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Offline nicholas

Re: AmigaOS3.9 Emergency Disc and FastATA
« Reply #14 from previous page: September 10, 2016, 03:59:39 PM »
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Offline paul1981

Re: AmigaOS3.9 Emergency Disc and FastATA
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2016, 06:22:01 PM »

(#12 in above link)

Idea being that when you boot your emergency disk and hold in the left mouse button it will run ATA3Prefs. You then save the correct settings (it'll save them to the floppy) then it'll continue with setup. Obviously next time the boot disk boots you won't have to hold the left mouse button in as the correct config will be loaded when the driver is run.

I have a FastATA, but I don't use 3.9 so I've never had to install the OS from CD to a real Amiga.


Those instructions in the link refer to incorrect (old) files. I believe it's ata3.driver, and ata3prefs, but check your FastATA floppy for correct filenames (my Amiga still needs a PSU or I'd check). Just manually copy those files onto (a copy of your) emergency disk into C and Prefs respectively, then use Ed or some other text editor to modify the startup-sequence (as per link but with correct driver and prefs filenames.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 06:35:00 PM by paul1981 »

Offline OldAmigan

Re: AmigaOS3.9 Emergency Disc and FastATA
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2016, 08:46:04 AM »
You say you've put CD2 in Devs. Could it be a naming issue?

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Re: AmigaOS3.9 Emergency Disc and FastATA
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2016, 12:10:12 PM »
Just executing the ATA3.driver command won't just make it work you also need a CD Filesystem setup with the dosdriver pointing to allegrocdfs  which should be in L: or other cdfilesystem and also pointing to the correct unit number for the CD drive.  

If you are using the CD2 DosDriver from the fastata package it should be pointing to the secondary master device and to use L:allegrocdfs for the CD filesystem so you need to make sure allegrocdfs is in L.
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