OK, getting back to UDF and E2B.
First, is this really a better solution than NTFS or exFAT?
Read the comments under this article (esp. about the Windows 1TB limit and the linux full capacity bug).
See also here (we can only have one partition) - will all BIOSes boot from such a MBR+UDF single ptn drive?
Also look at the limited OS support for UDF in the table here (Vista+ only OS's).
Also what about the write speed?
Does grub4dos even support writes (e.g. using dd) to files on a UDF partition correctly?
Assuming we can live with all these issues, can we format a USB drive as UDF under Windows as well as under linux?
If we can, to work with E2B then it must have an MBR+partition table, it must have a grub4dos MBR + stage 1.5 boot code and must boot to grub4dos.
Assuming it gets this far, will all grub4dos commands such as partnew work on a MBR+UDF drive?
If we can boot to WinPE on such a system, does WinPE recognise a UDF-formatted USB drive and can read files from it (e.g . for Windows installation, etc.)?
I have not experimenter with UDF under these circumstances, so if anyone has any experience with these issues, please comment...
P.S. In order to use .imgPTN files with either exFAT or UDF USB drives, a GetFileExtents.exe version will need to be created which works with Switch_E2B. Also, WinContig would need to work with UDF (?) and a linux defrag utility would also be required for both exFAT and UDF.
Edited by steve6375, 08 January 2017 - 09:46 AM.