MiNT and partitions > 1 GB

MiNT and partitions > 1 GB

Post by J.-Lu » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 01:05:54


OK, now I have MiNT running from r:\. :-)
When preparing my disk, I set a partition with 4094 kB. It is for
very large data that I will not have to access under plain TOS, so
it is Q:\ - just before the lnx one ;-) -.
I tested it under MagiC!, which let me copy/retrieve data to/from
it with no problem.
But MiNT seems not to like it, stating something about fat being
too small, and this is reported when trying to access the drive
too (I use Thing as a desktop).
There are 2 alertboxes displayed then :
- for Thing, "No information available about drive Q:! (TOS -46)"
- for XaAES , "pid 104 (thing): FATFS (Q): FAT too small (FAT
size = 8174, minfat = 8175)"
I tried to change the value of cache into mint.cnf from 4096 to
6144, then to 8192, but it didn't help. :-(
What might I have done wrong ?

Regards,

J.-Luc
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MiNT and partitions > 1 GB

Post by ggnku » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:20:34

Hi there,



What type is the partition? If you just want the data to be accessible
only by mint, you should go for ext2. For MagiC/Mint I guess F32
should work, but I never tried it.

 
 
 

MiNT and partitions > 1 GB

Post by pp » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:36:34


J. Luc , you should give more datas here.
Not to mention that 4094kB is too small for anything :-)
I assume that it is 4GB. Is it FAT32? With what SW you created that
partition?

Very likely, not the size of partition is the problem, but parameters
of it.

As I tested Mint works well with FAT32 partitions up to 16GB, even
32GB , depending on sluster sizes.

PP
 
 
 

MiNT and partitions > 1 GB

Post by J.-Lu » Thu, 28 Aug 2008 01:48:19

pp a rit :

Well, I use HD-Driver in its latest release - 8.22- from Uwe Seimet,
and it is a f32 partition.
But what do you mean by parameters of partition being the problem ?
HD-Driver manages all by itself, just tell it the size and type of
the partition you want to create
What puzzles me is that MagiC! can read it correctly, but not MiNT.

Regards,

J.-Luc

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Post by ggnku » Thu, 28 Aug 2008 15:03:19


If you go to the console and try commands like "ls", does it work?
"df" would be a good idea too. If those work then it might be the
desktop's fault and not the OS'.

Good luck
 
 
 

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Post by pp » Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:30:17


As I know we need to init FAT32 partitions after partitioning with
Hddrutil, before using with Mint. There is mkfs util for that. I did
not test latest V., 8.22, but no reason to think that FAT32 init is
changed.

FAT32 partitions may have diverse parameters as cluster sizes,
reserved sector count, number of bootsectors, some IDs, etc... As I
see, Mint32 works well with partitions created with Windows. Myself
made partitioner which can init FAT32 parts., but their format is
taken from sample FAT32 partitions made with WinXP.
As authors of Magic and Uwe Seimet worked tight together it is normal
that Magic and Hddriver understand each good. Btw. Uwe said that he
even did not test latest hddriver with Mint.

So, you need mkfs for Atari.

PP