Re: (Another) Iomega Zip Drive for the Amigas
Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Well today I get to provide an update to the ZIP saga. So.. been using the zip disk and just leaving in the zip drive for various storage. Every now and then will back up a few files over there such as my pool of radiance save disk and a cool picture from Eric etc. Have some WP documents in there as well..McTrinsic wrote: ↑Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:57 amCONGRATULATION!
Really glad it worked for you .
Regarding the zip:bad icon.
You dont have to automount the zip mount file.
You may mount the ZIP after booting from hdd.
For example, you could add a small command to the "tools" menu to mount the zip as you whish.
Such as these:
Dont know if any of those are Kick 1.x compatible, though.
Back in January I used the Quarterback program to make a backup of my workbench and other partitions. At that time I saved a copy and or updated the starterup and mountlist sequences on each of my WB1.3 floppies that are inclusive of the zip drive parameters etc in the event I needed to restore from the zip disk need workbench to recognize and be able to mount it.
Yesterday had a field day with Eric's latest video and article on the use of Amidock! Just fantastic. Spent hours dialing in my bay, modifying brushes and I even made one for wordperfect. Great times right.
A few months back I was also struggling to restor a hard drive. Wanted a 4GB drive in my A590. Finally figured it out and been running since. That said, recently been getting some guru and lock ups on it. I figure its just "Amiga". Well I was wrong!
This morning woke up fired up mig and no go. no boot. Hard drive make bad noises.. AND I just put all that work into my new dock program! along with all other stuff I have done since my last backup early January! Not to mention I have NEVER actually restored a hard disk from zip...
Well I was able with a tad persuasion get the drive to boot one more time. I immediately performed another backup to Zip using Quarterback.
Installed a 500MB Quantum drive from the day. And thankfully was able to boot off floppy, partition with HD Install Toolsm then Initialize in Workbench. Then with Quarterback on floppy restore from the zip drive!
I am back up and running with fresh drive after about 2hrs (could go faster with more practice which I don't want anyway)
Yeah down to 500mb vs 4gb and but I am not even close to using that space. I am not sure but it seems I have tad more available ram as well.. If you have comments on this I would appreciate (the use of smaller drive on old A500)
Anyway I wanted to share to show how critical it is to backup hard drive and how important this earlier thread was to being able to use the Zip drive in the first place. Thanks to all who assisted with that.
I share for benefit of all and certainly more comments or suggestions welcome.