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 From:  "James McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] CF physdiskwrite issue
 Date:  Sat, 6 Aug 2005 09:55:48 -0500
Tim Roberts wrote:
> Howdee folks. I have a new CF 128MB card and IDE>CF adapter. I boot
> up a Win2003 box, it assigns drive E to it and its volume is
> browsable. Then I run "physdiskwrite imagename" and it asks me to
> choose the disk. It shows up as a Toshiba blahhblahh like windows
> reports with what looks to be appropriate C/H/S for its size. When I
> write to it, all seems well and it finishes saying its written the
> data. Nothing is on the CF disk?????? Should I be able to see the
> file system in windows after its written to it? I would at least
> think windows would barf trying to browse a BSD partition after its
> written. It acts just like nothing happened at all in the write
> process.          
> Thanks
> Tim

The partition that physdiskwrite puts on the CF is a format that Windows
will not understand - if the system was *BSD (or even Linux with the
right drivers) you would be able to read the CF. The format type escapes
me at this point, I just know Windows cannot read it.

James W. McKeand