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Old 15 January 2017, 12:57   #1
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let PCMCIA default to IDE rather than SRAM

If you use Add Harddrive to add a file to A1200/a600 PCMCIA, please let it default to IDE.

I just destroyed a VHD full of data because I didn't recognise that it was set to SRAM. Compactflash.device didn't open and PrepCard said "card is already used as system RAM", oh dear, too late.

Adding a RAM card as IDE does not hurt, it's just not used. But adding a harddrive as SRAM will destroy it because AmigaOS automatically uses it as system RAM.

Please make it safer by defaulting to IDE.
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Old 15 January 2017, 17:34   #2
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Alternatively, default to IDE if the file size is larger than 8MB (I think that was the largest size PCMCIA SRAM card, though the Amiga may only be able to access half that?).
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Old 15 January 2017, 18:35   #3
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Done. Size limit probably would have broken some existing "invalid size" SRAM hardfiles.
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