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Old 31 March 2010, 16:50   #1
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BlizKick + A1200/030 on CF-drive

I've been using BlizKick for about 10 years to kick my 3.0-equipped A1200 into KS3.1. Some days ago I bought a CF-to-IDE adapter and a 2gb CF card, to replace the old mechanical drive, and now I have the weirdest issue... BlizKick gives me a "couldn't kick '<romfile>'" error when the CF-drive is connected to my IDE port, but when I have my normal mechanical 2.5" drive connected instead, it kicks just fine as always (obviously). The ROM file is entirely fine, verified to be identical with the one on the mechanical drive (no file-copying errors spooking around).

I've tried both the old version of BlizKick I used since the 90s, and the latest version from 2007. I've even tried just booting up from a blank floppy with the CF drive connected, and still same result.

For what the info is worth, I'm on a blizzard 1230-iv, 32mb of ram, no scsi-card mounted. The filesystem on the CF drive is SFS, if perhaps the loading of the filesystem driver might be what's causing it.

Any advice? Anyone seen this before? I'm at a total loss as to how the device sitting at the IDE port could even affect this...
 
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Old 31 March 2010, 16:58   #2
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did you set the max transfer rate while partitioning the CF ?

other issues with your system ? does everything work as expected ?
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Old 31 March 2010, 17:00   #3
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did you set the max transfer rate while partitioning the CF ?

other issues with your system ? does everything work as expected ?
I did not touch the max transfer rate when prepping the CF. I left all at default except the obvious change of filesystem identifier. The system works just fine via mechanical drive, but the ClassicWB Full install I'm trying out on the CF keeps popping me both recoverables and gurus.
 
Old 31 March 2010, 17:16   #4
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I just read up on the Max Transfer part... The CF's partitions are all set to $ffffff. I'm gonna skew this value from $1fe00 and up/down to see how things go.

Thanks for the hint.
 
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yup, change the max transfer rate, and then copy blizkick and your rom file again (and possibly everything else to be on the safe side)
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Old 31 March 2010, 17:22   #6
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You only need to copy files bigger than $1fe00 (127.5 KB) again. Everything which is smaller is not affected by the problem.
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Old 31 March 2010, 17:32   #7
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Problem solved! It was indeed the max transfer setting. I'll redo the ClassicWB install to fix the 128kb+ files. Big thanks
 
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