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Old 20 July 2009, 11:07   #1
chocolate_boy
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CF Format Failure

Hi

I'm trying to prepare a CF drive for use in my Amiga 600, using WinUAE.
I have added the drive with WinUAE, set it as a UAE device, installed and partitioned it in HDToolbox, the problem is formatting it, trying either Format or Quick Format has the same result, gets to the end then tells me

"Format Failure, not a valid DOS Disk"

I tried formatting the card on the A600 but it won't do a Quick format, it wants to write 3800 or so cylinders to just the first partition, and I did hear that CF cards only have around 10,000 or so writes, so almost 4000 per partition and the card would almost be finished.

The card is a Sandisk 4gig card, partitioned into two 2 gig partitions.

Any ideas how to get this card formatted in UAE?

Screenshot from Winuae of error:

http://i31.tinypic.com/14b46xt.jpg

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