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Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby mzry » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:22 am

Hey guys,

I just installed a dual cf card to ide adaptor so that I can have a master/slave in my falcon. It has installed fine, hd driver has set the new card up and partitioned it. I have used a 2GB cf and split it into 2 with tos/windows/byte swap enabled. My main C drive has stayed the same, and is working fine.

When I access the new paritions e/f in TOS, they are fine, no problems. When I try to access them in Mint I get 'Path not found'. I am going into u: and then trying to enter the drives listed inside.

Any ideas? Thx
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby frank.lukas » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:39 am

You need the helmut kernel ...
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby mzry » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:59 pm

Thanks Frank! That fixed it, I had no idea this branch existed. Works great :)
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby Galvez » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:47 pm

frank.lukas wrote:You need the helmut kernel ...

Do you know what the the problem is? What for is the fix in Helmut's kernel?

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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby mzry » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:03 am

From what I read it seems that the official branch does not include the tosfs file system, the helmut branch put it back in. Although I don't fully understand as my C drive is basic tosfs and mint could always access that. Maybe someone more knowledge could shed some light on this.
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby frank.lukas » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:09 am

The trunk kernel has no proper tosfs support. That is not so good ...
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby joska » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:11 am

Why would TOSFS be needed in this case? Looks like something that should be fixed properly in MiNT instead of reverting to a solution that slows down disk access.
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby Galvez » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:38 am

mzry wrote:From what I read it seems that the official branch does not include the tosfs file system, the helmut branch put it back in. Although I don't fully understand as my C drive is basic tosfs and mint could always access that. Maybe someone more knowledge could shed some light on this.

Have you taken the 68000 or the 68030 kernel from Helmut's branch?

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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby frank.lukas » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:01 am

joska wrote:Why would TOSFS be needed in this case? Looks like something that should be fixed properly in MiNT instead of reverting to a solution that slows down disk access.


TOSFS is needed when you use in HDDriver the Partition Type TOS/Windows with Byteswap for example on a CF card (Filetransfer with a Mac or PC) ...
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby joska » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:47 am

It shouldn't be necessary. Much better to fix this in MiNT instead of using TOSFS which slows down access to all disks/partitions. Not sure why this happens, MiNT has no problems with byteswapped IDE-devices under EmuTOS.
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby mzry » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:17 pm

Galvez wrote:
mzry wrote:From what I read it seems that the official branch does not include the tosfs file system, the helmut branch put it back in. Although I don't fully understand as my C drive is basic tosfs and mint could always access that. Maybe someone more knowledge could shed some light on this.

Have you taken the 68000 or the 68030 kernel from Helmut's branch?


the 060 kernel
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Re: Can't access certain drives in Mint, but ok in TOS?

Postby Galvez » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm

mzry wrote:
Galvez wrote:
mzry wrote:From what I read it seems that the official branch does not include the tosfs file system, the helmut branch put it back in. Although I don't fully understand as my C drive is basic tosfs and mint could always access that. Maybe someone more knowledge could shed some light on this.

Have you taken the 68000 or the 68030 kernel from Helmut's branch?


the 060 kernel

I was asking because i saw that Helmut's 68000 kernel is compiled to use the ROM functions to handle FAT file systems, but the rest of the kernels in his branch don't. So if you're using a 060 kernel there is something that Helmut fixed or there has been some kind of regression in the main branch. I'll try to investigate this.


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