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MicroSD Not Working

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Posts 7
11 Aug 2019 16:02


Hi,
I have an A500 + Vampire V2+.
I am using CoffinOS R54
I tried several microsd card : Samsung, sandisk, from 1go to 128go.
none are detected when I do a sddiag in the command line.
Im connecting the SD card dirrectly without any extender.
Am I missing something ?
thanks a lot for your help.
R.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 522
12 Aug 2019 09:43


Format your SD card on PC to FAT32 fileformat in normal way. Do not use any Amiga tools like HDToolBox, SDMount or Giggledisk.

Make sure you have:

DEVS:sagasd.device
L:fat95
DEVS:DOSDrivers/SD0
DEVS:DOSDrivers/SD0.info

And on Startup-Sequence:

VControl SD=3

Make sure that your DEVS:DOSDrivers/SD0 mountlist uses partition geometry autosense, its contents must be like this:

            FileSystem     = l:fat95
            Unit          = 0
            Flags          = 0
            LowCyl        = 0
            HighCyl        = 0
            Surfaces      = 1
            BlocksPerTrack = 1
            BlockSize      = 512
            Buffers        = 300
            BufMemType    = 1
            BootPri        = 0
            Stacksize      = 4096
            Priority      = 5
            GlobVec        = -1
            DosType        = 0x46415401
            Device        = sagasd.device



Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 522
12 Aug 2019 09:51


If that didn't help, you should check inside the slot to make sure that pins are not bent or damaged.


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Posts 7
12 Aug 2019 13:48


Thanks a lot for your reply.
I will try when I get back home in 2 weeks.
I'll keep you posted.
R.


John William

Posts 459
13 Aug 2019 21:13


rebate rebate wrote:

Thanks a lot for your reply.
  I will try when I get back home in 2 weeks.
  I'll keep you posted.
  R.

I know this is off-topic..but I could not help but share this...I have turned my SDNet into an Ethernet port and I am using it to access the internet on my Amiga 500 :D


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Posts 7
28 Aug 2019 08:51


Hi,
thanks for your help. I tried out what you said. And here is how I test :

0 - inster the SDcard
1 - Boot the amiga
2 - on the top menu, click on mount, I get the following result :
"GiggleDisk : Unable to read block 15 (size 0x800)
3 - Open a shell and type SDDiag, I get the fololowing result :
Debuglevel: 0
SD Card Detection Error: FF

Should the SDDiag return something if the card is no inserted ?

Thanks again for your help.




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Posts 7
28 Aug 2019 08:52


Hi,
@John, I would be interested in a description of your setup. I want my A500 + Vampire to be able to connect to the network and I am looking for the solutions available.
thanks


J.M. Lapilainen

Posts 14
28 Aug 2019 09:00


rebate rebate wrote:

I want my A500 + Vampire to be able to connect to the network and I am looking for the solutions available.

EXTERNAL LINK 


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Posts 7
28 Aug 2019 12:29


Thanks


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Posts 7
07 Sep 2019 18:06


Hi,
I tried using an extender and tested the continuity to see if all the pins were OK.
All the continuity tests are fine.
I checked my configuration many times and I tired to use many SD HC cards.
Unfortunatly, I when I use SDDiag, I get SD Card Detection Error: FF.

I there any test that I can do with a multimeter ?

Thanks for your help.
R


Andrew Miller

Posts 210
29 Sep 2019 22:19


After remembering how and where to add the info (select icon then right click and select icon/information) I added exactly what Simo said and copied the Sdo from System:storage/dosdrivers to System:Devs/dosdrivers, rebooted and it showed up no problem.
 
  Before I did that sddiag was saying it was detected but wouldn't mount, saying it wasn't a dos disk. (I'm running coffin)


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Posts 7
25 Oct 2019 13:34


Hi,
just a quick update. I sent back the card for repair.
The sd socket was dead (2 out of 10000).
I got the card back working fine :).
R


Steve Dowden

Posts 5
07 Feb 2020 12:06


My SD card is not working as well. All and any Fat32 formatted SD card I place in the slot says it is 'write protected' even tho physically it is not.

I have:

DEVS:sagasd.device
L:fat95
DEVS:DOSDrivers/SD0
DEVS:DOSDrivers/SD0.info

Need help.


Michael AMike

Posts 92
07 Feb 2020 12:20


Have you checked if the MicroSD card is compatible to your system? Shell - sddiag
https://wiki.apollo-accelerators.com/doku.php/system_tools:microsd


Steve Dowden

Posts 5
07 Feb 2020 23:42


Michael AMike wrote:

Have you checked if the MicroSD card is compatible to your system? Shell - sddiag
  https://wiki.apollo-accelerators.com/doku.php/system_tools:microsd

Ugh... I dismantled my A2K because the original CPU socket would not socket the Vampire well. It allowed for rocking and such so I will be replacing the 68K with a machined-pin type that will allow for the Vampire card to sit tall and square in the saddle. After which I will do the 'sddiag' at a CLI prompt. Thank you for the tip.

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