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Old 10 October 2016, 22:54   #1
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Amiga GOTEK drive

Hi there, I purchased an AMIGA GOTEK drive from an ebay seller and the drive was pre-flashed with the firmware to allow it to load AMIGA .ADF files. I installed the GOTEK drive in to the AMIGA 500 unit and I put about 30 .ADF game files on to the USB thumbstick provided and I put a copy of a file called SELECTOR.ADF on the USB thumbstick as well. I turned on my AMIGA 500 system and it boots to the exact same default boot screen (i.e the one with the hand and 3.5 floppy saying AMIGA Workbench?? I thought the drive would boot to the SELECTOR.ADF file. I checked my GOTEK drive and the lights are working on it and the lights say "000" for the selection slot (the default for SELECTOR.ADF file. I rebooted the AMIGA a few times (CTRL Amiga Amiga keys) and it still boots up to the traditional insert disk screen. Help?

Thanks in advance!
Old 10 October 2016, 23:26   #2
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verify if jumper on gotek are set to ds0 or ds1
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Old 10 October 2016, 23:38   #3
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I have the jumper on S0 on the Gotek drive
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Originally Posted by cnauta View Post
I have the jumper on S0 on the Gotek drive
How big is drive? how is formatted?
Some sticks will simply not work at all.
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I use an 8gb Sandisk cheap usb stick. Works fine.
I have heard a few selective branded usb sticks do not work.
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Old 11 October 2016, 01:34   #6
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Ok, after some troubleshooting I have figured out what went wrong. To answer your questions above first though. The drive I am using is a very generic 8GB USB stick, it is very, very small (it came with the GOTEK drive from the Ebay'er). It is formatted FAT32.

Basically what I did was just put in a brand new FDD cable (i was using the old original Amiga FDD data ribbon) and now it works Seems all it needed was a new FDD cable in the end

Thanks everyone!


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