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Old 19 July 2005, 15:16   #1
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Internal IDE-CF

Hi. I haven't used my Amiga in about 5 years now so I can't remember much of anything about it. I've just been reading about IDE-CF readers and have some questions about them.

If I buy a 44 pin IDE to CF board (or is the old A1200 40 pin? I can't remember) will I be able to treat the CF card as a regular harddisk, or will I need to use drivers loaded from floppy? If it does work as a regular harddisk will formatting it as though it is one work?

Also, how will I be able to make my PC's media card reader understand the Amiga's filesystem? I'd just need to attach it to the PC the one time to install Workbench and all that quickly, instead of mucking about with floppies.

My machine specs, assuming the thing still works are:
Commodore A1200 with Blizzard IV 68030 with 16MB RAM
and a Squirrell SCSI card with 3.2x CD ROM Drive.

I also have a problem with my CD drive. Some years ago I took the drive apart but now I can't remember how the cables reconnect. It's the SCSI device number cables that I don't know where I should plug them back in. If I can get that working I wouldn't need to remove the CF card at all.


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