ED Nurse wrote:I am like the USS Enterprise as far as RISCOS is concerned, I am boldly going where I have never been before.
Same here - but I'll have a go at answering your questions based on what I learned
a) this is all done on the Raspberry running RISCOS
No. The creation of the partition was done using gparted on a Raspbian box with dosfstools (I think...) and mtools installed. If you find that gparted doesn't give you the option of creating a fat32 partition, try installing these two.
b) the FAT32FS module actually does the creating of the new partition
Nope. See above. Note to self: read the whole message before replying
c)the mount command has to be done once, even if the Raspberry is rebooted, and only has to be redone if the dismount command is issued
No - if I reboot RISC OS, the module needs to be reloaded and the mount command executed again.
If c) is not true then is there a way of automatically mounting the new partition on start up?
I'm sure there is - in the documentation for the module there's some information, but I've not looked into this yet. It'll be possible, no doubt.
Good luck - and if you work out how to mount the partition automagically at boot time, please let me know. Also, while I'm here and wittering on, the fat32fs:free command is a useful one. It'd be nice to have the fat32 filesystem appear on the iconbar in the way the SD file system and others do, but I don't know if the fat32fs module provides that option.