Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1041 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
ncafferkey wrote: I used HDConfig on MorphOS 3.7 to create a partition in the unused space at the end of my SAM440's system disk.
Are you saying you are booting MorphOS on your Sam440 system? I thought the Sam440 was unsupported on MorphOS that's all! Quote:
ncafferkey wrote: The disk was attached to my MorphOS machine (Peg-II) through a SATA to USB converter.
I take it you are aware that the OS4/68k SFS, certainly v2, is incompatible with MorphOS's version of SFS AFAIK! Quote:
ncafferkey wrote: When I attempted to boot the SAM from this disk afterwards, it couldn't find the SLB (second-level bootloader), so HDConfig had apparently clobbered it. Would it be possible for HDConfig to preserve the SLB information in the RDB, or is OS4 embedding the SLB in a hacky or non-standard way that the devs don't want to support?
I think this is probably an issue with using the MorphOS specific version of SFS instead of the OS4/68k version. I seem to remember there are major differences with the 2 filesystems - same name, but very confusing that they are now so very much different from one another - IIRC.Quote:
ncafferkey wrote: A related problem was that OS4's Media Toolbox reported this RDB error: "rdb_RDBBlocksHi is too low: 2063. It should be 1529977020." Is it right?
I'm not sure frankly, as I don't use the 68k or OS4 SFS filesystems currently, only the MorphOS SFS version. Though maybe someone else in the forum will be able to offer you a more complete response on this topic to you.Quote:
ncafferkey wrote: In retrospect I realise what I did was probably silly, but I still think it's an edge case worth mentioning. I also realise that if there *are* any bugs here, they may have been fixed in more recent versions.
As I said, I think it's incompatibilities between the 2 systems, as you don't see on Aminet that SFS is shown as compatible (no butterfly logo) next to the 68k/OS4 versions of SFS, so that is definitely a clue. I can't currently find the link that mentions the 2 versions are incompatible, but I think that is where the issue lies, sadly for you. Quote:
ncafferkey wrote: BTW, when I clicked on the empty space and selected to create one partition with the ~129GB available, I wasn't initially warned that the partition was too big for SFS (which was chosen by default IIRC). The size warning tooltip only appeared after I selected another FS for the partition and then switched back to SFS.
Usually as you try to save a partition on a HDD that is too large to be formatted by SFS on MorphOS you get a warning, but initial sizing does not generate a warning - IIRC.
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