amilo-forum.com

Everything you need to know about Amilo and Lifebook laptops by Fujitsu

XP Pro doesn't find FAT32 drive (Amilo PI 2530) Topic is solved

Problems with hard drives, CD/DVD-devices, firmware updates, USB stick, card reader,...

XP Pro doesn't find FAT32 drive (Amilo PI 2530)

Postby Federal-Foe » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:18 pm

Here's my problem:

I have a cd with Windows XP Pro on it. When I first booted from the cd, he only found my 1 GB SD card to put XP on. It seemed that the card was "FAT". So I looked things up on google, and it appears XP works with FAT-drives, and because I only have NTFS partitions, I figured that was the problem...
I erased a partition volume (30GB < 32GB, max for FAT32) so it would be marked as a "FAT". But the only other option was FAT32, but I thought that didn't matter.

But now it seems that it actually does matter, because he still can't find my FAT32-harddisk.

I hope one of you can help me with my problem.

FYI: The partition I used was the 45 GB back-up drive, split that one into 30 and 15 GB, and converted the 30 GB to FAT32. So it isn't an external disk. Don't know if this information matters, but wanted to add this ;)
Federal-Foe
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:58 pm

Re: XP Pro doesn't find FAT32 drive (Amilo PI 2530)  Topic is solved

Postby hikaru » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:05 am

XP can handle FAT, FAT32 and NTFS out of the box and is installable on these file systems.
Your HDD is a SATA-drive which isn't supported out of the box by XP. You need to include SATA-drivers in your XP-CD.

For further information please read this thread:
https://www.amilo-forum.com/topic,26,-Installation-of-Windows-XP-Home-Pro-PE-FAQs.html
User avatar
hikaru
Moderator
 
Posts: 1153
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:23 am
Notebook:
  • Amilo Si 1520
  • Desktop
  • Asus EEE 901

Re: XP Pro doesn't find FAT32 drive (Amilo PI 2530)

Postby Federal-Foe » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:44 pm

ah, ok, thanks :wink:
Federal-Foe
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:58 pm
Notebook:


Return to Drives: HDD, DVD, card reader

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron