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Weird drive content

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:03 am
by kilaueabart
The hard drive I am using in my SAM460ex is one I previously used in my deceased X1000. I had at one time made an attempt or two to install Ubuntu on it, with limited success. But I got to wondering whether I might be able to try to launch them in the SAM, so I took a look at the drive with Media Toolbox and found three partitions named "dhx." The first and third use Filesystem \00\00\00\00 and are both a bit over 93 GB. The middle dhx uses LNX\00 for 0.023 MB. I used to get at one or the other of those with CFE (? The X1000 replacement of UBoot) and I was getting ready to see how I might address those partitions with UBoot.

But while in Media Toolbox I noticed a dh2: and wondered what the heck that was. Info doesn't bring it up under that name, but it turns out to be the partition belonging to a disk item labeled "Empty" on Workbench. Very puzzling. Here is what is in it:
Directory "dh2:" on Friday 18-Aug-17
MCC_BetterString-11.30.lha 317711 ----rwed 19-Mar-17 18:54:30
SDK Dir ----rwed 10-Apr-17 14:56:05
AutoInstall 1568 ----rw-d 30-Jan-17 18:47:50
MUI Dir ----rwed 10-Apr-17 14:56:04
MUI.info 16828 ----rw-d 10-Apr-17 15:09:40
3 files - 328K bytes - 2 directories - 676 blocks used

4.DH0:> dir dh2:sdk all
MUI (dir)
Autodocs (dir)
MCC (dir)
MCC_Aboutbox.doc
MCC_BetterBalance.doc
MCC_Busy.doc view (see attached png)
MCC_ColorSlider.doc
MCC_Crawling.doc
MCC_GIFAnim.doc
(and on and on)

The very unsettling thing is that when I click on the MUI icon, I get this (as is the case for clicking on DH0:> MUI > MUI, of course):
weirdMUI.png

Who in the world is David Gerber, and why do I have a MUI registered to him?

Puzzling, yeah?

Re: Wierd drive content

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:00 pm
by javierdlr
MUI:
Seems you have in S: the file mui.key from other user. Did you register/pay for MUI? Not sure but I remember the mui key generator was "lost" or the author doesn't have time to generate such keys and sends a "generic" one.

DH2:
Do yuo have such partition automounted (MTB) or mark as hidden from Workbench prefs?

LINUX partitions:
On my SAM460ex I have 2 linux partitions. Using MediaToolbox I created 2 'dhx' partitions, LNX\00 is the linux boot partition (40MB) and the other EXT\03 (40GB) is the user/data partition.

Re: Weird drive content

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:07 am
by kilaueabart
javierdlr wrote:MUI:
Seems you have in S: the file mui.key from other user. Did you register/pay for MUI? Not sure but I remember the mui key generator was "lost" or the author doesn't have time to generate such keys and sends a "generic" one.
I registered years and years ago, and I always copied over my mui.key when necessary. But something apparently happened in September 2015 that led to my getting a different one. I guess it doesn't hurt anything.
DH2:
Do yuo have such partition automounted (MTB) or mark as hidden from Workbench prefs?
Workbench Prefs shows no hidden partitions. DM2 lists both DH2: and Empty: but if I click on "DH2:" up comes a window named "Empty." I don't remember why I have such a partition; at "0% full, 22.9GB free, 15.8MB in use" it's a bit of a waste of space.
LINUX partitions:
On my SAM460ex I have 2 linux partitions. Using MediaToolbox I created 2 'dhx' partitions, LNX\00 is the linux boot partition (40MB) and the other EXT\03 (40GB) is the user/data partition.
I wonder why mine are so different. I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions on the Install disk, or else those of xeno74. Maybe I'll find time today to figure out how to try to boot one of them.

Re: Wierd drive content

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:12 am
by javierdlr
DH2:
...Workbench Prefs shows no hidden partitions. DM2 lists both DH2: and Empty: but if I click on "DH2:" up comes a window named "Empty." I don't remember why I have such a partition; at "0% full, 22.9GB free, 15.8MB in use" it's a bit of a waste of space.


And when you start/launch MediaToolbox whats does it tells about DH2:?
Maybe an assign in S-S or U-S, or maybe you have in DEVS:DOSDrivers/ DH2 mountfile? ¿:-/

Re: Weird drive content

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:37 am
by kilaueabart
Media Toolbox doesn't have anything interesting to say. Gives the size; filesystem (DOS\03, for some reason); name DH2; Standard filesystem: FastFileSystem, International; Blocksize 512; Buffers 600.

No relevant assigns in almost-empty User-Startup, nor in Startup-Sequence.

Anyway, I don't see DH2: alias Empty: as a problem, just a curiosity.