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Forum: support.WinUAE 15 July 2018, 16:35
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By thomas
PFS3? Probably you were too fast. When asked...

PFS3?

Probably you were too fast. When asked to reboot after installation wait at least five seconds before you react.

Also watch the HDD LED. It will stay dark for a few seconds after the last...
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 July 2018, 20:50
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By thomas
There is picasso96fix in WinUAE's Amiga Programs...

There is picasso96fix in WinUAE's Amiga Programs folder. It fixes the issue.
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 July 2018, 08:16
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By thomas
Just use fullwindow instead of fullscreen. Same...

Just use fullwindow instead of fullscreen. Same experience, but does not switch resolutions.
Forum: support.Apps 08 July 2018, 22:23
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By thomas
2.0r is the right version (r = registered) ...

2.0r is the right version (r = registered)

2.1p is unregistered (p = preview)
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 July 2018, 14:31
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By thomas
http://aminet.net/package/util/sys/Make060

http://aminet.net/package/util/sys/Make060
Forum: support.Hardware 07 July 2018, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By thomas
No. One ROM chip holds the odd bytes, the other...

No. One ROM chip holds the odd bytes, the other chip holds the even bytes. If you swap the ROM chips, every two bytes will be swapped and the ROM as a hole won't contain anything useful any more....
Forum: support.Apps 05 July 2018, 08:08
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By thomas
It has nothing to do with file system. More...

It has nothing to do with file system. More likely you use icon types which weren't known in 1999 (NewIcons, GlowIcons, PNG icons or whatever). Or libraries (PeterK's icon.library, AFA OS, ...). Or...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2018, 22:29
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By thomas
Heads and blocks per cylinder have no meaning at...

Heads and blocks per cylinder have no meaning at all. The only define the source values to calculate blocks per cylinder. So whether you use 128 * 32 or 32 * 128 or 1 * 4096 does not matter at all.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2018, 08:20
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By thomas
This is not true. Heads is not a synonym for...

This is not true. Heads is not a synonym for sectors. Blocks is a synonym for sectors (at least in the context of HDToolbox. Actually the word blocks is used wrongly here).

Sectors = Sectors per...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 01 July 2018, 19:42
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By thomas
If you can format the CF card before you even...

If you can format the CF card before you even created a partition, then there's something wrong. You probably added the card to UAE as a super-floppy rather than a real HDD.

In order to let UAE...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2018, 13:42
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By thomas
Well, then run this program:...

Well, then run this program: http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/downloads/killrdb.lha

from a shell window like this:

killrdb gvpscsi.device 0

run it multiple time until it says "RDB not...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2018, 12:52
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By thomas
What happens if you remove all floppy disks and...

What happens if you remove all floppy disks and reboot?
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2018, 07:44
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By thomas
The report shows one 1.2 GB partition which is...

The report shows one 1.2 GB partition which is mounted and formatted.

Does this mean your new attempt was successful? Or what else do you miss?
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2018, 08:02
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By thomas
Did you add the file system in the partitioning...

Did you add the file system in the partitioning program?

Did you give the file system the right identifier?

Both the file system and the partition must have the same identifier because the...
Forum: support.Apps 23 June 2018, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By thomas
In fact it is much easier than all of the above:...

In fact it is much easier than all of the above: just open the CD icon and double click "Start_From_OS3.x".
Forum: support.Hardware 23 June 2018, 08:32
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By thomas
You should revert to version 1.74 of SMBFS. All...

You should revert to version 1.74 of SMBFS. All later versions are experimental and can cause various strange effects. SMBFS is currently being worked on, but it's far from stable.

Do not try to...
Forum: support.Apps 22 June 2018, 09:01
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By thomas
I didn't to it myself yet but I have no doubt...

I didn't to it myself yet but I have no doubt than you can do a manual installation of OS4 from OS3.

Just prepare the HDD with HDToolbox and copy all required files from the CD to the appropriate...
Forum: support.Apps 12 June 2018, 21:49
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By thomas
It seems I misread your post. The original topic...

It seems I misread your post. The original topic of this thread is about the cylinders/heads/sectors/blocks per track values in the "install drive" section of HDToolbox. This was what I talked about....
Forum: support.Apps 11 June 2018, 21:51
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By thomas
No, that's not true. The values determined by...

No, that's not true. The values determined by HDToolbox are totally correct. Only the size displayed is wrong because the calculation overflows. And that does not change if you manually enter...
Forum: support.Other 09 June 2018, 20:30
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By thomas
Yes, the operating system detects and manages all...

Yes, the operating system detects and manages all memory. A program can ask for a piece of memory of a certain kind or just any. If it says just any, then FastRAM is preferred.
Forum: support.Apps 06 June 2018, 20:08
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By thomas
http://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/Pattern_Matching

http://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/Pattern_Matching
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2018, 07:48
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By thomas
What happens if you start with both CF cards...

What happens if you start with both CF cards disconnected? Does it show the insert-disk screen?

If it also reset-loops without anything at the SCSI bus, then your A1200 probably has an issue with...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 04 June 2018, 09:28
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By thomas
Return code 10 just means "error". There is no...

Return code 10 just means "error". There is no specific meaning of this code.

There might be a reason code stored in dos.library. Try to enter "why" at the command prompt, just after the error.
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 June 2018, 22:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By thomas
Please expain "it is not recognised". It...

Please expain "it is not recognised".

It should not be recognised in such a way that you can read files from the card, that is ok.

But it should be recognised telling you that it needs to be...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 June 2018, 08:56
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By thomas
I am quite sure that files take less space on a...

I am quite sure that files take less space on a PFS partition than with FFS. But the partititon appears smaller than it was defined. If you look at the empty partition, you'll recognise that even...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 May 2018, 10:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By thomas
If it's a partition on an Amiga harddrive, then...

If it's a partition on an Amiga harddrive, then Windows software will probably not be able to do much with it. The Amiga partition table format is not recognised by Windows, so the drive appears as...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 May 2018, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By thomas
The CSPPC does neither have termination nor does...

The CSPPC does neither have termination nor does it supply term power. So you have to use a cable with active terminators at *both* ends and you have to connect a device which supplies term power to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 May 2018, 08:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By thomas
The best way would be to remove the harddrive...

The best way would be to remove the harddrive from your Amiga, connect it to the PC and use WinUAE to make an image file. This would include the partition table and all partitions, so that you have a...
Forum: support.Apps 27 May 2018, 18:03
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By thomas
Game ports -> Port 2 -> set this to none.

Game ports -> Port 2 -> set this to none.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2018, 08:04
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By thomas
8GB is just within the limits of the unpatched...

8GB is just within the limits of the unpatched driver, so you don't need that patch.

BTW, you could change the controller in WinUAE from UAE to IDE, then you would get the same picture in WinUAE,...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2018, 22:50
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By thomas
Add this line as the very first line to...

Add this line as the very first line to check4gb.filesys (before PFS 0.0):


PFS 19.0 TD64 NSD SCSI PFS3AIO



(yes, you are ok, check4gb is outdated.)
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2018, 08:27
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By thomas
Google found two references to that name, both...

Google found two references to that name, both saying that it was made by DiskSalv trying to repair something which is beyond repair.

My question above is still valid. You say that the partition...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2018, 16:55
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By thomas
You should never write to a disk which is already...

You should never write to a disk which is already corrupted. Especially actions with "format" in their name are a very stupid thing to do.

Is the disk larger than 4GB? DiskSalv does not work with...
Forum: support.Other 12 May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By thomas
You should *never* write-enable your Workbench...

You should *never* write-enable your Workbench disks. There is nothing which needs to write to the disks during installation. If it tries to write to the Install disk, then you chose the wrong...
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 May 2018, 19:06
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By thomas
I'd appreciate such an option, too. Too often you...

I'd appreciate such an option, too. Too often you accidently click into the window border or double click the drag bar and change the window size. It's very difficult to restore the previous size.
Forum: Coders. General 11 May 2018, 08:29
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By thomas
ENVARC: is a bad idea. Firstly it only works...

ENVARC: is a bad idea.

Firstly it only works if it has been set up during the boot process.

Secondly it is copied to RAM during boot, so it eats up memory.

Thirdly it only works if you have...
Forum: Coders. General 10 May 2018, 11:57
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By thomas
Set FindTask(NULL)->pr_WindowPtr to -1. ...

Set FindTask(NULL)->pr_WindowPtr to -1.

Don't forget to restore the old value before you leave your program.
Forum: support.Apps 09 May 2018, 19:58
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By thomas
No, it doesn't. Ram Disk in 3.1 does not support...

No, it doesn't. Ram Disk in 3.1 does not support softlinks. IIRC it does not even work on 3.9 without Boingbags. You need a certain update of ram-handler to get softlink support.

But there is a...
Forum: support.Apps 07 May 2018, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By thomas
I don't believe that Scalos has special handling...

I don't believe that Scalos has special handling for Ram Disk. So all I could think of is that you copy the icon too late. Make sure that the copy is finished before Scalos starts.
Forum: support.Apps 05 May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By thomas
Set packet size in AExplorer to 32k.

Set packet size in AExplorer to 32k.
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