17 Mar 2022 08:04
|Or: Yet another post about CF cards.
I received my Icedrake last week and have not yet got it to boot. I have downloaded the ApolloOS_R81.img file from the Downloads page, written it on PC to a 32GB CF card using both Win32DiskImager and Etcher, plugged it into the CF card adapter on the Icedrake, and I just get the 'Insert Apollo Boot Device' screen.
Maybe the CF card isn't compatible? It's one of these: EXTERNAL LINK
Or maybe the CF adapter isn't plugged in securely, though I have done my best to do this. Is there any way to check? And is it safe to try a different adapter or buffered IDE interface? I assume so, but don't particularly want to fry my brand new, £500 card.
The CF card can be seen in WinUAE: it appears as a drive called 'ApolloOS'. Does this mean that it should work on the Icedrake?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have spent hours searching and reading page after page about Apollo and CF cards, watching YouTube videos, praying to Satan, but no good.