alanh wrote:BigDOS only allows FAT16 partitions to be used, these are not TOS partitions.
You need to create the type field as $06 to use them with BigDOS, but they can be up to 2GB.
BigDOS also disables <32MB partitions, so make sure any partition is bigger than that.
Aha! That explains why my CF-card boot partition (drive C) didn't appear when I had BigDOS in the AUTO folder! I believe drive C is set to 15 MB in order to not exceed the 16 MB limit in TOS (I'm a little confused about that as well because of conflicting information).
So if I use BigDOS (by putting it (first, according to its docs) in the AUTO folder) I first need to repartition my CF card which contains the boot partition as well so that all partitions are between 32 MB and 2 GB or...... leave things as they are, not use BigDOS but also not be able to use more than 512 MB on my USB flash drive (or if I like a more "messy" setup (IMHO of course) partition up the 8 GB drive into multiple 512 MB partitions)?
In any case it's fantastic to be able to have a cross-platform compatible removable media which is fast, silent, compact and huge. Even high density (1.44 MB) floppies bite the dust in comparison. So thanks for all your efforts in creating both the Unicorn and MonSTer, Alanh! Czietz
: So you've also got a boot partition which is smaller than 32 MB? Also 16 MB or less like mine?
And BigDOS doesn't make it inaccesible when you boot with it in the AUTO folder? Which TOS version are you using, and is this together with HDdriver (in case yes -which version)?