Topic: Assign Partition-ID WITHOUT formatting partition
I use gparted to configure HDDs in my retro PCs running DR-DOS and Windows 98SE. However, I have a problem in doing so:
When creating and formatting a DOS partition with FAT16>32MB or a Win98SE partition with FAT32, the resulting file system is not compatible with the setup program and boot process of DR-DOS and Win98SE, respectively. I get an I/O error. As a result of this, I have to format the partitions a second time using the corresponding system tool before starting the installation routine.
I would like to avoid formatting the partitions twice but when I choose "unformatted" then gparted assigns partition-ID 83 to the created partitions (= Linux native partition) making them inaccessible for DOS/Win98SE.
It is possible to implement an option "no formatting" that allows to select just the partition-ID e.g.
04 = DOS 3.0+ 16-bit FAT (up to 32M)
05 = DOS 3.3+ Extended Partition
06 = DOS 3.31+ 16-bit FAT (over 32M)
0B = WIN95 OSR2 FAT32
0C = WIN95 OSR2 FAT32, LBA-mapped
0E = WIN95: DOS 16-bit FAT, LBA-mapped
0F = WIN95: Extended partition, LBA-mapped
but does not format the created partition?
I use gparted live 0.13.1-2. If this has already been realized in the current version, please let me know.