android
  #1  
Old 12-28-2006, 08:31 AM
mkvf mkvf is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3
Default Partitioning X5 drive, to create bootable volume

I've been reading up on portable versions of Linux, designed to be used with a usb thumbdrive. I figured it might be an interesting project to partition my X5 drive, so that I have a 5-10gb volume set up as a bootable disk, and to have space to run something like this from.

Can I do this safely, without making myself an expensive paperweight? What tools would I need?
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 12-30-2006, 09:05 AM
dfkt's Avatar
dfkt dfkt is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 15,330
Default

Here's some info about that, maybe it's of interest to you: http://iaudiophile.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3889

I'm fairly sure you have to use the first partition for the standard X5 firmware to work, and make second/third/etc partitions for Linux. The hardest part would be choosing the right bootloader to make it all work.

You won't brick your player easily - if everything else fails, just format the whole disc to FAT32 again - the firmware is stored in RAM/EEPROM, so it's not affected by any tinkering with the HDD.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 12-30-2006, 10:48 PM
mkvf mkvf is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks for that. I had looked over there, but clearly not well enough - there's a lot there.

Anyway, looking at that, it does seem that it would be a lot of work for not much benefit. Good to know that I can fiddle about with the HDD without risking causing any serious damage though.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.