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Old 05 November 2018, 17:59   #1
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Amiga Forever CF drive not booting

I have just got a 16gb Amiga Forever Kit with Workbench 3.1 from Amigastore and I cant get it to boot.
Have I missed/got something wrong?
I opened it up, insulated the hard drive bay and installed it.
All I get is the floppy trying to boot screen. The light on the CF adaptor flashes once as you power it up so it has power to it.


I got a PCMCIA adaptor too but I guess the drivers install once you get into Workbench?


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Old 05 November 2018, 20:24   #2
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Can you try to mount the CF on PC using WinUae using a USB to CF adapter ? as it could be a faulty IDE to CF adapter and it wont be the first time as they can be DAO also try another IDE cable its all about elimination my friend
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Old 05 November 2018, 20:43   #3
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Can you try to mount the CF on PC using WinUae using a USB to CF adapter ? as it could be a faulty IDE to CF adapter and it wont be the first time as they can be DAO also try another IDE cable its all about elimination my friend


I would try to mount on WinUae but I dont know how to do that all the tutorials are how to crate a drive not test one
Is it a simple process?


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Old 05 November 2018, 20:57   #4
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Its not that difficult just download the latest version of Winuae, and install it on your PC the run it and just pick `Quick start` then on the dropdown on the right select an Amiga system I.E A1200 and it will set up a basic system automatically for you, then click`` load``
this will put your system in ready to boot mode.

you hopefully already have your cf connected to your PC

but before that click CD and Hard Drives then `Add Hard drive` just pick your CF from the Drop down list it will say `RDB` this will be your CF as its Amiga means `Rigid Disk Block`

Click at the bottom `ADD Hard Drive` and then `RUN`

Hopefully it will boot your CF
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Old 05 November 2018, 21:01   #5
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Excellent thanks I had Winuae just didn't know how to mount it.
Well the CF card works it mounted ok and runs I can see/use the workbench.
So does this mean the cable or reader is probably faulty?
I havent another to try
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Old 05 November 2018, 21:09   #6
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Yep it looks like your Adapter or IDE cable is faulty , so get in touch with Amigakit and ask for another adapter/IDE cable,

also just check you have everything plugged in correctly on the IDE header, PIn 1 on the IDE cable(stripe on cable indicates pin 1) to Pin 1 on the IDE 44 pin header and push the CF adapter onto to the IDE cable just to make sure you have good connections
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Old 05 November 2018, 21:19   #7
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Thanks for the help really appreciate it.

I have plugged the CF adaptor with a blank card into a hard drive caddy and it doesn't show the card but does light up.

Just my luck I ordered the Amiga Forever kit to make it easy at least I can play with the emulation

Thanks again
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Old 08 November 2018, 22:03   #8
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Not impressed with Amigastores customer service when they did respond it was to tell me they would pass it on to their technical department who haven’t yet responded. I got the kit so I dint have to mess around I should have just got a card reader adaptor and done it myself
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