R4MS wrote:Can you post (or PM) your version of IDEFix, in case you did not directly download it from aminet. Are your HDFs in the single partition format (used also by WinUAE)?
Done... I'm pretty sure it same as Aminet. Both 413,511 bytes.
All my HDFs are RDB (prepared with HDInstTools) style and not the UAE style. I typically avoid FFS fileSys for large partitions and use PFS3.
I do believe the HD image remowilliams (and others) are referring to is the UAE style (and FFS fileSys) if its the image set I'm thinking it is.
That may suggest that partition type, bootblock and fileSys are not factors?
R4MS wrote:One workaround would be to put two of your devices as partitions on a single (partitioned) image (Well, at least in theory... haven't tried it myself).
I do do that, for example my SYSWORK.HDF is a 512MB/3.5GB "System:" and "Work:".
So far I have been making my HDFs 4GB in size because I know there are some considerations as far as Amiga once you exceed 4GB. Also the HDF files I create will still work with my Minimig 1.1 if I don't exceed 4GB.
That is one reason I like the EIDE'99 software (and hardware) more than IDEFix97 (On a real Amiga) because it can split a large HD into multiple 4GB drives.
I could certainly put a small system on my HAMVID.HDF, but booting off the Workbench.ADF for the purpose of copying files works well enough.
I'm just discouraged IDEFix cause instability because having 4 HDFs is a great feature for "power users". It really helps out having two extra HDFs if you also want to mount CD-ROM ISO files.
R4MS wrote:In linux you might have to use "partprobe" on your loopback device to expose partitions (which will be named loop0p1, etc).
I will have to experiment. I'm not sure if I would be able to mount PFS3 partitions (such as my HAMVID.HDF) directly on loopback. I'm not sure I want to risk corruption. I have corrupted my TRANS.HDF a few times (usually by forgetting to properly umount it) which is no big deal. Umounting the 1GB HDF takes a really long time after uploading files, so I'm sure a 4GB file would not be any faster
Thanks for looking at this problem!
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