Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 11 2004,02:12
Ok, I've got a 512MB Kingston Datatraveler.
The first partition is 120MB, FAT32 (type b), marked bootable and I can use it to boot perfectly fine into DSL. (Used the standard Install to Pendrive from the menus with that "check=1" modification)
I created a second partition of FAT32 (type b) to hold the DSL backup files and whatever other stuff I wanted. Downloaded dosfstools and formatted with -F 32 /dev/sda2 with no errors reported.
I can see this second partition fine in DSL and read and write to it from DSL. But when I boot XP it won't access the partition (e.g. won't assign a drive letter to it). Ok I thought, maybe I need to format it under Windows. But when I use the XP Disk Management utility displays the partition and reports that it is "healthy" but does not show a format type (e.g. FAT, FAT32, NTFS). When I try to format it, XP says that the "partition is not active" and to reboot the machine. Needless to say, rebooting does nothing.
I've tried changing the partition to regular FAT16, but the results are the same.
Any ideas out there how to make this partition "active" so WinXP can talk to it??? (I searched the forums but didn't find anything on this particular issue)
Note that I'm using a IBM Thinkpad T42 and the USB is booting as a USB HDD from the BIOS.
Using DSL on: IBM T42, IBM 560x, Dell Dimension CPx