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CF Card With Coffin R54 No Boot On Vampired A500

Lao Mu

Posts 10
22 Jan 2019 16:18


Hi,
  I've recently got my Vampire 500 VII+ and installed it into my A500 Rev 6A. In general it works as long I boot from floppy or an 4GB CF with an classic WB installed (usally used with my A1200).
 
  I downloaded the coffin_r54 img and wrote it on SD with 32GB.
  This SD I put in a SD > CF adapter and try to boot it on the Vampire with no success. If I use it on my PC with WinUAE it boots into coffin (very slow) and shows the coffin WB with very low class
  graphics. But in general it works.
 
  What could be the reason why it does not work on the Vampire A500?
 


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
22 Jan 2019 16:36


Do I understand you correct, you use an IDE2CF adaptor, and attached to this a CF2SD adaptor and inside this a SDCard?
 

Generally I can recommend to use SANDISK 32 GB CF drives.
I use them in several Vampires, they always work good.


Lao Mu

Posts 10
22 Jan 2019 16:36


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Do I understand you correct,
  you use an IDE2CF adaptor, and attached to this a CF2SD adaptor and inside this a SDCard?
 

Yes thats right...



Roy Gillotti

Posts 350
22 Jan 2019 17:34


I've bought one random IDE to CF adapter that just didn't work for me on any system. This may have been slightly because I needed a 44 pin to 40pin adapter. I didn't really spend much time debugging if it was the cable or the CF adapter.

But the one I got from amigakit long ago seems to work fine.


Mike Kopack

Posts 257
22 Jan 2019 17:52


Hmm yeah I would think it has to be the SD->CF adaptor.  Iíd suggest picking up an IDE->SD module (amazon has them for <$10 USD). Thatís what I use and it works great. I *hate* CF with a passion (those tiny little pins are WAY too easy to bend without realizing you are doing it if things arenít perfectly lined up. Iíve ruined 2 CF adaptors due to that...)

The one I use is on Amazon. Search for ďOptimal Shop Secure Digital SD SDHC SDXC MMC Memory Card to IDE 2.5" 2.5 Inch 44P 44 Pin Male Adapter Converter, SD 3.0Ē and itís an Amazon Choice item. Was $12.
 
Hope this helps.
 


Lao Mu

Posts 10
22 Jan 2019 19:03


Mike Kopack wrote:

Hmm yeah I would think it has to be the SD->CF adaptor.  Iíd suggest picking up an IDE->SD module (amazon has them for <$10 USD). Thatís what I use and it works great. I *hate* CF with a passion (those tiny little pins are WAY too easy to bend without realizing you are doing it if things arenít perfectly lined up. Iíve ruined 2 CF adaptors due to that...)
 
  The one I use is on Amazon. Search for ďOptimal Shop Secure Digital SD SDHC SDXC MMC Memory Card to IDE 2.5" 2.5 Inch 44P 44 Pin Male Adapter Converter, SD 3.0Ē and itís an Amazon Choice item. Was $12.
 
  Hope this helps.
 

Hi, ok I will go for such an IDE2SD adapter. The SD2cf worked well in my A1200. So I thought it works in the Vampire too. I think maybe to slow.

Thx@all




Lao Mu

Posts 10
25 Jan 2019 23:29


Lao Mu wrote:

Mike Kopack wrote:

  Hmm yeah I would think it has to be the SD->CF adaptor.  Iíd suggest picking up an IDE->SD module (amazon has them for <$10 USD). Thatís what I use and it works great. I *hate* CF with a passion (those tiny little pins are WAY too easy to bend without realizing you are doing it if things arenít perfectly lined up. Iíve ruined 2 CF adaptors due to that...)
 
  The one I use is on Amazon. Search for ďOptimal Shop Secure Digital SD SDHC SDXC MMC Memory Card to IDE 2.5" 2.5 Inch 44P 44 Pin Male Adapter Converter, SD 3.0Ē and itís an Amazon Choice item. Was $12.
   
  Hope this helps.
   
 

  Hi, ok I will go for such an IDE2SD adapter. The SD2cf worked well in my A1200. So I thought it works in the Vampire too. I think maybe to slow.
 
  Thx@all
 
 

I got my 32GB CF card from SanDisk today. Copy the coffin r54 image on it and it runs perfecly. So the problem was definitly this SD2CF adapter.  Now Iam happy it runs great. :)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
26 Jan 2019 10:14


Lao Mu wrote:

  I got my 32GB CF card from SanDisk today. Copy the coffin r54 image on it and it runs perfecly. So the problem was definitly this SD2CF adapter.  Now Iam happy it runs great. :)

Glad it was just the card adapter. Happy Happy Joy Joy!


Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 276
26 Jan 2019 13:40


Very very good, I m glad that this is resolved, have fun :)


Lao Mu

Posts 10
26 Jan 2019 20:55


igor majstorovic wrote:

Very very good, I m glad that this is resolved, have fun :)

Yes, thank You for the support and help. And at least thank You for the Vampire ...now I know the different between warp and transwarp.  :-)

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