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Atari => Software => Topic started by: Anemos on 16-02-2013, 00:00:55

Title: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Anemos on 16-02-2013, 00:00:55
Maybe I've asked before, but do not remember well ..
I can only see the first partition C, which is about 256mb.
There uploading files and via of the ST transfer the files  to other disk partitions.
Is there a way (or program) to see all the partitions on the PC, and transfer the files from there?
Im,using U.S Disk and 4GB Sd card,v0.98 HD drivers.
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 16-02-2013, 10:59:48
I have page with solution for some years:     http://atari.8bitchip.info/multpremxp.html

Don't know is it good with Windows 7, but worked with Vista too.

This is just one of many stoopid limitations/solutions in Windowses - and I really don't see the point of it.
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Anemos on 16-02-2013, 13:51:33
Oh yes i know about the EASEUS partitioner ,i can see the partitions right.. but how can transfer files ?
Im searching for easy way transfer files, something like commander prog, or something.. :)
WIN-XP is my system.
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 16-02-2013, 14:19:35
All what you need is at start of page - before partitioning. It is just addition - because you can not partition more than 1 too.

Commander like program can not help here - it sees only what Windows allows to see.
So DL driver, depack and perform registry changes - not the simplest way, but I don't know for better.
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Anemos on 16-02-2013, 16:33:36
Understood, but it is difficult for me, I prefer to transfer via ST then from C to other partitions.
I use KKcomander very good, but seem to be having trouble, is like filling up the memory buffer after many files.
Have you prefer other file manager program?
thanks
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 17-02-2013, 15:12:22
Kobold 2      http://atari.8bitchip.info/ASThdFAQ.html#DutilSW
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Anemos on 18-02-2013, 12:05:47
Nice, is this on English version also ?
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: qq1975b on 21-04-2013, 13:32:08
I had lots of problems with Kobold 2 copying files from one CF to another on Falcon and TT. It makes the copy (really really fast) but then the copied files don't work properly....so I had to make traditional TOS copies  :(
Is there any english guide in how to use Kobold? configuration of cache memory is quite unclear  :-\

I suppose there is no way to see all partitions made with PPera HDD driver on a Windows 7 64 bit system, isn't it?  I have read about the 32 bit driver but it doesn't work on 64 bit system. Maybe Live CD Ubuntu can?
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 21-04-2013, 16:06:08
Kobold2 is not ready for TT and Falcon, I guess.  But there is Kobold3 - should try with it ... I will soon .

Ubuntu or any newer Linux should see all partitions. It worked for me couple years ago - I don't see why it work not now.

I'm about to install Ubuntu Studio - actually I did it, but Grub config failed (it seems as common error with Ubuntu) - so I need some time to figure it out .  But I can try it in Live mode ... will do it this evening.
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: qq1975b on 21-04-2013, 17:57:46
Kobold2 is not ready for TT and Falcon, I guess.  But there is Kobold3 - should try with it ... I will soon .

Ubuntu or any newer Linux should see all partitions. It worked for me couple years ago - I don't see why it work not now.

I'm about to install Ubuntu Studio - actually I did it, but Grub config failed (it seems as common error with Ubuntu) - so I need some time to figure it out .  But I can try it in Live mode ... will do it this evening.

Kobold 3? I didn't know it exists. I will look for it.
By the way, when I wrote about the windows driver...it is your driver  :)

Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 21-04-2013, 18:40:04
Windows driver is not mine exactly - I just googled for sopution some years ago.

I tried Ubuntu and Mint Live DVDs with some SD cards. Situation is not good really.  It recognises only partitions below 256MB, and saw only first partition of 3 - first was 255, second 511, third 122 . Why it saw not third ? I don't know, but it is just not OK.  But surprisingly it recognised 3 partitions on AHDI partitioned SD cards - 30MB partitions. But did not accept first one, of same size. Very strange things ... 

I DL-ing now Fedora and Gento - will try with them . I should be better ...

I have somewhere Kobold 3 . Will look after ...

Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 22-04-2013, 11:01:23
I found thread with SW and guide how to do it on 64-bit Windows. Basically same as 32-bit thing.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1655684
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: qq1975b on 22-04-2013, 13:47:41
I will try it this evening  :)

thank you.
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 23-04-2013, 10:48:43
I found some better solutions, and simple installing:
http://agnipulse.com/2012/03/filter-drivers-removable-media-fixed-disk-windows/

Tried Dummydisk and it works fine - only bad thing, as seems is need for Windows restart after install.  Will try diskmod yet.

I tried diskmod - and it was disaster !  Don't do same mistake as me !  I still have not working USB, after I lost for some time access to most of hard disk partitions.  This piece of shit even has no uninstall option ...


Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: qq1975b on 24-04-2013, 06:17:35
 :o luckly, yesterday on the morning I  had not the time to install diskmod.sys but I did the timetesting ON and downloaded the files before reading the edited post...too close  :P

Ok, today I will install dummydisk. Hope it works on  W7 64  :)
Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 24-04-2013, 09:56:40
The problem with WIndows7 is that it allows only signed drivers. There are some tricks to override it, but I can not tell more. I still stick to good old XP. On given links are some clues for W7.  But must be careful .

Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 13-02-2016, 10:43:49
I managed to install cfadisk 64-bit driver in Windows 10 - seems to work fine, only problem is by removal - will say about problem instead "It's safe to remove ...". But you just remove it when sure that no access to card reader.

Win 10 (and 8, I guess) allows not install of unsigned drivers, but there is way to do it:
Not that hard as seems at first sight - still harder part is editing of cfadisk.inf  .

Here is guide for installing:   http://atari.8bitchip.info/multpremW10.html

Title: Re: How to see all the disk partitions on the PC?
Post by: Petari on 18-03-2016, 11:03:38
Good news: Simon Owen - man who made fdrawcmd - floppy disk driver used in many SW supporting old computer floppy formats on PC - like mine FloImg is now on updating cfadisk to be easier to use and compatible with later Windows versions. And best thing: there will be even signing of driver !  It already works very well in Win 10 64-bit, need to resolve some things yet.  Will inform you with updates as soon as they come ..