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How to boot STe with Ultrasatan as C drive

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Hello fellow Atarians,

I have an Utrasatan to use as a harddisk for my STe (4mb ram, TOS 2.06). But it will only start with a HDDriver floppy (v. 8.23) before it sees Ultrasatan. The SD card is formatted right and all the partitions are visible.
HDDriver is also in the Auto folder on C and there is a hddriver.sys in a special folder. (not in the root) But when I start without a floppy only the standard TOS desktop appears without the partitions.

But how can I boot from the C drive of the SD card. Without using a floppy as bootdisk?
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Peter Putnik´s software suite, marvellous and far less expensive than HDDriver; installs itself at hard disk reserved sectors,
on this way the hard disk boots without need a floppy disk.
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You need to install HDDriver on the root sector of C drive after you have portioned the drive.
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masteries wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:59 pm Peter Putnik´s software suite ...
Very Good and you can the SD use under Windows too ...
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Dear fellow Atarians,

Thanx for your help! It worked. I located the HDDriver .sys on the floppy and installed it on the C drive from Ultrasatan. The STe now boots from C. Great.

I'm really interested in Peter Putnik's driver too.

Thanx
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To install HD-Driver (or any driver) to hardisk you must use the driver's own configuration tool. Simplying copying the driver fil to the harddisk *may* work if the driver has previously been correctly installed, but it's not recommended to do this.
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joska wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:15 pm To install HD-Driver (or any driver) to hardisk you must use the driver's own configuration tool. Simplying copying the driver fil to the harddisk *may* work if the driver has previously been correctly installed, but it's not recommended to do this.
So I noticed, wasn’t very smart of me. 😊
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frank.lukas wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:41 pm Very Good and you can the SD use under Windows too ...
Btw this works with HD-Driver too.
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