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UltraSatan and HD Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby DrCoolZic » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:14 am

You will find attached two documents:

The first one is called UltraSatan Partitioning and User's Guide - Still preliminary v0.8 but should be close to final
As the title says it covers partitioning of SD cards connected to an UltraSatan with different HD drivers: HDDRIVER 8.23&7.8, ICD 6.5.5, CBHD 5.0.2 and breifly SCSI Tools 6.5.2 and PPDOSTOS Alpha (the up comming PPera driver). Procedures described should apply to any HD but emphasis is put on UltraSatan.
There is also a short user's guide on UltraSatan. If you have problem on setting Atari RTC from USD due to Y2K bug there is workaround described ....
One chapter is on some useful utilities to run on PC for imaging ...
...

The second one is called Atari Hard disk Partitioning - Technical Information First release v1.0 - (several preliminary revision reviewed by PPera)
This guide is intended for people that wants to understand the technical details of the TOS, DOS/FAT, and TOS&DOS partitions.
ThisIt is not an easy to read document :(
This is more intended to be a reference to look at in case you need it.
Apart from the general presentation, you will also find detail analysis of partitions created with an USD: TOS, DOS, but also technical details and TOS&DOS partitions created with HDDRIVER and PPTOSDOS. This section explain in detail the problems related to the 32MB limit that show up when using DOS and TOS&DOS partitions ...
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Good reading :? and feedback welcome
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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby DrCoolZic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:30 pm

Here is a new version of the document. First the two previous documents have been merged. But the UltraSatan UG has been removed and will be a separate document. A lot of corrections have been done based on new tests. The is now a complete description of the TOS&DOS parttitions both for HDDRIVER and the new Ppera PPTOSDOS drivers. There also many information about the Atari HD limitations and problems: Max number of folders, depth of folder path, Long file name, ....
Also added section on problem and solutions ...
This is not an easy reading document and I therefore decided to call it a reference manual as it contains lots of useful info

Good reading and feedback welcome
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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby Awol » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:10 pm

I have found your guides very helpful! Thanks a lot! :cheers:
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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby DrCoolZic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:37 pm

Grey_and_Purple wrote:I have found your guides very helpful! Thanks a lot! :cheers:

Thanks to let me know as this is a lot of work :)

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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby Nyh » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:31 am

DrCoolZic wrote:Good reading and feedback welcome

This is an excellent piece of documentation combining information found in many different documents into one.

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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby wongck » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:09 am

Neat. Get it on to the Atari Wiki !! :thumbs:
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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby wongck » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:43 am

DrCoolZic wrote: the new Ppera PPTOSDOS drivers.
Good reading and feedback welcome


Have not read the doc yet but is the new PPTOSDOS ready for dl ? :mrgreen:
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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby DrCoolZic » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:21 am

wongck wrote:
DrCoolZic wrote: the new Ppera PPTOSDOS drivers.
Good reading and feedback welcome


Have not read the doc yet but is the new PPTOSDOS ready for dl ? :mrgreen:

Not yet. You can get an already partitioned SD card for test at http://www.flashback-computing.com/downloads/FourGM.rar it is about one month old ...
More info on http://ppera.07x.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=63

I have tested more advance version of the driver that now handle hot-swap of the SD cards :wink: but currently the driver has to be started manually no autoboot
New version of the driver and the partitioner to come soon ...

Byt the way for info it is possible to used 2GB SD card on Satan Drive removing the 1GB limit ... Cool :mrgreen: but not possible to use SDHC

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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby StickHead » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:16 pm

Good work, DrCoolZic. Will save a lot of people hunting around for lots of little scraps of info. Cheers! :cheers:
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Re: UltraSatan Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby Anemos » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:09 pm

Very good guide,and big collection of informations for UltraS.
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Re: UltraSatan and HD Partitioning & User's Guide

Postby tamprecision » Sun May 01, 2011 2:47 am

hey dr coolzic

thanx in advance for these guides

im in the process of learning how to configure my usatan and how to make a transfer card

found myself saying "if only someone would would make a manual"

and here it is

i shall now RTFM
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