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#1 deomsh

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 03:17 PM

I have following question about Grubutil fat.

If I set debug on and using fat on the command-line I get following warning: Warning! The program is outdated!

Fat works fine for me. :unsure: Any clue?

I am using latest version I could find (fat 2015-02-15) and Grub4Dos 2019-09-09.


Edited by deomsh, 21 April 2020 - 03:17 PM.


#2 steve6375

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 01:18 PM

its a debug message which was not removed. Just turn off debug!



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Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:00 PM

Steve, since you are here, do you know who (if anyone) is maintaining these utilities?

 

Deomsh - JFYI - made quite a few tests with fat here:

https://msfn.org/boa...e-on-usb-drive/

 

Start reading around here:

https://msfn.org/boa...comment=1176709

 

and found more than one little things that could be fixed.

 

In the end he wrote a couple grub4dos batches (that BTW may be of interest to you) to format a volume (on partitioned media) with either FAT16 or FAT32, but an updated (and "fixed") fat utility would surely be handy.

FAT16:

https://msfn.org/boa...comment-1178197

 

FAT32:

https://msfn.org/boa...comment=1178737

 

:duff:

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#4 deomsh

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 05:16 PM

Steve6375,

Thanks. Good to know it's harmless.

I had some problems with the debug message while redirecting the output of "fat dir" in a Grub4Dos batchfile, but I found an acceptable solution independent from debug.

Wonko,

I am working on a generalized version of rd2hdft.. for all fat devices, and including FAT12. Also with many switches. I hope I will succeed to generate valid UUID's, more needed now.

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 06:12 PM

fat source file

https://github.com/c...ster/g4dext/fat

 

Report issues on github

https://github.com/c...rubutils/issues






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