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Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install(solved)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:26 pm
by electric-magic
Hello,
Finally decided to install FE. All seemed to go OK and workbench loaded. I had the problem with the CF card that has come up before on the forum, so I removed it. set my screenmode, sound etc rebooted and fine. Inserted the cf card and formatted it to use on the x1000,

Now when I boot I am stuck on the CFE screen, all goes well up to-

Requested state A4 (1800mhz)

then-

Loader:elf Filesys:fat Device:cf0 File:amigaboot.of options:null
Loading failed.
Could not load cf0:amigaboot.of:file not found


Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:35 pm
by MichaelMerkel
electric-magic wrote: Loader:elf Filesys:fat Device:cf0 File:amigaboot.of options:null
Loading failed.
Could not load cf0:amigaboot.of:file not found

Thanks in advance for any help.
you removed the vital amigaboot.of loader from the cf card by formatting it...
i'd never put this on a cf card actually but on a small boot partition (the first one on tha harddisk) and configure cfe to boot from there.

to solve your problem now just boot from the fe install cd - this should still work.
and when this is up and running copy the amigaboot.of file to the cf card.
or use another computer to do so.

regards...
michael

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:06 am
by electric-magic
I have the system running from the fe cd.
How do I copy the amigaboot file to the cf card?

Thanks

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:05 pm
by MichaelMerkel
electric-magic wrote:I have the system running from the fe cd.
How do I copy the amigaboot file to the cf card?

Thanks
isn't it mounted automatically when booting from the cd?
if not you could try to use a linux/win pc or an external usb card reader where you can put the cf card in...

regards...
michael

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:13 pm
by electric-magic
Yes,the CF card loads to workbench as CF0.
If I open it there is a trashcan in there. Do I just drop the amigaboot.of file in there?

John.

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:14 pm
by electric-magic
not the trashcan, but the window :)

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:20 pm
by electric-magic
I have put the amigaboot.of in the cf card drawer and now when i boot the cfe says the same as before except at the end it says 'file system not recognized',
while before it said "file not found"

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:27 pm
by zzd10h
Format your cf as fat16 or fat32 I think.

Therefore, you will have to use LinuxPPC (booted from USB stick) if you still have installed it or to extract your cf card and use another computer to format it

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:53 pm
by electric-magic
zzd10h

thank you, will try in the morning.

john.

Re: Stuck on CFE screen after 4.1 FE install

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:18 am
by electric-magic
Up and running at last.
Here is how I got going again.
Formatted the CF card on the x1000.
Inserted an SD card in the x1000 and copied the amigaboot.of file to it.
Removed both cards and connected them to a PC.
Copied the amigaboot file from the sd card to the cf card.
Put the cf card back in the x1000 and booted, working :)

Thanks for all the help.