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Under the USB options on the TrueSmart with the 20Jan14 rom it shipped to me with, there is one option I found amusing.

You can choose to Connect as CD-ROM, Built-in CD-ROM - "Show a virtual CD-ROM containing some useful software."

Selecting this I see a device show up in Win7x32 named "iAmCdRom" using 1.22MB of space, read-only of course.

If anyone was thinking there might be some useful software on there, I have to report I found only a .PDF from 2007 titled "Universal Serial Bus
Micro-USB Cables and Connectors Specification", which though interesting reading (lubrication is recommended ?) is not otherwise particularly relevant or useful to us TrueSmart owners.

I wonder if there has been space allocated in the partitioning of the TrueSmart's memory to allow for that file to be stored, where other more useful things could be stored instead, eventually ? Can this space be recovered and used in a better way ?

Not complaining, just thought it funny and I am wondering if this would involves the scatter file ?
 
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Under the USB options on the TrueSmart with the 20Jan14 rom it shipped to me with, there is one option I found amusing.

You can choose to Connect as CD-ROM, Built-in CD-ROM - "Show a virtual CD-ROM containing some useful software."

Selecting this I see a device show up in Win7x32 named "iAmCdRom" using 1.22MB of space, read-only of course.

If anyone was thinking there might be some useful software on there, I have to report I found only a .PDF from 2007 titled "Universal Serial Bus
Micro-USB Cables and Connectors Specification", which though interesting reading (lubrication is recommended ?) is not otherwise particularly relevant or useful to us TrueSmart owners.

I wonder if there has been space allocated in the partitioning of the TrueSmart's memory to allow for that file to be stored, where other more useful things could be stored instead, eventually ? Can this space be recovered and used in a better way ?

Not complaining, just thought it funny and I am wondering if this would involves the scatter file ?
Even though I agree, repartitioning usually breaks something, the most common being the touch screen. To be honest , I haven't tried yet.
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I would love to have a read/write partition that would show as a cdrom that I could dump an iso into.

I could boot ubuntu or something off of my watch...that would be awesome
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