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Old 23 June 2016, 18:45   #1
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eFlash 4000 questions

Hey folks

I've just picked up an eFlash 4000 (2MB) and I have some questions:
  1. As I understand it, I can't load a whole custom ROM image into it, right?
  2. I know it can load the Amiga ROM Updates, but can I load in things like new versions of icon/workbench libraries? Will they override the ones in the 3.1 ROM?
  3. I don't have a manual for the thing, I install it in an A4000D with the components facing up, right?

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Old 23 June 2016, 22:56   #2
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I've just picked up an eFlash 4000 (2MB) and I have some questions:

1. As I understand it, I can't load a whole custom ROM image into it, right?
I believe you can and boot off of it.

http://www.elbox.com/products/eflash_4000.html

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2. I know it can load the Amiga ROM Updates, but can I load in things like new versions of icon/workbench libraries? Will they override the ones in the 3.1 ROM?
I believe it is possible to add other modules but not all modules will work from ROM. If the modules are for the OS and might conflict, then it would be better to add in a custom kickstart. I'm not sure if a 1MB kickstart is possible but there is enough space in the newer eflash.

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3. I don't have a manual for the thing, I install it in an A4000D with the components facing up, right?
The Elbox web site doesn't have a manual but I don't recall it coming with much either. The software is available though.

http://www.elbox.com/downloads_eflash.html

I recall the software being a big weak point (difficult to use, lack of documentation and buggy).
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I believe it is possible to add other modules but not all modules will work from ROM. If the modules are for the OS and might conflict, then it would be better to add in a custom kickstart. I'm not sure if a 1MB kickstart is possible but there is enough space in the newer eflash.
I was more specifically wondering about whether I could put newer versions of modules that are already in the 3.1 ROM (e.g. scsi.device).

I'd love to find someone who has an eFlash, to get a definitive ruling on the whole-ROM-booting question
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It should be possible to have more recent modules, as long as their version number is higher. The module with the higher version replaces any lower version modules found when exec scans for romtags.
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@Jope: awesome, thanks for the info!
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