Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 536 from 2011/11/30
TL;DR has any succeeded in setting up an IDE-CF adapter?
Long story: I have tried to install this
device (ide 40 pin to cf in bracket) to my heavily upgraded PowerMac 3.1. The Sawtooth has only 1 uata port in its mobo and the end of the cable has a Digitus IDE-SATA adapter
connected to an ADATA SSD which works perfectly. Middle cable slot is empty (that's the one I used to experiment). I connected a Delock m-m 40pin adapter
(thanks koszer for the idea ;)) and then a sleeved Sharkoon uata cable leading to the ide-cf adapters (tested one each time of course). Adapters' jumpers were set on Slave and Digistus/SSD on master. I had tried to use both a SDCF WiFi adapter
(with a SunDisk 32GB extreme SD) and a normal SunDisk 8GB CF which is working properly on an Amiga 1200. Also, I have tried to connect the IDE-CF adapters directly on middle empty slot bypassing the extra uata sleeved cable and m-m ide adapter.
In ALL combinations, I was getting the following behavior on a MorphOS 3.11:
- If CF cards were present on the IDE-CF adapters during boot: usb powered mouse/keyboard -> grey screen -> usb rebooted -> grey screen remained indefinitely (SSD has only MorphOS installed / no dual boot)
- If CF cards were inserted after MorphOS has entered Ambient: No popup that a device has been connected and clicking to any partition would hang the system (including the sbar). If CF cards were removed then partition window which was clicked would be opened and sbar would resume operation normally.
- IDE - CF adapters didn't seem to be recognized anywhere on MorphOS me thinks... such as on the HD Toolbox. All I was getting was the idemacio2.device (which is the SSD connected, listing its partitions) and idemacio.device which is my CD-DVD device I suppose. Should I look elsewhere as well? Shouldn't the adapters be recognized, even if no CF card was present?
- Without the CF cards inserted I can see that the adapters try to load/access files (activity leds), but once inserted blinks stop.
- If the IDE-CF adapters were set on Master then PowerMac would complain that no bootable device can be found during boot (usual Mac logo with a question mark), so it seems that generally speaking the hardware setup looks correct.
You can take a panoramic look at the h/w internal setup, here
.[ Edited by Cool_amigaN 28.11.2019 - 13:07 ]