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CDFS on USB mass storage device

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Vinoth [MCTS], Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Vinoth [MCTS]

    Vinoth [MCTS] Flightless Bird

    Hi experts,
    i want to make a USB mass storage device(pen drive) as a read only file
    system like CDFS to protect the data from end users. i create a iso image and
    using linux DD command, i wrote sector by sector of the iso image to USB mass
    storage device.
    if i insert this USB pen drive to linux pc, it is showing the entire disk as
    a read only and i am able to access the files and exe as read only.

    but if i insert the same USB pen drive in windows XP, it is asking for
    formating the device. it is not detecting the CDFS file system resides inside
    the USB mass storage device (Pen drive)

    Is there any way to mount the USB pendrive as CDFS file system in windows XP.
    --
    vinoth.R
    http://vinoth-vinothblog.blogspot.com
    http://www.e-consystems.com
     
  2. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    I use digital camera memory cards that have a read-only
    switch on them and insert it into a portable card reader.

    It's like a UFD (USB Flash Drive) but with a physical write
    protect switch.


    ju.c


    "Vinoth [MCTS]" <vinoth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B529B479-14BA-4828-AA28-E84DE88251F7@microsoft.com...
    > Hi experts,
    > i want to make a USB mass storage device(pen drive) as a read only file
    > system like CDFS to protect the data from end users. i create a iso image and
    > using linux DD command, i wrote sector by sector of the iso image to USB mass
    > storage device.
    > if i insert this USB pen drive to linux pc, it is showing the entire disk as
    > a read only and i am able to access the files and exe as read only.
    >
    > but if i insert the same USB pen drive in windows XP, it is asking for
    > formating the device. it is not detecting the CDFS file system resides inside
    > the USB mass storage device (Pen drive)
    >
    > Is there any way to mount the USB pendrive as CDFS file system in windows XP.
    > --
    > vinoth.R
    > http://vinoth-vinothblog.blogspot.com
    > http://www.e-consystems.com
     

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