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Using internal flash memory as FatFs drive

Question asked by goverdovskiy.andrey on Feb 13, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2015 by goverdovskiy.andrey
I'm trying to make internal flash on STM32F051xx to be seen as a drive.

This is the code on the top level:

char USER_Path[4];  /* USER logical drive path */
FATFS USER_FatFs;  /* File system object for User logical drive */
FIL USER_File;     /* File object */  
uint32_t bytesWritten;
uint8_t text[] = "Text to write to logical disk";
if (FATFS_LinkDriver(&USER_Driver, USER_Path) == 0) {
  if(f_mount(&USER_FatFs, (TCHAR const*)USER_Path, 0) == FR_OK) {
    if(f_open(&USER_File, "STM32.TXT", FA_CREATE_ALWAYS | FA_WRITE) == FR_OK) {
      if(f_write(&USER_File, text, sizeof(text), (void *)&bytesWritten) == FR_OK); {

f_mount() returns FR_OK, but when it comes to creating a new file via f_open(), which calls find_volume(), which calls check_fs() which returns FR_NO_FILESYSTEM. I assume this is because a boot sector wasn't created, but I have no idea how to do that.

I've written USER_read(), USER_write() and USER_ioctl() functions, but I don't know what to write in the USER_initialize() function. Right now I've left it in it's original state, where it returns RES_OK without doing anything. I feel like that may be the source of the problem.

Any suggestions?