Memorex 4GB U3 TravelDrive

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I recently just bought a 4GB Memorex TravelDrive with the U3 software on it. It turns out that the USB drive itself has a small partition on it that emulates a CD-ROM drive when inserted into the computer, thus alloweing the U3 software to autorun and execute.

What I want to do is find a way to modify this partition with my own data (I'm sure you can see how many ways this could be useful). The only problem is, I can't modify it under Windows because it is treated as a read-only CD-ROM drive. PartitionMagic can't do any better. Disk Utility on Mac OS X also only recognizes it as read-only, and every utility on my Fedora machine does no better, although I haven't tried very many.

Has anyone had experience with these crafty little things in modifying the virtual CD-ROM partition, or heard of ways that it can be done? I've tried Google, and most of what I've found is just more people asking.
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I don't see how it can be changed. The very nature of ROM is read only.
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The thing is, it's not true ROM. It's emulated to appear as that to the OS.
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Well, you already tried just about everything possible to change it, so I would say that the answer is still a ROM is a ROM.

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