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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 5:06 PM
> Cc: MiNT List
> Subject: RE: [MiNT] BigDOS again
> On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > 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?
> >
> > When you claim that BigDOS helps, this certainly sounds like
> > we are talking about FAT partitions, right?
> Wrong.  Read above.
> This was only to patch TOS to accept partitions above 512 MB.
> PS:  Julian, one copy to the list should do.  I don't need a
>      second one to my own email.  Thanks.


I doubt that anybody except yourself actually understands what the problem
is that you are experiencing. Could you please try to summarize why you said
"BigDOS is still needed under MiNT"?

BTW: in case that you run BigDOS after MiNT, I am absolutely not surprised
that your system is behaving strangely. If it is run *before* MiNT, it
shouldn't have any impact, maybe except that some programs see the
XHDosLimits stuff they want to see. If this is the only function you need,
you're probably better off writing a short TSR which hooks into the XHDI
chain and just implements that call (XHDI description is on my web site).

Regards, Julian

Julian F. Reschke (mailto:reschke@medicaldataservice.de)
MedicalData Service GmbH Münster, Germany