Originally Posted by jdryyz
Also interesting to note, even with the AUX CF turned off (IDE update off as well), my AUX CF card still mounts (and gobbles up an additional ~300k).
Bingo. F4+F5 should have worked too.
I think you get 1.8MB $c0 RAM _ONLY_ - 300K Aux stolen RAM, regardless of settings.
Agree with Fitzsteve, something is preventing the Expert Menu settings from getting stored/acted upon as you see them in the Expert Menu. Flash electrical error or firmware error.
Electrical error borking the flash store would mean the store check would lie to the firmware or the firmware would accept a failed store as an OK store. Highly unlikely.
I don't think there is a fault in acting upon the settings or the auto-detection of existing memory, since your chipram is detected etc. So new firmware to address the stored settings. This is as far as my logic takes me without looking at that code, which I will not due to allergy. Work allergy