I recently purchased a uIEC-SD unit and getting back into the Commodore machines again. I am just a novice and now see all the changes over the years with the new storage technology DNP, Dxx files etc which I am not familiar with yet. My dilema is with the SD memory cards themselves.
I have a few 4gb and 16gb sd cards which I have been working with on formating and partitioning. I use a few bbs and terminal programs and am trying to partition the sd cards so the programs see the partitions as a 65535 block size, seeing the programs do not know how to move between sub directories but can thru partitions. I also use the cbm command program and noticed on large partitions with alot of files seems to take a long time listing files hence my thought on partitoning small size partitons like 32mb.
On 1 of the 16gb cards i just have 1 large partiton using the entire card, the 2nd partition is the EEPROMFS. The commodore is only seeing the partitions as
1 " " 32 2A
65535 Blocks Free
2 "EEPROMFS " EE 2A
0 Blocks Free because i tried copying all the cbmcmdxxx files to it
Now Windows Disk Management see's the card as just 1 large 14.83gb Fat32 primary partition without the 2nd partition which i believe is in the uIEC memory. Accessing anything past the 2nd partition just flashes the uIEC green light. I am also using jiffydos.
I used the MiniTool Partion wizard on a 4gb card and erased any partitons there to start fresh. On the settings I created a primary partition 31.48mb then 40 logical partitions all of 31.48mb size 64476 blocks as a test. The size setting parameters auto-populate so i didnt calculate the exact 65535 block size but its close.
The problem is I can not access any partition past 13 with out the green light flashing and partiton 13 is the EEPROMFS partition which i didnt create and is why i believe its in memory. Is there a limit on how many partitions you can have?
I have also tried reading the error channel to find the version of the uIEC but comes back as zero's with jiffydos turned off. I'm not sure if I affected something when trying to copy files to the EEPROMFS partition not knowing how large an area it had.
Any ideas on my concept of partioning on the software im trying to utilize the sd cards with.