On Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 10:34:49 PM UTC-4, Wayne Warthen wrote:
> Glad you got it figured out Bob. I am actually pretty interested in your experiment. While the maximum of 256 slices should not be a problem, I am not aware of anyone actually doing it in practice.
There you have it. 255 slices. I should have a 256th, but I'm not sure it won't run into the FAT partition immediately after it.
HBIOS unit number [0..2]: 2
Capacity of disk 2: ( 15G) 31193088 Geom dbf81010
Nr ---Type- A -- Start End LBA start LBA count Size
1 RomWBW 2e 8:0:1 1023:15:16 2048 4194304 2G
2 FAT16 06 1023:0:1 1023:15:16 4196352 4194304 2G
3 00 *** empty ***
4 00 *** empty ***
I was under the impression RomWBW ignored the partition table, and the only purpose of a type 2E partition is so other partitioning software (fdisk, gparted, etc) will leave it alone. Is that still the case?
Something that could have been an issue was making a slice bootable on the SD card. When booting CP/M or Z-System, I get an error:
SYSCOPY v2.1 for RomWBW CP/M, 15-May-2020 (CP/M 2 Mode)
Copyright 2020, Wayne Warthen, GNU GPL v3
Transfer system image from B: to C: (Y/N)? y
Non-system disk error
I made it bootable by putting the card in my SC126 system, which has an SD card adapter and also a compact flash adapter. I could then boot off the compact flash and syscopy would successfully copy from the CF boot slice to the SD card. How would I do it if I didn't happen to have the other system?