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  • OSFMount V3 Beta - OSFmount.com - Empty RAM drive not formatted

    First of all thank you for writing and making the software available!

    I've been using version V2.0.1001 to create empty formatted RAM Drives with the command below and was working fine.
    Testing the new V3 Beta Build: 0001 (64-bit) it creates a "Logical" "RAM (Virtual)" drive, but it fails to format it now.

    Code:
    OSFMount.com -a -t vm -s 2G -o format:"RAM Disk" -m "R:"
    
    Creating device...
    Created device 0: R: -> VM image
    Unknown Error encountered during formatting of RAM Disk. Manual format may be necessary.
    Code:
    OSFMount.com --version
    PassMark OSFMount Command Line Interface.
    Version 2.0.1001 - (Compiled Jan 16 2019)
    Any thoughts, am I doing anything wrong?

    Thank you,
    Dan

  • #2
    Thanks for the details.

    In OSFMount V3 we added support for formatting drives with file systems other than FAT32. It seems this broke the CLI format operation.

    Can you give the following build a try:
    http://www.passmark.com/ftp/osfmount-v3.0-beta.0002.exe

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    • #3
      Thank you keith for your prompt response!

      Yes, it's working fine now I can see the format option has changed, you have to add the filesystem type in the command now as you can choose between ntfs, fat32 and exfat.

      Code:
      OSFMount.com -a -t vm -s 2G -o format:fat32:"RAM Disk" -m "R:"
      Creating device...
      Created device 0: R: -> VM image
      Formatting drive with volume label RAM Disk
      Code:
      PassMark OSFMount Command Line Interface.
      Version V3.0 Beta (Build 0002) - (Compiled Jan 21 2019)
      
      -o option[,option2,...]
              Set or reset options.
      
      ...
      
      format:ntfs|fat32|exfat[:"Vol Label"]]  Specifies that virtual disk should be formatted after it is mounted.
                                                The file system should be one of ntfs, fat32, or exfat.
                                                This option is only available for new empty RAM disk. Optionally, to
                                                specify a volume label, add a quoted string after appending a colon(:)
                                                after the file system.
      
                                                LIMITATIONS: File systems may have a minimum disk size requirement.
                                                For example, FAT32 requires at least 260 MB.

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