|How to Use a Dual CF Adapter|
03 Nov 2017 14:11
|Purchased a dual CF compact flash adapter (have two slots master and slave). |
Inserted my first apollo-os CF on the master slot and the amiga boot just fine the problem is that the card inserted in the slave slot don't show up on the amiga desktop.
I have partitioned it on winuae, there something that need to be configured to get the card recognized on the vampire ?.
Also if i open the partition tool the drive list is empty.
(Apollo Team Member)
03 Nov 2017 15:23
|some compact flash refuse to work together.|
Try to swap master and slave and replace one of the CF until you find the right combination.
03 Nov 2017 20:09
|I had the same issue trying to setup a 3way ide with a CF card with Apollo OS and a slave SD card reader, but the second "drive" was not listed in HDToolBox nor did it show up on Workbench. I gave up on the dual card reader setup for now. |
04 Nov 2017 00:25
|I discovered the main one need to be faced down and the other one need to be faced up. Second i am using the compact to sd adapter so I am unsure if this is the reason, but after formatting it and giving it a file name and partitioning it and giving it a name and select automount it will not mount at all.|
In order for me to see it I need to manually mount it every time much like I do with MicroSD. However, it works after that I have an additional 32 GB partition, I see it and everything works that way.
I maybe lazy but mostly I am focusing on games on the original partition I don't usually mount it to see it after I boot up my Amiga...but when the time comes I need to access it I will do it at that time.
I don't mind it all and in way I like it like that :D I always know I have a comfort that I have another 32 GB waiting for me whenever I need it so I proudly say my Amiga is officially 64 GB instead of the 32 GB hehe.
04 Nov 2017 00:49
|I would not use any kind of convertor, it gets further away from the pureness of ATA/IDE and more likely to introduce problems and slower speeds|
04 Nov 2017 12:50
|You might want to have a look at Individual Computer's TrueIDE hardware.|
That works with two MicroSDs.
07 Nov 2017 15:37
|i have to check if is the CF compatibility issue first.|
08 Nov 2017 03:50
|The problem was not the car nor the adapter.|
HDToolBox have in the tooltypes hdf.device to use on uae, replaced it to scsi.device and started to show up my drives 100% perfect.
So then i saw that the device that i have from paritioning my slave CF in winuae was SDH0: changed it to DH4: and rebooted.
Now my CF shows nice and dandy on my desktop.
Plan to have my personal files there so i don't lost them when i format my main apollo-os CF i have the release that have the write protected demaged folders need the new one.