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> Ohh God I Cant Believe This!, such a horrible time
post Mar 31 2007, 04:29 AM
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Hi all!

I just finished purchasing a OCZ SD 4gb and a seagate 8gb microdrive for my 3200. Im running cacko 1.23. Anyway, I just want to say that I am happy running 12gb onboard my pda. The truth of the topic I'm posting about is the installation and partitioning and formating of the microdive. I CANNOT BELIEVE I SPENT 8 HOURS DOING IT! I had tons of issues after creating the three partitions. I formated the drives, created the .sys directories and cp over the hdd1sys hdd2sys directory content into the .sys files respectively. IT WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS!! during the boot, these directories would magically disapear and I had to start over and over and over again. even at some points, my partitions would not mount at all. AM I CRAZY?

Has anybody had any horrible expirience with the terminal or was it something isolated or unique to my situation? I'm just curious and would like to read up on other people's expiriences. I hear the terminal is buggy on the z. Is this true? is this what i expirienced?

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post Mar 31 2007, 08:53 AM
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Maybe not related, but it may give you some ideas:

At least in pdaXrom the mkfs.vfat is seems to be buggy. It's not able to create vfat file systems larger than 1 GB.
I always had to boot into the emergency linux (D+B boot). There the mkfs.vfat is ok.

Have you checked the rc.rofilesys script in your installation? It might take over some mkfs / partitioning control when executed. I'm not so familiar anymore with Cacko, so I'm not sure what it does.

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