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Tripredacus

MBR CLI app to run in x64 mode?

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Tripredacus    286

Is there any native 64bit Windows apps that can write MBR code using command line? I have a side-project where I need to deploy a DOS image from a WinPE x64, and I have everything done except all of my MBR tools are x86 applications.

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jaclaz    927

Is there any native 64bit Windows apps that can write MBR code using command line? I have a side-project where I need to deploy a DOS image from a WinPE x64, and I have everything done except all of my MBR tools are x86 applications.

And why can't you run them 32 bit apps? :unsure:

I mean ;):

Anyway :angel :

http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=667&Itemid=55

http://firesage.com/mbrwizard.php

jaclaz

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Tripredacus    286

All my PEs are x64 but.... it may end up being true that using some other method of imaging would be better off.... since it takes 1 second (no lie, the wim is 708KB) to image, and 2-3 minutes to boot the PE. :rolleyes:

The 32GB format limitation is also a concern, since the client gets 500GB drives due to cost considerations...

EDIT: MBRfix now has a 64bit version:

http://www.sysint.no/products/Download/tabid/536/language/nb-NO/Default.aspx

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jaclaz    927

The 32GB format limitation is also a concern, since the client gets 500GB drives due to cost considerations...

Which particular 32 GB Format limitation are you referring to? :unsure:

jaclaz

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Tripredacus    286

Which particular 32 GB Format limitation are you referring to? :unsure:

jaclaz

WinPE 3.0 Diskpart can only format a FAT32 volume if under 32GB.

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jaclaz    927

WinPE 3.0 Diskpart can only format a FAT32 volume if under 32GB.

NO. :no:

Meaning that it's not a limit specific to WinPE, nor to it's 3.x version, and not even connected to diskpart, also 2K and any later MS OS have been limited by design to format max 32 Gb as FAT32:

http://www.allensmith.net/Storage/HDDlimit/FAT32.htm

Now, whether this artificial limitation is intelligent or not, is another thing, but, under plain 32 bit there are several tools to create (format) such biggish FAT32 volumes, examples:

http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/WD-FAT32-Formatter.shtml

So, once set aside the debate whether making a bigger than FAT32 GB volume and expecially a very large one in the hundreds of gygabytes range is somehing smart to do or not, the problem you are having is formatting a volume so huge under 64 bit OS?

http://www.x64bitdownload.com/downloads/t-64-bit-2tware-fat32-formatter-download-rfaktdxn.html

http://www.fat32-formatter.com/product/1/2tware+fat32+formatter

It must be tough :ph34r: living with a malfunctioning Google.... :whistle:

jaclaz

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Tripredacus    286

It must be tough :ph34r: living with a malfunctioning Google.... :whistle:

jaclaz

I think I was more having a malfunctioning brain instead. :(

So I withdraw my wish to get a volume larger than 32GB, especially since the client doesn't use nearly even that amount of HDD space.

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jaclaz    927

So I withdraw my wish to get a volume larger than 32GB, especially since the client doesn't use nearly even that amount of HDD space.

I don't get it. :unsure:

You can use NTFS or exFAT allright.

jaclaz

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