New install on SSD problems

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New install on SSD problems

Postby prowler » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:12 pm

Hi,

I recently bought a SSD to replace my old SATA drive. I am able to setup the drive and install AmigaOS 4.1Fe onto it fine but can not get it to boot.

The boot flag is set for the System partition. It is also using the same SATA connection on the motherboard as the working drive did.

When I try and boot, I get the following messages:
Loader:elf Filesys:amigafs Dev:ide0.0 File:amigaboot.of Options:(null)
Loading: Failed.
Could not load ide0.0:amigaboot.of: Unsupported function
CFE>

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: New install on SSD problems

Postby nbache » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:39 pm

Did you create a small BOOT: partition containing amigaboot.of and using FFS as filesystem?

Which filesystem did you use for your system partition?

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Re: New install on SSD problems

Postby Raziel » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:42 pm

@prowler

Just as nbache said

1) Create a small partition at the very first one on your SSD (i'm using the smallest possible size - which is 1 MB - as the "amigaboot.of" file is roughly just 62 kb)
2) Use "Standard filesystem" (Fast File System)
3) Use "Long filenames"
4) Blocksize "should" be 512 (i'm using 4096 since years now without any problems)
5) Buffers 128 (because it's so small and 128 is the lowest iirc)
6) Maxtransfer: FFFFFFFF
7) Mask: 7FFFFFFF
I'm using these numbers with my 512 GB Samsung 850 Evo since ages now and they work great
8) Give it a name, i called it "BootOF"
You need to automount it for copying the "amigaboot.of" to it, but afterwards, once your system starts you can uncheck that again, it will still be available to the system, but hidden on WB (saves accidently writing to it)

Now reboot with your boot CD, prepare the rest of your HDD, copy "amigaboot.of" to your BootOF partition, install AmigaOS and restart
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Re: New install on SSD problems

Postby Raziel » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:44 pm

nbache wrote:Did you create a small BOOT: partition containing amigaboot.of and using FFS as filesystem?

Which filesystem did you use for your system partition?

Best regards,

Niels

Regarding the need of FFS for the "amigaboot.of" partition...

Is this a limitation of AmigaOS or CFE?
And if it is CFE, could this be rectified through an update to CFE?
(iirc i read a long time ago that CFE only understands FFS, is that the case)
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Re: New install on SSD problems

Postby nbache » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Raziel wrote:Regarding the need of FFS for the "amigaboot.of" partition...

Is this a limitation of AmigaOS or CFE?
CFE. AmigaOS isn't even awake at that point.

And if it is CFE, could this be rectified through an update to CFE?
Theoretically, it could. But I personally don't expect that to happen. For this little task, FFS does the job fine. And it would add both size and complexity to CFE to make it understand additional filesystems. Finally, for the later models, CFE is out again, and UBoot back in.

(iirc i read a long time ago that CFE only understands FFS, is that the case)
FFS is the only Amiga FS it understands. I believe it also understands FAT(32) and maybe ext2/3?

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