|Robert Harrison wrote:|
Has anyone successfully setup a CD/DVD Rom drive with Coffin OS and the Vampire IDE connection? If so, how did you do it?
LOL! IT JUST ONLY YESTERDAY I managed it and today I am proud..trucking my feathers I did it and lo and behold...my first customer! BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
Shk if you are reading this...THANK YOU!!
A) EXTERNAL LINK <-- this is a must. DON'T GO CHEAP HERE! TRUST ME! IT IS <CENSOR> worth it!
B) Driver that comes with that sweet baby!!
C) A SINGLE COMPACT FLASH ADAPTOR..DON'T YOU DARE USE DUAL COMPACT FLASH (again, if shk is reading this...THANK YOU)...you use Dual compact flash you are asking for trouble. AGAIN FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!! I AM NOT JOKING
D) AN EXTENDER 44 PIN MALE TO FEMALE (again, if shk is reading this.....THANK YOU). You buy it from eBay. It cost me 30 bucks in total...DON'T YOU DARE GO CHEAP...IT IS A MUST REQUIREMENT...A MUST.
E) Normal IDE cable 44 pin and 40 pin
F) An amiga disk drive power port y-splitter....(I used Z-500 to power my devices but you can have it internally)
G) Optional: Get Z-500 from amiga eab (worth every dime) and have your devices get power from the z-500 instead of the internal disk drive if you want your devices external and not clutter your internal Amiga (again if you are using an A500 however). If you are not using an Amiga 500 and you using the big box Amiga then ...I am surprised you are even posting this. But seeing you said vampire IDE my conclusion it is V500 unless you are using v600 elite version or something...
...> Hook the female 40 pin IDE (correctly) into your v50 and the male 40 pin from the IDE extender into the 4xeide'99 adaptor (correctly)..(I have them all outside my a500) then hook your dvd on the slave port of the 44 pin and set your dvd reader to master (DO NOT SET IT TO SLAVE).
..> Install the drivers
..> Reboot Amiga
..> Drag and drop the CD2 (not CD1) into the devs:dosdrivers/ of your workbench
--> reboot Amiga
Enjoy and have fun! Now you can have two dvd player and two hard drives in additional to your original compact flash adaptor for your A500!!