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Subject: Re: to owners of 160 GB disks (and up), here's howto fully use it

Re: to owners of 160 GB disks (and up), here's howto fully use it

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:19:29 +0100

On 23.12.2006, Thomas Heuving wrote:

> In schriebst du:
>> Hello,

>> thanks to a subsidy by fellow Thomas Kobler I'm now a proud
>> owner of a 160GB disk instead of the originally planned
>> 120GB. (Hey, why the extra expense for only 17GB extra I can
>> use with the existing 137 GB limit...) So I was bribed to
>> support larger disks with Rockbox.

>> Since yesterday Rockbox can use LBA48 when compiled for it.
>> Together with the multi-partition capability (another compile
>> time option) we can use the >137 GB part of large disks.

>> Read here for details:

> Da ich weiß, daß Deutsch deine Muttersprache ist:
> Du schreibst in der Anleitung, daß Windows evtl. die 2.
> Partition
> sieht und dann obskure Dinge passieren können.
> Was ist, wenn man die Partitions-Id auf einen Windows
> unbekannten
> Wert setzt? Windows dürfte einen dann nicht mehr behelligen,
> aber
> kann Rockbox etwas mit einer Partition mit z.B. der ID 82,
> allerdings formatiert mit FAT32 anfangen?
> Ich werde dann wohl auch mal schauen, ob ich nochmal von 80
> auf
> 160GB gehe. Welches Modell hast du bekommen?

Yes, that's possible. Rockbox doesn't care about the partition
id at all (as long as it's not 0x05 == extended partition), but
simply tries to mount a partition as FAT32 (or FAT16 if that is
enabled). There is also a special partition id for "hidden
FAT32" which imho should be used here (0x1b instead of 0x0b, and
0x1c instead of 0x0c).

Regards, Jens
Received on 2006-12-23

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