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Old 15 June 2019, 23:41   #1
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WinUAE: USB Floppy Drive Compatibility

Hi Toni, I wanted to know if the USB Floppy Drives are supported. I tried to simulate booting the Workbench from the USB Floppy, but the USB Floppy Drive was not detected in the "Harddriver Setting".
Adding the Floppy Drive as Harddisk I had no problem to boot the Workbench from Floppy (formatted FAT16)

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Old 16 June 2019, 10:35   #2
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Your problem is that USB connected floppy drives are normally unable to read floppy disks written in one of the Amiga standard formats. The included floppy controller in the USB floppy drive is only configured by its firmware to recognize standard PC or MAC floppy formats.
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Amiga Kickstart ROM only recognize standard Amiga floppy format.
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I know very well AmigaOS, Filesystems etc... in any case WinUAE theoretically and practically can start anyway AmigaOS from a FAT support, my experiment shows it, the floppy was started as if it were a HD

My request is of a different nature, I'm referring to WinUAE that doesn't detect "Hardware detection" Hardware Floppy USB Drive.

Pendrive, MemoryCard and MP3 Player USB are detected perfectly

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Excuse me Toni. my question might be amazed, I was asking this because I saw a video where Amibian on Raspberry started a game from Floppy USB, now I don't know if it runs an ADF or the contents of a floppy disk
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Old 17 June 2019, 16:36   #6
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I am not sure whats the exact question but AFAIK PC floppy drives don't appear as HD like direct access devices = "add harddrive" won't work. Disk changes also most likely won't work = mounting it as directory harddrive will sort of work (if FAT formatted disk) but it won't detect floppy changes. USB floppy drives are mostly useless.
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Yes Toni I know that USB drives are useless, mine was just an experiment, the problem is that the USB floppy drive in "Harddriver Setting" is not detected.

Mount Volume (FAT16) A: as Directory instead works perfectly in read and write albeit a little slow

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