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Mega STe, UltraSATAN, Fat16 for Linux/ST transfer?

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:58 pm
by leech
So I know this SHOULD work and be easy, but it's being a pain to me.

I have the UltraSATAN with two 2GB SD Cards (cheapest/smallest, I could find, the 1GB ones are twice the price, what's up with that?). I manged to get the first one split up and set up into 4 partitions, but then Linux can't read it, and I don't want to start over. I ran 'disktype' against it, and it says it's an Atari ST disk, then complains about there being a partition on there that is 1.4TB! Well, whatever it works, and I only need one that I can copy stuff easily to with my Linux system.

Enter the second one, I formatted it into 4 partitions with FAT16. Weird thing is, the ST recognizes the partitions are there, but then when I double click on them until they do nothing.

If I try to go the other way, and format them with HDDRIVER (9.0.9) and use the options for TOS +Windows + Byteswapped, it doesn't show up as being partitioned even. Not even so much as a partition table.

I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong, but just wanted to say, shouldn't this be fairly straight forward?

Re: Mega STe, UltraSATAN, Fat16 for Linux/ST transfer?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:56 am
by redhawk668
I have 2 sdcards, one 1 GB and a 2 GB. I had the same problems. What I did, I formatted the 2 GB sdcard first in Windows. This gives one partition of 2 GB which the ST can't read, of course. I then used HDDRIVER 9.09 to partition the 2 GB sdcard into 4 partitions with TOS/Windows compatibility. Surprisingly this works like a charm, Windows or Linux should now be able to read the first partition on the sdcard (Windows cannot read more than one partition on sdcard). The only annoying thing is Windows leaves those stupid System Volume Information folders behind, which show up on the ST as garbled names because of the long file names....

Re: Mega STe, UltraSATAN, Fat16 for Linux/ST transfer?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:29 am
by leech
Hmm, I haven't tested it since I reformatted it in Linux, I'll have to try that. Wow Windows is retarded that it can't read past the first partition on an SDCard, Linux just mounts them up as 4 with no problem, granted that was before I formatted them with hddriver.