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Chameleon doesn't recognise FAT usb sticks
« on: April 11, 2009, 08:12:01 PM »
Hi everyone,

The bootloader is working fine but i did some tests and found out that the bootloader can't recognise my 1 GB usb stick if it's formatted in FAT32. I formatted the usb stick in HFS+ and the bootloader recognised it just fine...


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Re: Chameleon doesn't recognise FAT usb sticks
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 09:27:45 PM »
Chameleon does better with FAT32 or EXT3 if there is a boot loader in the partition as apposed to the MBR.  I know that was the case when I tried to use Chameleon to boot my external USB MBR partitioned Linux system.  Give it a try and see if that corrects your problem.
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