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07 July 2006, 15:51
I am trying to do a fresh OS3.9 install onto my SCSI HD from SCSI CD Drive.
Both are connected to the BlizzardPPC SCSI bus. I have checked with SCSIConfig and both Units are recognized (HD=Unit 6,CD=Unit0). So far, so good.
Now I am trying to install OS3.9 from my emercency Disk,which I created with an IDE HD installed, but it doesn't recognized my CD Drive:confused.
I copied the CD setting (DEV/Dosdriver) from my HD to the Disk but still no luck.
07 July 2006, 16:38
Load either CD0 or EMERGENCY_CD (make sure you have only one of them in devs/dosdrivers) into a text editor. You should see that it starts with something like this:
Device = scsi.device
Unit = 2
change it to read
Device = blizzppc.device
Unit = 0
with blizzppc.device being the name of the device driver of the BlizzardPPC (I don't know exactly if this is the right name) and 0 being the SCSI ID of your CD-ROM drive.
07 July 2006, 16:44
Ahh, I'll give it a try. I have to CD devices in Devs/dosdrivers. One with the scsi.device and one with blizzppc.device .
07 July 2006, 16:58
Yes, as Thomas said it is Blizzppc.device.
07 July 2006, 17:09
Ok, I tried it but still doesn't work. Still asking to insert OS3.9 CD but the CD is already in the drive. Yes, I am using the blizzppc.device. The only different is that I am using AmiCDFS instead of CacheCDFS. I have put the relevant files in their directory. I am at a lost.
I got it now. Change the filesystem back to L=CacheCDFS (in CD0) and it works. Hooray!!
07 July 2006, 21:03
I thought i solved it but I didn't. Installed OS3.9,rebooted and than I got the message
' ramlib Program failes at xxxxxx'. The amiga went than in reboot loop. Damned it.
07 July 2006, 21:24
Install the 68k libraries for you accelerator.
07 July 2006, 21:35
What I've done in the end is I copied all the files from my working IDE drive over to the SCSI drive, disconnected the IDE drive and rebooted the Amiga. Still the same. (ramlib error)
07 July 2006, 21:36
Of course, a 030 and 040 isn't the same. The 040 needs CPU libraries, the 030 doesn't.
07 July 2006, 22:04
No, I think you misunderstood me. I installed the 040 libraries on my working IDE drive and than I tansferred the whole lot over to my scsi drive. So, the IDE works fine but the SCSi one doesn't. Maybe I have to disconnect the 4xIDE adapter. Or is it the termination??
07 July 2006, 22:13
Outdated libraries maybe?
07 July 2006, 22:33
I think I installed the latest one which I got from the PowerUp website.
10 July 2006, 11:12
I disconnected the SCSI CD drive and left the HD on the SCSI chain (active terminated).
Still get the 'ramlib error...'. I than tried to boot from my WB3.1 disk with HD installed. Amiga tries to boot but no luck. The power light flashes 5x and than reboots. Without the HD connected and booting from WB3.1 disk Amiga boots up alright. What's going on??
10 July 2006, 12:34
I emailed you, did you try what I suggested? :rolleyes
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