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Old 30 August 2018, 18:28   #1
m0rph
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PFS3 Problem

Dear all,


I am not sure where I should post this topic but I will start here, sorry if it's in the wrong place.


I have purchased a 1200 with a 16gb compact flash card with WHDLoad installed, everything was running nicely I was playing a game and after a particular save point it hung so now when I try to open any folder on that partition I get an error, it was installed with PFS3 from what I can see.


I have tried to get hold of a copy of pfs3 from here but they no longer exist.

http://www.thecryptmag.com/Online/16/PFS3.html


I have tried running a partition repair tool on it but nothing already installed will recognise it or I am looking in the wrong location.


Is there a way to get this fixed and is PFS3 still the fastest way to go or should I change to something else ?


Any advice would be great.


Thanks in advance


Ray
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Old 30 August 2018, 20:06   #2
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Welcome to EAB!
The source code to PFS was released in 2011. Toni Wilen of WinUAE fame released an improved version which I highly recommend.

It's on Aminet:
http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/pfs3aio
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Old 30 August 2018, 20:12   #3
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What error exactly? pfsdoctor is available from official aminet pfs3 release package. (It is not in pfs3aio package)
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Old 31 August 2018, 09:11   #4
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Thanks for the info about the new version, this is the error I get, it only happens when I try to open a folder on the games partition everything seems to work.

device udh1:wrong index block id
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Old 31 August 2018, 09:30   #5
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Yeah, as far as I know, the newer version Toni has worked on the past year should exactly address this, amongst other stuff, ain't I right Toni?
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Old 31 August 2018, 09:43   #6
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Can I upgrade what I have already or do I have to start again ?
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Old 31 August 2018, 09:57   #7
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Unfortunately pfsdoctor can't fix it (In theory it could be done but it would require dozens of broken test cases to guarantee it does not cause any other problems..)

Only sure way is to back up all data, install fixed version (pfs3aio v3 or later) to RDB, format it and copy all data back.
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Old 31 August 2018, 10:28   #8
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Ok thanks I will give it a go I have a new ide to sd adapter and 16gb sdcard to replace the cf card now anyway so I will set it up with that.

Thanks for everyones help I will come back if I have any problems.
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Old 20 September 2018, 11:35   #9
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I managed to get the sd card installed no problems, worked first boot..........

Thanks for your help
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