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USB Flash Memory HOWTO

Niko Sauer

Unit of Advanced Study
University of Pretoria, South Africa


Revision History
Revision 0.06 2004-03-10 Revised by: ns
Added section on Linux-2.6.
Revision 0.05 2003-12-26 Revised by: ejh
Technical review.
Revision 0.04 2003-12-11 Revised by: ns
Revision 0.03 2003-12-02 Revised by: ejh
Technical review.
Revision 0.02 2003-10-30 Revised by: ns
Changed 2003-11-20

This document describes procedures for installing USB Flash Memory devices and the way of formatting them for various file systems such as vfat (the way they usually come) and ext2 (the way they fit in better with Linux). It is also described how to partition the device in two sections with different file types.