Adding an IDE CD to my A1200, what do I need.

sneeker

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Decided as my Scsi cd doesnt work anymore, I'd try and and add an Ide one to my 1200.
Already have a Fastata fitted, with a Cf Card hanging off the 44 pin connector.

Ive bought: This a CD drive (from otherbay though)

http://www.amazon.com/QSI-SCR242-SLIM-CD-ROM-DRIVE/dp/B003FDFWYI

A 50 PIN JAE Laptop CD ROM DVD-ROM Slim CD-RW to IDE Adapter PATA - UK seller
Ebay BIN

I have a power splitter already in my 1200 giving a spare fdd power connector.
And an IDE cable. (plugged into the 2nd 40 pin connector)

That should be everything shouldnt it?

As the Fastata Drivers are installed, it should just be a case of sticking a Cd Filesystem in L and it will all work software wise?

Thanks

Chris
 

fitzsteve

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Run the FastATA installer, it sets the CDROM up for you :)

CD File system is included with FastATA.

If you use 44way connector for your CF you will need to put your CDROM on the second 40way IDE.
 

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One thing I'd mention is that I did it on a stock A1200 and it didn't have enough CPU speed and loading could be choppy. A 28Mz accelerator and some fast RAM cured all that.
 

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Did you mount the CD file system before trying to use the drive?

Normally if the CD file system is setup correctly it will add lines to your startup-sequence to do this upon bootup. I just use IDEFix with mine and it works perfectly.
 
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