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actually quite happy to see this

Dammit, E-UAE is fiddly to set up. I finally got hard disk images working, by doing something like this:

  1. For an 160MB image, create the blank file: dd if=/dev/zero of=blank160.hdf bs=1M count=160
  2. Add the file specification to your .uaerc, something like: hardfile2=rw,DH2:$(FILE_PATH)/Amiga/blank160.hdf,32,1,2,512,-12,
    (Yeah, linux e-uae doesn’t allow you to add in HDF images. Annoying.)
  3. I found I had to put the amiga system executable FastFileSystem in with my ROM path. Your path may vary – look at the UAE log output for something like ‘RDB: fakefilesys, trying to load ...‘, and see where you want it to go.
  4. Pop into UAE, start a CLI or Shell, and issue this command: format DRIVE DH2: NAME hd160 FFS QUICK

I’ve updated the drive images from yesterday, so you probably won’t need to format them.

One reply on “actually quite happy to see this”

Thank you!
The comment about the ‘fastfilesystem’ file was exactly what I needed. For 3 weeks I’ve been banging my head configuring, reconfiguring, etc, trying to get it to work with a hardfile.

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