Importing P2 video data to Final Cut and problems with partition formats

We had some problems with importing video from a P2 card to Final Cut Pro. It seems that the P2 contents can not be inside a HFS+ volume. At least that’s the only reasonable common thing which we found as we hammered out heads against the wall for the better part of the day. We tried to copy the P2 contents to an external harddrive, which we transported to the editing machine. We were using Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 with latests (as retrieved from Panasonic site March 23, 2008) P2 drivers for OS X. Once we formated a small portable disk to single primary partition formated to FAT32 the Final Cut finally found the contents and we were able to leave for Sauna while FCP imported the videos \o/