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Old 15 October 2018, 20:38   #1
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Amiga 1200 doesn't mount partitions until running HDInstTools


I have now acquired an A1200, works great.

However I have just bought a CF to IDE adapter and had a spare 4GB compact flash lying around, I don't know that it's completely compatible with the Amiga but after a bit of tinkering I changed HDToolBox to HDInstTools (v6.6?) from Aminet and no longer got the Not Type 7 errors.

I created 3 partitions and got them all mounted and installed Workbench absolutely fine from the Commodore Install disk.

Rebooted as instructed, nothing, just insert disk screen.

Went into early startup only boot devices were DF0 and CC0, no mention of DH0 anywhere.

Booted Install disk, no partitions on Workbench desktop. Odd.

Went into HDInstTools again and it scanned and once finished the Lexar device showed up as did the three partitions on the Workbench screen.

It seems the hard disk partitions only mount when HDInstTools is run?

All partitions are set to Automount?

I would have thought if the compact flash was incompatible it wouldn't have worked at all?

I managed to format 2 of the partitions (a 256MB and a 512MB one) with the full format and verify so it seemed to work fine.

Any ideas?

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Old 15 October 2018, 21:13   #2
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Check this: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=94623
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Old 15 October 2018, 21:44   #3
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Originally Posted by daxb View Post
Thank you, sorry whilst I Googled similar issues, no results came up, except the one that was posted on the very page I posted to just 2 days ago d'oh!

I will leave this here for now so you can see my thanks but merge my issue into that thread, as it seems identical.

I do have another CF-IDE adapter with card in my A600 which works perfect so will try that shortly.

My A1200 still has KS3.0 and an ACA1221ec.

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Old 15 October 2018, 22:12   #4
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Ok I think I've got to the bottom of this, I'll post in the other thread!

See here: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...9&postcount=13 - in short it seems not all CF-IDE adapters are totally Amiga compatible.

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