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Old 24 December 2009, 20:09   #1

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Brand new guide to large hard drive support

This is a work in progress, but I have written a brand new large hard drive guide for those using Workbench 2.0/1 and 3.0/1.


It is aimed at those using the ClassicWB, but is also a good guide for those wishing to add support themselves.

Had a lot of pointers off Thomas so thanks to him. Also got a little carried away - turned into an epic novel without me realising.

I will be improving it and adding better examples and links as time goes on, then hopefully I'll place a guide into the EAB wiki.

Hope this makes it all clear for those interested. Happy

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Old 24 December 2009, 20:38   #2
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Thanks for the reminder and the link, Bloodwych!

I had forgotten about that guide, but you obviously haven't. Thanks for the updates.
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Awesome, thanks Bloodwych. I have spent many hours trying to get OS 3.1 working with an 8 Gb CF card but with no joy. I am hoping this guide will help me out. Cheers
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Hi Bloodwych,

I have a new/old stock A1200, KS3.0 and I am considering the 4-GB SD/CF-IDE option. The detailed overview linked above has provided a lot of important information in one place, so thank you kindly.

Since I am running in a 2-MB environment, can you advise whether partitions chew up RAM in practice, or only during validation? If so, are 2-GB partitions recommended for this config?

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The more partitions you have, the more memory you use for buffers.

In a 2MB environment, I'd have 2 partitions at the most. Validation may struggle with 2MB on a large partition, but you could try SFS. You'd have to experiment with your config for true answers, unless someone here can shed light on setting up a similar config.
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