English Amiga Board

Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > support.Other

Thread Tools
Old 16 March 2013, 14:40   #1
Registered User
amigoun's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Czech Rep
Posts: 558
PC & Amiga Partitions on one CF Card

My intention is to have a CF Card filled with both PC (FAT) & Amiga (PFS) Partitions. This would allow me easy file transfer between PC & Amiga (just plug-in to card reader - copy files). Otherwise (in case of only Amiga partition I have to start WinUAE add Harddrive and than copy files under Amiga emulation, which is not that easy and comfortable)..

How to do that:
First I preped the CF card in PC - under DOS with fdisk I get rid of the one big partition and made a 100 MB FAT partition.
Than under Amiga I used FAT95 - boot95 command to install fat-filesystem to CF card which worked fine and the FAT partition was accessible to Amiga.
Than I wanted to add an Amiga partition. I started HDInstTools and checked the CF card. Filesystems show it has FAT filesystem installed and Partitions show one PC 100 MB Partition - fine. I added a small Amiga FFS partition after the PC one. Saved info to disk and rebooted. All worked fine and I get PC & Amiga partitions on one CF Card accessible.
Next I wanted to have PFS partition instead a FFS one. But, when I insert a PFS filesystem I cannot save it to Card because of an error 1005. I think it is because lack of space between MBR and first PC partition (readme of FAT95 says theres around 30 kb space) which is not sufficient for both PFS & FAT.

Does anyone have a clue if it is No-Go or if theres any way to make a PC partition so there would be more than 30 kb between MBR and the partition itself?
amigoun is offline  
Old 16 March 2013, 14:52   #2
Registered User
thomas's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,183
Use DiskPart instead of FDisk and specify a higher offset for the first partition.
thomas is offline  
Old 16 March 2013, 16:58   #3
Registered User
amigoun's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Czech Rep
Posts: 558
thanks thomas! That really did the trick! With the diskpart parameter align=1024 I was able to save both filesystems to the card and everything works as intended!
I am more than happy now!
amigoun is offline  
Old 17 March 2013, 05:49   #4
Billy Miles
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Phoenix, USA
Posts: 28
Could you guys tell me how to make a CF card with Amiga format partitions to use on PCMCIA reader on a real amiga? I only read stories of ppl using FAT cf cards. Is this possible? If so , how to do it? Can it be done on a real amiga?
Billy Miles is offline  
Old 08 February 2015, 06:47   #5
Registered User

adrdesign's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spain
Age: 41
Posts: 303
Im trying to set up my A600 for real audio use and broke almost 2 cf cards actually I only managed to do a working setup for a 20gb HDD.

Please could anyone upload an empty cf IMG for this (pfs+fat95 formatted, nothing installed). Thanks in advance!
adrdesign is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't see partitions in Real Amiga BanisterDK project.ClassicWB 26 21 August 2012 14:58
How to read sidecar scsi-hdd with amiga partitions? HNoll support.Hardware 9 30 October 2011 21:43
PC app that reads/writes to Amiga-formatted card in card reader? Photon support.Apps 6 19 July 2011 10:33
ClassicWB Tutorial Video - Using extra partitions for Games & Demos Bloodwych project.ClassicWB 27 15 December 2009 00:45
aminet & amiga Plus cds - floppy & cd software/games - hardware & magazines for SALE! bastibs MarketPlace 1 07 May 2008 12:33

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.06452 seconds with 13 queries