The big dump

paul moore paulm2012 at
Fri Feb 11 17:34:41 UTC 2005

Hi Molle,

 Thanks, that answered a lot of questions. I noted that it had the same
windows 95A type MBR as the system I was looking at. Unfortunately I didn't
get what OS it was partitioned with. If I were to take a WAG, I would say
it was NT-3.x with 256 byte sector partitioning. Any ideas? This is
probably a semi-fluke (?). It might still be a good idea to add a parameter
to dmraid that says, if you can't get this to work and all your
partitioning was done with some ancient windows OS, try this.
Any comments from anyone?


--- Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich at> wrote:

> Paul Moore wrote:
> > Actually any size disk will do. 2GB is fine. Was unaware you were using
> > an emulated drive. Never had the cash to try vmware myself. Was just
> > unshure of NT's ability to address available drives.
> No need to cash out, you can download a trial at:
> There's also QEMU, which is free.
> >> Do you want me to stuff data on the disk, or is it good enough if it's
> >> just partitioned from within NT?
> > 
> > Just partitioned is fine.
> Ok.  I used an existing virtual machine which had one virtual
> harddrive already, so I just added another (blank) virtual drive and
> partitioned it within NT.  Added ½ GB of NTFS and ½ GB of FAT.
> Screenshots, dd and fdisk output attached.
> If you want another run with a bigger harddrive, let me know - VMware
> creates sparse files (or something similar), so 100 GB, 200 GB etc. is
> no problem.  They take up only a few kB's.

> ATTACHMENT part 2 application/x-gzip name=NT4.tar.gz

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