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RE: [MiNT] BigDOS again

> From: owner-mint@fishpool.com [mailto:owner-mint@fishpool.com]On Behalf
> Of Martin-Eric Racine
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 4:55 PM
> To: MiNT List
> Subject: Re: [MiNT] BigDOS again
> Hallo,
> > > The only thing we clarified there is that even MiNT wasn't able
> > > to access the resulting partition, which you refused to beleive.
> >
> > Well, as you haven't then the list about this (as it would be a bug, if
> > Big-DOS accepts the partition, but MiNT with a correct NEWFATFS line(!)
> > doesn't), I simply assumed you managed to get it to work, then.
> This was to create an Ext2 partition, so why would I need
> NEWFAT enabled on it?  Shouldn't in be enough to declare the
> partition as LNX and boot with the Ext2 driver?
> > Remember, it's not of any help if you keep telling "MiNT still needs
> > Big-DOS" (especially in public forums) just because for some reasons it
> > doesn't work for you.
> It's not helping either if people on this list keep on reporting
> "everything is fine here, M-E must be dreaming" constantly,
> without offering any hints to track down what might be wrong.

When you claim that BigDOS helps, this certainly sounds like we are talking
about FAT partitions, right?

Anyway. If you have FAT/VFAT/FAT32 partition that works with BigDOS but
which doesn't with recent MiNT versions, how about making a dump of the boot
sector and maybe the FAT and send it to Frank?