[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #7572: Unable to initialize BFS on usb disk

  • From: "starsseed" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 11:26:59 -0000

#7572: Unable to initialize BFS on usb disk
   Reporter:  Giova84                |      Owner:  stippi
       Type:  bug                    |     Status:  new
   Priority:  blocker                |  Milestone:  R1/alpha3
  Component:                         |    Version:  R1/alpha3
  Applications/DriveSetup            |   Keywords:  drivesetup initialize
 Resolution:                         |  bfs usb sd hard disk
 Blocked By:                         |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  0                      |   Platform:  x86

Comment (by starsseed):

 Your disk device is initialized with a Be File system. So It certainly
 have the 0x55AA MAGIC NUMBER present at the end of the first block of
 every  bootable volume.

 The Intel partitioning system check for this 'flag' and do not initializes
 a partitioning system if it is present on the disk (to avoid the overwrite
 of the partition table).

 Write zeros to the firsts 1024 bytes of your disk device(use dd or
 DiskProbe), then reboot.[[BR]]
 You should be able to create a partitioning system and a BFS partition
 onto it. (don't forget to create an "ACTIVE" one!).[[BR]]
 Also you'll may have to write a working MBR boot code if you want to boot
 on your "live-USB" key (you can find one on the haiku-anyboot-image or in
 the ticket #3441 ).

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/7572#comment:11>
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