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Old 24 June 2014, 13:45   #1
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AmigaOS 3.1 - Partions above 4gb limit

I have a FastAta MK4 in my A1200.

I have formatted and partioned a 160gb harddrive using OS3.9. Sfs2 is installed to the rdb and 3 partions are formatted (1gb, 1gb, and the rest)

I installed OS 3.1 to the first partion (1gb in size). When install 3.1 (which has the command "ata3.driver resident quiet") is first loaded, I can see the partion above 4gb. However now when I turn on the A1200 with this hdd connected to the primary port, I can not see that partion.

EDIT: Doh.. It seems like the command added to startup-sequence was "ata3.driver QUIET". I changed it to "ata3.driver resident quiet" and it now works. So enabling the option resident using ATA3Prefs does not work.
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Old 24 June 2014, 14:19   #2
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I am quite sure you misunderstood the part of the readme quoted by Vot there: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=960922&postcount=12

This text says

- you need RESIDENT to use harddrives bigger than 8GB
- there are two ways to activate RESIDENT:
a) use "ata3.driver resident quiet" if ata3.driver should reboot
b) use "ata3.driver quiet" and activate RESIDENT in ATA3Prefs if another program causes a reboot, for example OS3.9's SetPatch

RESIDENT needs a reboot to become active. Option b) saves you a reboot if you need to reboot anyway.
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- you need RESIDENT to use harddrives bigger than 8GB
At least for FastATA MK1 that isn`t true. I`m using 80GB HD not using RESIDENT (as argument or via Prefs). The only thing I have to do ist to activate "some" drives (from DH3: and later partitions) manually:

Code:
Einheit   Größe Genutzt    Frei Voll Fhlr    Status       Typ   Name
DF0:   Keine Diskette im Laufwerk
DH0:     735,6M   81,1M  654,5M  11%    0 schr.-/lesbar SFS0    System
DH1:       2,1G  599,5M    1,5G  28%    0 schr.-/lesbar SFS0    Tools
DH2:       3,4G    2,8G  519,5M  85%    0 schr.-/lesbar SFS0    Work
DH3:       1,6G  547,5M    1,1G  34%    0 schr.-/lesbar SFS0    Temp
Starting ata3.driver with RESIDENT all drives are mounted automatically.

Last edited by daxb; 24 June 2014 at 16:13. Reason: DH2: was wrong. DH3: is correct
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I am quite sure you misunderstood the part of the readme quoted by Vot there: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=960922&postcount=12

This text says

- you need RESIDENT to use harddrives bigger than 8GB
- there are two ways to activate RESIDENT:
a) use "ata3.driver resident quiet" if ata3.driver should reboot
b) use "ata3.driver quiet" and activate RESIDENT in ATA3Prefs if another program causes a reboot, for example OS3.9's SetPatch

RESIDENT needs a reboot to become active. Option b) saves you a reboot if you need to reboot anyway.
You are right I misunderstood. A reboot is necessary if I only tick resident from Ata3Prefs. It's been a very long time since I have used Amiga without blizkick.
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