Subject: Re: U3 flash disks on NetBSD?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/18/2006 15:55:47
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:38:35 -0400, Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> A friend has a 4 GB cruzer, and it attaches with a cdrom as well.  The
> U3 propaganda on their website implies that by removing the U3
> software one can get the space back.  So I suspect, but don't know,
> that there's some nonstandard interface to write those bits and to
> allocate space for 'cdrom'.  AFAICT the whole point of a cdrom is to
> cause autorun to install the software without the user's consent, or
> perhaps to protect it from accidential deletion.
> It would be cool to be able to have NetBSD install CD on the cruzer,
> but given that one can boot from ffs just fine I'm not sure it would
> be all that useful
For my application, I want to be able to build U3 disks for Windows users.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,