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    Default Tutorial:- Large Disk Support for Amiga OS (Workbench)

    Hi!

    This is my first attempt at a tutorial Video for Large Disk support, I've always avoided doing this due to the complexity but as so many people have asked... Please note I cannot accept any liability if you misuse tools like Diskpart and loose your Data. I recommend you read up on the documentation for all software demonstrated.

    The aim of this guide is to show you the steps to prepare a large drive for Amiga use, as you might know the original IDE device has a 4gb limit so we need to patch this and the file system to allow larger drives to be used. The Video covers this along with partitioning the drive, adding the file system and even getting Workbench onto the drive.

    I hope the tutorial helps and is not overly complicated, please note you will need to have a reasonably good understanding of AmigaOS and be familiar with WinUAE/Windows. I'm using Classic Workbench for my guide, the steps will be similar in a normal Workbench releases but the scsi.device patching in 3.1 would be a little more complex.

    I will try and help with any questions but there are a lot of different file systems and eventualities involved, some can be extremely complex depending on your target Amiga.

    Thanks for watching! =D



    If you're a beginner and need a step by step guide to setting up a more basic install you can see my other tutorial here:

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    Hi Steve, I haven't watched the tutorial yet but managed to set up a 60gb 2.5" hdd using sfs file system and patched scsi.device which is working on the SX1 and appears to be fine. I was wondering though, do you need to change the max transfers with a real hdd like a CF card cause i don't remember changing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappysphinx View Post
    Hi Steve, I haven't watched the tutorial yet but managed to set up a 60gb 2.5" hdd using sfs file system and patched scsi.device which is working on the SX1 and appears to be fine. I was wondering though, do you need to change the max transfers with a real hdd like a CF card cause i don't remember changing them.
    Yes you do, only some very old HDD and with real SCSI setups you can leave them safely.
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    nice steve sticky again
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnim View Post
    nice steve sticky again
    Quote of the month!!!!!
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    :rainbow: RunInUAE http://cshandley.co.uk/ - No NextGen Amiga should be without this!

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    A1200T 1d4:blizzard 1260/50/192mb/scsi kit:mediator 1200:radeon 9250:sb128:100mb net:spider usb clone:fastata-iv:amiga to ps2 mouse:80gb hd:zip100 ide:a4000 keyboard
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    sfs cf guide http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=19953 cwb3.9 guide http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=20315 mediator drivers http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=11993 p96 newres guide(radeon install) http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...905#post325905

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnim View Post
    nice steve sticky again
    Cheers John
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    watchd ya pFS vid a few times now steve yep and a few after in the play list, well done

    Ive just come across this site with the majic number 911
    have no need to try his disk but as I done a search for it on here n no 1s posted I might as well do it, he also has utube vids all 4 of em


    this is probably the wrong place to post about a boot disk but its as good as any and am sure some 1 with better skills than me can move it to an aproperate place if needed, well heres the linky
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    Hi Steve, thanks for this guide, going to have a bash tonight with a Buddha Flash Pheonix and a 16gb CF.

    just one question, when you updated the SCSI device the three options were for 600/1200/4000... Does classic workbench have a 2000 equivalent too?

    thanks
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    Hi Mate,

    Check the Buddha flash doc's but I'm pretty sure it supports TD64 commands already and also comes with IDEFix97 package. All you need to do is make sure you use SFS or PFS3aio and you're good to go.

    So just follow the bit about preparing the drive and then install IDEFix97

    No need to patch any scsi.device unless you are using the native Amiga IDE
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