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Old 17 August 2006, 19:19   #1
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A3000 odd floppy disk drive problem

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I have an A3000 with one internal Floppy Drive (plus HD, jaz, usb etc..). Yesterday i tried to use 2 differente external floppy drives and i always got the same result. An icon on the Workbench Screen, something like ??Df2: not working, or something similar.

I tested both units on my A4000 and they were correctly recognized and worked without any problems.

After that i checked the internal floopy cable, it's one with a twisted part for using 2 internal floppy drives.

Any ideas what could be the problem?

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Old 17 August 2006, 21:07   #2
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Diskchange detection is probably always on? Try inserting a disk and then saying diskchange df2: in a shell / execute requester.
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Old 17 August 2006, 23:45   #3
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Hi:
remember that the external drive should be df1: and not df2: That is one of the strange things.
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Old 18 August 2006, 08:58   #4
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For big box amigas, DF2 is the first external drive.
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Should i use a normal cable o a twisted one?
I still don't resolve the problem with the external drives,,,

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If you're connecting an internal drive, DF0 is connected to the middle connector of the cable, DF1 is connected to the connector after the twist.
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