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Offline Exfso

CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« on: May 09, 2020, 06:07:05 PM »
My old 4000 SCSI hard drive is dead and I am trying to get a CF card formatted to replace it.  I have both WinUAE and Forever Amiga (paid version) and do you reckon I can get this running. No damn way.  I have tried numerous tutorials and always I end up failing. I have a new 4gb CF card and I keep getting all sorts of error messages ranging from write protected drives to god knows what. I have a full set of .adf files for 3.1 and roms, it just seems whatever I do just fails. Any help on this much appreciated, it is really doing my head in......attached is one of the messages.
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 06:16:19 PM »
The HD setup program wants to write the drive definitions to a file on your install 'disk'. So you have to untick an option for that emulated floppy drive to not be write protected.
 

Offline lionstorm

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 10:20:31 PM »
not sure if you read this guide : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=61666
 

Offline Exfso

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 06:51:58 AM »
The emulated floppy is definitely not write protected, this is why I am getting so damn frustrated. :o
 

Offline Exfso

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 12:35:20 PM »
Now it gets worse, the card cannot be recognised at all by Win UAE, I have done the clean on it through the cmd and whilst it shows up using the command show disk, that is all that happens, when I try to add a hard disk to WinUAE it is not showing up at all. Not sure what to do now, as it was showing up yesterday..
 

Offline ToddH

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 02:31:17 PM »
Try running WINUAE as an administrator.
 

Offline Exfso

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 04:42:46 PM »
Thanks mate, always run this as an administrator.. ::)
 

Offline Thomas

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 10:30:32 PM »
Now it gets worse, the card cannot be recognised at all by Win UAE, I have done the clean on it through the cmd and whilst it shows up using the command show disk, that is all that happens, when I try to add a hard disk to WinUAE it is not showing up at all. Not sure what to do now.

After clean enter create part primary and delete part. Then eject the card and re-insert it into the reader.


Offline Exfso

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 01:04:35 PM »
Ok whilst still in the cmd area I enter delete, is that correct??
 

Offline Thomas

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 05:43:11 PM »

all inside diskpart

diskpart
list disk
select disk 6
list disk
clean
create part primary
delete part
exit

Offline Exfso

Re: CF card as a replacement for a dead hard drive
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 07:23:13 AM »
Thanks Thomas, appreciated.