If I add an NTFS partition to my USB, will it be accessible from both Windows and Ubuntu?
Only the first partition on a USB stick will be accessible by Windows, and it must be either FAT or NTFS.
If you want to create a Linux Live USB stick with an NTFS "shared" partition, do the following (using
- Remove all partitions from it
- Create the shared NTFS partition (must be the first in the drive)
- Create the 700MB~1GB FAT partition (for the Live Session)
- Make it bootable (right-click the partition > Manage Flags > boot)
- Use the Startup Disk Creator to create an install in the second partition
This way you can:
- Use the stick to boot the PC and either use a Live Session or Install Ubuntu
- The Live partition will be invisible and un-accesible from Windows
- The NTFS partition will be visible and accessible from both Windows and Ubuntu