SystemRescueCd related file from view which also protects the files from accidental deletion or mishandling when the stick is connected to a Windows machine.+The main thing to know about Windows USB stick handling is that it will only show the first partition on the stick regardless of it's type. As a result, having a Linux partition at the beginning ​of the stick will not work as Windows will only see it and show an unknown stick being attached. As a result, that first partition needs to be (V)FAT or NTFS in order for it to show correctly. A second partition is still needed in order to hide the SystemRescueCd related file from view which also protects the files from accidental deletion or mishandling when the stick is connected to a Windows machine.
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 The following instructions assume that Linux is used. The process can however be also done using SystemRescueCd booted from a spare USB stick or actual CD. The following instructions assume that Linux is used. The process can however be also done using SystemRescueCd booted from a spare USB stick or actual CD.
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