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Old 08 November 2003, 23:04   #1
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New HD, new problems :(((


I have an A1200 and was using it quite hapilly with a 3.5" hard drive (mounted internally, doesn't fit perfectly but it does fit). It is an old 2Gig HD and everything with it works perfectly.

However yesterday I got a new IBM 2.5" 10Gig drive. It is a really slim beast so I couldn't wait to put it into my A1200. Here is where all the problems start.

First of all HDToolBox recognises it as 8Gig drive ... then it defaults to creating two 4 Giga partitions. I left it as it is - two 4Gig partitions (and 2 gigs left which i can't even see). Then I installed my WB into first partition and put all my programs there. I wanted to have my second partition for Games, so I started copying them there... and somewhere in the middle of the copy the computer crashed and the FIRST (Workbench) partition was damaged beyond repair ((

So I tought - ok a minor problem, lets do this again - I did everything again and the SAME thing happend !

I am using normal Fast File System and everything... I heard there are some restrictions - that partitions can be 4 gigs big only, which I used... can someone help me before I go mad ?

I would like to use the drive as full as possibly...

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Old 08 November 2003, 23:26   #2
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Without IDEFix or OS3.5 (or later) FFS and setpatch you will have problems with drives larger than 4GB.
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Old 09 November 2003, 01:11   #3
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Hi Tomcat,

you should find all you need in this thread : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9910
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Old 09 November 2003, 11:54   #4
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I still have problems... Installed IdeFix and the patch for FastFileSystem - no difference in HDToolBox and in info for the drive I am using 3.0 system...

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Get a copy of the 3.1 hdtoolbox, even the complete 3.1 disks, they run quite happily on the 3.0 rom.

the 3.1 hdtoolbox is a lot better than 3.0 and should cure your problems...
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Old 09 November 2003, 13:19   #6
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Thanx for this info ! It worked... !!!
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