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Old 17 June 2011, 11:41   #13
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Originally Posted by Hewitson
Make sure you've got HDToolBox tooltype set to the appropriate device.
Originally Posted by hawker
Hi Hewitson, The IDE HD doesn't show up when i try to partition or format it so don't know what else to do.
Originally Posted by hawker
I can get into the hdtoolbox & some other drawers but nothing in them
Hi Hawker,

Just to make it clear: If this IDE drive has not been used on an amiga before, you need to partition it in the program hdtoolbox from the install disk for the OS to see it. If hdtoolbox is missing, you're out of luck with that install disk.

Hdtoolbox only targets one disk controller at a time. If you find hdtoolbox somewhere (previous workbench versions might also work), it might not even search for ide disks, as the machine used scsi drives before. This is controlled by a 'tooltype' in the hdtoolbox icon file pointing to the controller driver. To check, select the hdtoolbox icon and select Icons -> Information in the workbench menu. Here you will see the tooltypes. SCSI_DEVICE_NAME needs to be scsi.device (believe it or not) for the a4000 IDE controller.

Another options you could try out while waiting for the install disk from amigakit is to install WinUAE (amiga emulator) on a PC, and setup the hard drive from there using workbench floppy images (.adf files).
It's not very straight forward either, but it is possible.

Whatever you do, don't throw away the machine as garbage. You'll probably find a US buyer at
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