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Need Partition Tool That Works With MUI

David Suter

Posts 39
01 May 2021 09:42


I have made appolo OS MUI based and the supplied HDToolBox does not work with MUI.
Is there a partition tool I can use instead ?
Haven't found anything on aminet.




Vojin Vidanovic
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Posts 1896/ 1
01 May 2021 10:11


No, Amiga partition tools is system supplied HD Toolbox only - kind of overcomplex and a bit ugly :) Its really strange there has not been much competition there, since pride ourselves in community driven solutions.

Again, best solution is to use Vampire Boot Loader that nicely "does it all" including partitioning and OS installs.

Best similar MUI using tool one can find is undelete, abait only for OFS-FFS (AFS)

EXTERNAL LINK 
Then again, that one is from 1997, there are far better choices by now.


David Suter

Posts 39
01 May 2021 10:31


Thanks for your reply.
I have burnt Apollo OS to a 32GB SD card and installed MUI and I want to partition the free space left.
Before installing MUI I tried the supplied HDToolBox and couldn't work it out.
I could see the free space but couldn't set it as a drive.
Is it possible to use OS3.9 HDToolBox and libraries, if so I will need 3.9 disk or image.
I tried ratting them from coffin but it didn't work.
 


Vojin Vidanovic
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01 May 2021 10:57


David Suter wrote:

    Thanks for your reply.
    I have burnt Apollo OS to a 32GB SD card and installed MUI and I want to partition the free space left.
    Before installing MUI I tried the supplied HDToolBox and couldn't work it out.
   

   
    Only AROS related guide to its Toolbox I can find is AROS install guide
    EXTERNAL LINK    Mind that you would do similar, but selecting the sagasd.device if its MicrOSD card or if it is SD Card attached to IDE, ordinary scsi.device (likely, you are doing second)

    name it other then HD0 (e.g. DATA, USER, HD2), NOT select bootable but remain automount, and if possible from ApolloOS-AROS for over 4GB partitoons you would have to use PFS as file system (change type step).
 
  DO NOT TOUCH ANY SETTING OF EXISTING PARTITION :) deal only with free space.
   
    OS 3.9 HD Toolbox might or might not work on AROS ... (as what is that you tried from Coffin - that is the same, just not run from AROS-ApolloOS)
   
    Latest PFS3 is EXTERNAL LINK   
    If some more experienced users with AROS have good advices, please do tell
   
  You could also do it on PC with WinUAE, using this guide
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  But remember you are making only non bootable data partition, do not change or modify first one (rethink given guide steps as it includes boot partition too).
   

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