QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Aug 12 2005, 06:26 AM)
i have to correct my yesterdays posting. The sentence "should
boot even with a fresh formatted HDD" points to the FAT partition
with the "Documents" and dictionary directories.
But there are three partitions on the SL-C3100 HDD. So if the HDD
is totally blank without any partitions, the SL-C3100 won't boot up.
And this is how a SL-C3100 HDD partition table should look like:
/dev/hda1 Start 1 End 20 Blocks 10048+ id 83 System Linux
/dev/hda2 Start 21 End 40 Blocks 10080 id 83 System Linux
/dev/hda3 Start 41 End 7936 Blocks 3979584 id c System Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/hda1 and /hda2 are 9.5 MB partitions. Each one contains a ".sys" and
a "lost+found" directory. The contents of the .sys-directories are
Files in /hdd1/.sys :
hdimage2.tgz (2713 Bytes, contains japanese web-bookmarks - hurray !)
hdlist1.dat (85 Bytes, no clue what it's good for)
Files in /hdd2/.sys :
contlist.dat (100156 Bytes)
hdlist2.dat (1427 Bytes)
hdlist3.dat (1519 Bytes)
We just put these files zipped in our download-section:SL-C3100 SystemPartition contents (90 KB)
My experience is that all that is not necessary. I, naively, re-partitioned my HD with three ext3 partitions of completely different sizes than these (/dev/hda1 and 2 are 1g, and 3 is 2G). It works fine. I think I am totally lucky to have chosen to create three partitions, since I'm guessing it would not have worked with a different number (or at least not with fewer partitions).
BTW, I read once, but forgot, where the system finds out about the drive. I tried editing /etc/fstab, but IIRC that is not used -- besides, the stock version has incorrect information (conflicting with reality) on it which is ignored. Can't whatever file that is be edited to allow you to change the partitioning of the drive?