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Old 28 September 2022, 17:00   #1
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LS-120 Questions in 2022

I am using an LS-120 drive (IDE) with my Amiga 4000D running OS 3.2.1. LS-120 drive/disks work great with OS 3.2 "SuperFloppy" mountlist and A4000 IDE interface (No other software needed!). I was wondering if anyone had insight into the following:
  1. When I format an LS-120 disk in the drive, it works perfectly. However, the icon used is the same as what the floppy drive uses. Is there any way to have Workbench use a different icon for this device? (also, does anyone have an LS-120 icon? )
  2. Is it worthwhile to add buffers to this device using "AddBuffers"? Can I add a entry to the mountlist to achieve this instead? Is it worth the trouble?
  3. I have read that the LS-120 drive firmware can read PC floppies (Not Amiga floppies though). Do I need a different mountlist to use the drive in that manner?

Thanks for any thoughts or ideas.
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Old 28 September 2022, 17:14   #2
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Icon I used attached:
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File Type: info def_LS120disk.info (1.2 KB, 16 views)
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Old 28 September 2022, 20:25   #3
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Icon I used attached:
Hey great! That is just what I was hoping for! Thanks Nobby!

(Ashamed to ask) Would you please tell me how to make it work in OS 3.2? Do I need to use Def_Icon? Does it matter what the name of the icon is vs what the name of the device is?

Thanks again!
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Old 29 September 2022, 16:19   #4
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Well, I tried just about everything I could and failed. Only way I could get close to the result I wanted was by putting the disk.info on each and every LS-120 diskette.

If anyone knows how to make a default icon for this device in OS 3.2, please let me know.
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Old 29 September 2022, 20:58   #5
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What is the name of your LS-120 device, i.e., what you have in the DOSDrivers drawer? The icon name should follow that pattern. If the device is called LS0, the icon should be called def_LS0.info. Put it in ENVARC:sys.

Slight hiccup: I believe OS4 uses the format def_LS0disk.info - I'm not sure if that behavior was backported to 3.2.

Bottom line, one of def_LS0.info or def_LS0disk.info will work. Although I'm uncertain which.
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Old 30 September 2022, 00:59   #6
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Thanks Matt! I will give it a try this evening!
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Old 30 September 2022, 16:39   #7
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I got it to work using def_XXX.info, where XXX is the device.

Thanks for that bit of information Matt!
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