>> I don't know what you mean by 'bootable flag' or CHS compatibility, but I'm willing to try anything.
The first is known as 'active' in fdisk for dos/windows. If it isn't set, I don't think the disk will boot
since a format /s will write the startup files to the disk, but doesn't write the mbr (main boot record) correctly
because that will only happen with the master drive afaik.
The latter is Cylinders/Heads/Sectors, which is the geometry of the disk.
My experience is it's important to have set it right on the machine where you fdisked the drive.
For instance: When I connected the drive for the wp on my laptop and let it autorecognize, fdisk and format it doens't
work correctly with the wp. When I did the same on my wp, the drive is still recognized on my laptop.
I was happy when it worked, but I forgot to right down the details, so I can't really say what the difference is and
I don't want to open up my laptop again. The only conclusion I can make out of this and the many postings about the issue
is that the BIOS of the webplayer isn't 100% compatible with the ones we are used to work with.
You say that the disk is being recognized, what is the exact message?
Also when you go in to the setup, what is the found CHS geometry?
Also other options on that page can be useful to know.
>> BTW Kray, your site's awesome and great source of information/inspiration!
I haven't got the time to play with the wp for a while now :(
I hope to be able to update the site in the near future again.
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