no C drive on floppy boot

Sony Crash bash (psx)
December 20, 2009 at 05:55:17
Specs: wXP, n/a
Booting from floppy disk, getting into DOS/command line/whatever, ... but I can only access the A drive (which I booted from).

No harddrive is available, he says :
"Drive is not a valid", when trying to switch to C:

Any idea how that comes, and how to fix that ?


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#1
December 20, 2009 at 05:58:57
If your XP drive is NTFS, DOS won't see it.

DOS only does FAT.


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#2
December 20, 2009 at 08:49:35
Boot to a live linux cd.

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#3
December 20, 2009 at 11:50:21
Damn, forgot about that ... I've converted all my drives to NTFS, but I know the old FAT has its features. Could you, at that point format it as FAT ? (acknowledging the fact all is lost on that drive of course)

Will Linux be able to WRITE to that drive ?


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#4
December 20, 2009 at 11:54:03
What happens if you try and boot to Windows?

LIR


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#5
December 23, 2009 at 11:45:14
> What happens if you try and boot to Windows?
>

I end up in Windows.

I would like to have a boot-disk both to boot to Windows, and to DOS, because the Windows boot-disk may not work the day Windows is corrupt, and the DOS one will. Only problem is that I cannot do anything now, but ... well.


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#6
December 23, 2009 at 15:58:38
If you are using something like a 98 bootfloppy with MSDOS then about the only thing you might be able to do is run FDISK to delete the non-dos partition. That isn't going to help you much if/when your operating system crashes.
If you want to have abackup plan in case your XP disk won't boot then have a look at UBCD4WIN
http://www.ubcd4win.com/

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#7
January 3, 2010 at 15:02:12
I'll have a look there. Basically, I was trying to be able to change/fix boot related issues, recover data from C-drive, clean your C-drive by formatting, ...

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