Larry Snyder (email@example.com)
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 13:20:12 -0500 (EST)
Interestingly enough, dd-ing a bootable milo floppy worked fine...
...once. The first of the three boxes I built I did that way.
The other two arc wouldn't recognize the fs, thus the mkdosfs
Dave Beck <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I must be silly or something, but I'm at a loss why anyone would
> use the mkdosfs tools if you can simply dd a milo disk image. It
> seems like a lot of extra work to make the filesystem and copy
> the files over. If you really must edit the partition, simply
> mount it under linux and have at it from there.
> Quoting Michal Jaegermann (email@example.com):
> > Bill Roman wrote:
> > >
> > > Larry Snyder wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I used mkdosfs-ygg (it's in the RPMS) to dos-ify sda3.
> > >
> > > Just a reminder (since this hasn't been discussed here for a while):
> > > mkdosfs is not 64-bit clean, and won't always produce a DOS partition
> > > that will be recognized by the firmware (ARC or AlphaBIOS).
> > >From what I know the problem was not a code itself (which is "64-bit
> > clean") but a header which used wrong types in a layout for a sector
> > zero of MS-DOS partition - thus shifting a bunch of fields and creating
> > a totally bogus file system.
> > > It worked
> > > for me, but has failed for others.
> > This likely depends on a version. I tried recently mkdosfs from 5.2
> > distribution on UX; it created a file system which was OK for ARCS
> > to boot from so the problem seems to take care of. There was no
> > NT on this machine so I cannot tell you how happy it would be with
> > that partition.
> > OTOH if you happen to have a dual boot box you will be well advised
> > to use NT tools to format said partition. A presence of published
> > standards was never a good reason for M$ software to follow them
> > and there could be some quirks.
> > Michal
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