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c0dehunter 14 May 2022 03:10

8GB larger CF support on 3.0 or 3.1?
 
Hi all,
I am following this guide, which so far has the *least* number of steps in order to prepare a CF card and install WB:


http://retrospection.pl/?p=7037


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...8gooTf5KpwVvoa



Unfortunately however, it still has the 8GB limit (I tried a 32GB CF card, and the format utility could see 8GB only)


Is there a way around this? (and I am not planning to install 3.1.4 or 3.20 rom chips at this time)


Thanks

Leon Besson 14 May 2022 03:34

Looking at the guide you are using it mentions SFS. Personally I would be using PFS3 version 19.2.
Also it doesn’t mention which version of SCSI.device to use. Ideally you need to be using a version which will help with the 4GB> partitions. You should also be using HDToolbox.

Worth a read here;

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=71267

PFS free from Aminet here; http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/pfs3aio

To setup pfs3 properly here; http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=64949

SCSI.device update from here; http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/Install-SCSI-v43.45

c0dehunter 14 May 2022 04:17

Thanks for providing the links. If I continue using the guide that I originally mentioned, what would be the issue in long run? In other words, what is wrong with his guide?

Lisko 14 May 2022 10:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by c0dehunter (Post 1545525)
Thanks for providing the links. If I continue using the guide that I originally mentioned, what would be the issue in long run? In other words, what is wrong with his guide?

You could have some headaches with >8GB if you don't do the things done right. You could still follow that guide but you need to install scsi 43.45 in place of nsdpatch and pfs3aio in place of sfs following their respective guides.

Leon Besson 14 May 2022 13:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by c0dehunter (Post 1545525)
Thanks for providing the links. If I continue using the guide that I originally mentioned, what would be the issue in long run? In other words, what is wrong with his guide?

To me that guide you are following. It’s out of date :rolleyes
Looks as though the guide producer found some older information and just posted it. A lot of YouTubers will just tell you to use FFS when setting up a CF or SD card.

SFS and PFS3 are better alternatives for FFS. But SFS is no longer supported, where as PFS3 is. I always use PFS3 as it’s the better solution.

Granted in 3.1.4 and 3.2, FFS is still the main Filesystem and has improved and still being developed.

As for the rest of the guide for getting ClassicWB onto the card afterwards is still good and the only way as far as I am aware :great

Good luck Bromigo! ;)

Oh and this YouTube video taught me on ClassicWB installs

https://youtu.be/olRHScYz3KI

c0dehunter 14 May 2022 22:59

This is what I was following about 2 years ago:

https://youtu.be/V2V3wQ2YjnA

And his follow up for the support on larger capacity drives:

https://youtu.be/78bweS8-DsU

Daedalus 15 May 2022 20:40

All filesystems have their pros and cons. FFS has supported large partitions since the late '90s when OS 3.5 was released. Using large partitions on earlier setups (3.1 and lower) requires some care as mentioned - you need your filesystem and your device driver to both support large drives, and that will mean patching or replacing the existing device driver (scsi.device), which means an additional reboot during the startup process.

Realistically, there isn't that much that really goes out of date with these guides - I've been using large hard drives since before OS 3.5 was released and the process hasn't really changed.


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