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Old 20 January 2008, 22:52   #1
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A4000 doesn't see IDE drive in HDToolbox?

I'm assembling a basic a4000, starting with OS3.1 installation. I attached an IDE drive but HDToolbox doesn't list anything. I tried two other drives with the same result. Do I need to change something, perhaps a tooltype, in HDToolbox to get it to see an IDE drive?

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Old 20 January 2008, 23:00   #2
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perhaps... in the device tooltype it should read scsi.device
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Make sure the A4000 has Kickstart 3.1. If it has 3.0, press Ctrl-A-A and try again.

Check if there is a tooltype reading SCSI_DEVICE_NAME=scsi.device. If it says anything else but scsi.device, either remove it or change it to scsi.device.

Also make sure that the HDD cable is connected in the right direction. If the HDD LED stays on all time, then the cable is connected upside down. And make sure that the jumpers on the HDD are set to master.
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Old 21 January 2008, 18:16   #4
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The A4000 has 3.1 ROMs. I checked the tooltypes and it is set to scsi.device. Cable orientation is correct but I'll hunt around to see if I have an 2nd cable to test with. I tried jumpering the drive as Master and as CS.

I am temporarily using a WarpEngine as the accelerator card. Will the interfere with IDE operation? I know the CSPPC has an option to disable the IDE in the MAPROM settings.

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No, warpengine has built in scsi which uses a separate device (warpengine.device)

Mine was working fine with a warpengine and IDE drive.
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