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Old 15 November 2019, 15:50   #961
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OK this seems too complex for my crummy hand skills

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You solder on to one of the Amiga RGB signals, and on to one of the Amiga video sync signal - see here for more details:

https://github.com/keirf/FF_OSD/wiki/Amiga-Connections

Here is a summary for the connections on an A1200:

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Old 26 November 2019, 11:54   #962
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Quick question - how do I set up the USB stick for use with FF? Format as FAT32? Just load thousands of ADFs into root dir or is there some file structure I should use. Never actually used Gotek before!
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Old 26 November 2019, 12:05   #963
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Quick question - how do I set up the USB stick for use with FF? Format as FAT32? Just load thousands of ADFs into root dir or is there some file structure I should use. Never actually used Gotek before!
FAT32 is supported (not ExFAT or NTFS) and there are several 'modes' you can use dependoing on your requirements - one of them is Native mode which is suitable for what you want.

For further details, have a read here:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Initial-Setup
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Old 24 March 2020, 06:12   #964
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Hello all,

I am getting the Error: writesector -> failure while seeking the track 00!

Now this error message only appears when I boot to AUTOBOOT.HFE (on the USB Flash stick).

If I press the next button on GoTek and select another .ADF image (game/demo), it loads it just fine.

A bit of background:
I am using the latest version of the FF firmware (2.14 stable, as of 03/23/2020 that is)

My goal is:
1) To keep my A500 internal floppy drive, and have the GoTek externally connected as DF1.

2) I also like to convert/write the .ADF images from the GoTek to real floppy diskettes, and then boot them from my internal floppy drive.

3) And last, I would like to have the ability to boot from GoTek (connected externally) as Df0, therefore I am using a boot-selector switch.

Links to the eBay store where I purchased the boot-selector switch, as well as the external adapter for the GoTek/Floppy:


boot-selector switch
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163705977263


adapter for the GoTek/Floppy
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gotek-Floppy-External-Drive-Adapter-for-Commodore-Amiga-Cables-included/233144992109?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123730%26meid%3D3608ff1cbf0b4ea08f2f1874d3f3b5ad%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D233144988083%26itm%3D233144992109%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D5411&_trksid=p5411.c100167.m2940


When I received the items, I installed the boot-selector switch, and connected my GoTek externally, and inserted a fresh 8GB USB stick that contains the HXCSDFE.CFG, and AUTOBOOT.HFE on the root its root.

When I flip the boot-selector switch, in order to boot from GoTek externally (as DF0), when it boots to the AUTOBOOT.HFE, I get the dreaded Error: writesector -> failure while seeking the track 00! in main screen, and can not go any further.

Now this error message only appears when I boot to AUTOBOOT.HFE , if I insert another USB stick that has additional games/demoes .ADF files assigned to it, and press next/previous button, it boots and loads them with flawlessly.

As you can see, I NEED to be able to boot to AUTOBOOT.HFE, in order to add/assign more .ADF images (games/demos) to the USB stick, but this error messages prevents me.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 24 March 2020, 11:05   #965
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Sometimes the Autoboot.HFE file gets corrupted and can cause issues. Download it again.

If you are on Facebook, then join the FlashFloppy group as Keir Fraser is very active on there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/flashfloppy/
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Old 24 March 2020, 12:30   #966
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Make sure you're using latest AUTOBOOT.HFE, from the FlashFloppy distro. Apart from that, find me on Github or Facebook (there's a FF group on Facebook).
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Thank you, I am using flashfloppy-v2.14.zip, and extracting fresh files off this .zip file. Still the same.


Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 25 March 2020, 09:28   #968
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Thank you, I am using flashfloppy-v2.14.zip, and extracting fresh files off this .zip file. Still the same.


Any help would be appreciated!
Use the latest AUTOBOOT.HFE file from the latest v3.13a release - this should work in the v2.14 firmware too.
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I tried v3.13a release, with the same result, tried older versions (2.13, 2.12), same error message.


Now this error message only appears when I boot to AUTOBOOT.HFE , if I insert another USB stick that has additional games/demoes .ADF files assigned to it, and press next/previous button, it boots and loads them with flawlessly.

As you can see, I NEED to be able to boot to AUTOBOOT.HFE, in order to add/assign more .ADF images (games/demos) to the USB stick, but this error messages prevents me.
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Old 26 March 2020, 10:12   #970
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This isn't a support thread. You can email/github/Facebook for further support.
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Old 26 March 2020, 11:03   #971
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Yes, quickly everyone lets leave this forum and use Facebook for everything! ... or not
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Old 26 March 2020, 11:31   #972
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Yes, quickly everyone lets leave this forum and use Facebook for everything! ... or not
Oh come on. Kaffer suggested Email, Github or Facebook for support - as he doesn't use this thread for that.

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Yes, quickly everyone lets leave this forum and use Facebook for everything! ... or not
This thread is not meant to be a support thread.

There are other official channels of support, not just Facebook, as indicated by kaffer.

If users can't comply with that then that is their problem.
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Old 26 March 2020, 12:54   #974
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Yep ok, my bad and I apologise
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Old 26 March 2020, 14:38   #975
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That is going ot be something of a problem though for those of us who refuse to have anything to do with FaceBook.

You can't just say, "Use the facebook channel", so if you're asking the community how they get around the problem, what do we do?
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That is going ot be something of a problem though for those of us who refuse to have anything to do with FaceBook.

You can't just say, "Use the facebook channel", so if you're asking the community how they get around the problem, what do we do?
As already stated, there are other channels - Github, just raise a ticket:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues
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Old 27 March 2020, 10:03   #977
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That is going ot be something of a problem though for those of us who refuse to have anything to do with FaceBook.

You can't just say, "Use the facebook channel", so if you're asking the community how they get around the problem, what do we do?
Hardly.. its a FREE product, so if anyone doesnt like the support method that the author offers.. well.. vote with your feet
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As already stated, there are other channels - Github, just raise a ticket:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues
Accepted methods in order of preference:
#1. Github ticket (you need a github account)
#2. Email (find it in my github profile)
#3. Facebook (FF group post or PM)

This is a News forum and inappropriate for support. I also find the PM system here tedious for support (compared with plain email).
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