Using HDDriver 10.14 to Create Eight Partitions (First One Bootable) on a 4GB SD Card

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Using HDDriver 10.14 to Create Eight Partitions (First One Bootable) on a 4GB SD Card

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Whilst testing the IDE DEV board https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 640#p18489 I thought it a good idea to make a video of how to partition a 4GB card with eight partions and setting the first one as bootable by installing the HDDriver on that partition.

There are a lot of options in the HDDriver and I'll add to this over time for partitioning with some of these options as we continue to test the IDE interface.

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Good idea. I like the new driver and have used a few of the interesting bits so far but a lot is TOS dependant.
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Thanks for the demo Icky since the manual doesn't come with the package. Who would have thunk that the driver package would default to windows with byte reverse enabled. :( :( :(

I haven't run across anything that doesn't work yet, have tried 4 GB san disk, 4 GB Transcend Compact flash, and a WD Caviar 310100 3.5 inch IDE drive. :) :)
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Re: Using HDDriver 10.14 to Create Eight Partitions (First One Bootable) on a 4GB SD Card

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@Icky Just wondering if/where there is a set of instructions on how to create an SD (or CF) card to swap between TRUDIE & the PC... the TRUDIE is in my H4 board with TOS 2.06 enabled at the moment

I've tried a few combinations of settings in HDDriver 11 but so far haven't hit upon the magic settings.
I have managed to create a bootable partition on a CF card (32Meg!) for the H4 but not one that is then readable by the PC as well.

Any ideas/hints/videos etc. will be most welcome!
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@JezC ill take. Look tomorrow to see how. It’s been a while so will have to dust out a few cob webs :)
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Icky wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:56 pm @JezC ill take. Look tomorrow to see how. It’s been a while so will have to dust out a few cob webs :)
No problem - I can swap out the flaky floppy drive & crappy keyboard which are in use on the proto-build systems (so that nothing too precious goes splat if I have a disaster).

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JezC wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:51 pm Just wondering if/where there is a set of instructions on how to create an SD (or CF) card to swap between TRUDIE & the PC... the TRUDIE is in my H4 board with TOS 2.06 enabled at the moment
IIRC you just have TOS & windows combined selected in HD11 (byte swap turned off) . OR just format the SD card on the PC with a 256MB partition for starters.. and let HD11 pick it up..
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Re: Using HDDriver 10.14 to Create Eight Partitions (First One Bootable) on a 4GB SD Card

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exxos wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:26 pm IIRC you just have TOS & windows combined selected in HD11 (byte swap turned off) . OR just format the SD card on the PC with a 256MB partition for starters.. and let HD11 pick it up..
Ok, thx, may make time to try that tomorrow...wasn't sure if a vanilla FAT32 format (running Windows 7) on the PC was suitable.

Once I've done that I just need to work out why trying to locate HDDriver in the auto of the floppy it's just booted with isn't working (as I need to install it on the partition on the IDE card...I think) :shrug:
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JezC wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:51 pm @Icky Just wondering if/where there is a st of instructions on how to create an SD (or CF) card to swap between TRUDIE & the PC... the TRUDIE is in my H4 board with TOS 2.06 enabled at the moment

I've tried a few combinations of settings in HDDriver 11 but so far haven't hit upon the magic settings.
I have managed to create a bootable partition on a CF card (32Meg!) for the H4 but not one that is then readable by the PC as well.

Any ideas/hints/videos etc. will be most welcome!
Hmm, I thought I'd done a guide for this already, but yes, you need to set up the partitions for TOS & Window at the same time, which is done through the HDDRIVER config tool. you don't need a FAT32 partition, you just need to format it right on the ST.

As @exxos said, just go for all 256MB partitions with HDDRIVER and don't forget with V11 you can use Blitter acceleration too.
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Re: Using HDDriver 10.14 to Create Eight Partitions (First One Bootable) on a 4GB SD Card

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Ok, thanks @exxos & @rubber_jonnie I'll try doing it all on the ST tomorrow & then check it's still readable on the PC (possibly before I install HDDriver on the card)...

I'll let you know how I get on!
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