I recently installed Debian Linux to a flash drive - which was time consuming, but successful. With the thumb drive in the USB slot, I can boot into either Debian Linux or Windows XP (which I already had) thanks to the GRUB boot manger.
However, while in Windows, it doesn't seem like I will be able to either: move files to the thumb drive, or take files off of said drive, because Windows claims said drive is unformatted. Is there a way around this?
I had hoped to do the bulk of my operating in Windows still, since I am familiar with it, but do internet stuff via my Linux thumb drive. I had hoped I could keep my hard drives un-mounted (and completely inaccessible) while operating Linux.