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#1 roytam1

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:30 AM

It is now possible to access exFAT partitions with grub4dos-0.4.5b-2011-06-06.
Booting from exFAT directly may be possible, but we need to write boot code for exFAT. Indirect boot (i.e. booting grub.exe/grldr from another grub.exe/grldr in other filesystem) is tested.

#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 10:13 AM

It is now possible to access exFAT partitions with grub4dos-0.4.5b-2011-06-06.
Booting from exFAT directly may be possible, but we need to write boot code for exFAT. Indirect boot (i.e. booting grub.exe/grldr from another grub.exe/grldr in other filesystem) is tested.

Nice. :cheers:
But that won't work for any NT based system right? :cheers:

http://www.msfn.org/...ck/page__st__21

Anyway a GREAT accomplishment! :cheers:

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#3 roytam1

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:05 PM

But that won't work for any NT based system right? :cheers:

Sorry I can't actually get what you mean.
exFAT is supported in XP/2003(with KB955704 installed) and Vista/7/8/2008/2008r2.

#4 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:13 PM

Sorry I can't actually get what you mean.
exFAT is supported in XP/2003(with KB955704 installed) and Vista/7/8/2008/2008r2.

Yes, but once booted.
I mean, definitely NTLDR cannot access/read it.
Vista :cheers:'s BOOTMGR also should not be able to.
And I don't think that 7's BOOTMGR can.

I hope that I have cleared what I mean:
MBR->PBR->NTLDR->known filesystem->all the rest of NT booting :cheers:
vs:
MBR->PBR->NTLDR->UNknown filesystem->A suffusion of yellow :cheers:

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