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Hi,

I would like to know if showing/booting FAT32 volumes is still supported in latest Chameleon releases, because I can't make it work. I tried any possible combination of FAT32 volume type (0x0B / 0x0C), size and even MBR / GUID format disks, and the FAT32 volume/s never show up in the boot selector screen.

Looking at Chameleon's theme files and a quick look at the source code (with the minimum programming knowledge I have) seems that it should be supported. Or what would be the point of having FAT32 png icons?

Is this a bug or a deprecated feature?

Any help welcome! Thank you very much!

Cheers!


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run this command in cmd; CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS in cmd. Chameleon doesnt work with fat32 from what i read everywhere

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I want to boot a legacy OS, in a FAT32 volume that can't be converted. The source code includes references to FAT filesystem, I think this is a bug!

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Look in your org.chameleon.plist and look if there is a line called:
<key>Hide Partition</key> look under it and see if maybe your Drive/Partition is being hidden by chameleon.

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Hi, there's no partition hiding/renaming/etc. keys in org.chameleon.plist. I'm trying Chameleon's latest release, and also some others older releases from 2011. This simple isn't working. Looks like this is an old-time bug.

There're other reports, like this one, http://forge.voodoop...eon/issues/212/, or this one http://www.insanelym...2-boot-problem/, but seems that nobody cares.

The code for FAT16/32 support is there inside Chameleon, but it looks like it isn't working.

I would like Chameleon to show FAT volumes and be able to boot from them, like it used to do in the first versions. If I would like to hide any volume/partition, I would prefer to use the "Hide Partition" key in org.chameleon.plist instead.

Any help from any developer?

Thank you very much!





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