walldog wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:01 am
McTrinsic wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:41 am
As a last option you can disable LUNs and parity.
LUNs are sub-ids so to say. Imagine a CD-reader with 6 CDs in it. Those were at one time the rage back then
. In that scenario, each CD would get a universal LUN of the same SCSI-ID.
In short: you don’t need it.
Parity is nice and shouldn’t interfere. But if one device doesn’t support it it might cause issues.
At that point if the mount list is correct including the ID then I can’t help from here any more.
Did you check the mount list for your actual ZIP-SCSI-ID?
Not sure at all but starting to think my hardware from a setup standpoint is good now just because I have it showing on my desktop and the drive makes an attempt to format for a second then fails. That said the ZIP drive itself could be junk. It was ebay find an a little beat up so working on getting new.
I am wondering about my mountlist,, This is what I have entered.
Device = scsi.device
Unit = 5
FileSystem = l:FastFileSystem
Flags = 0
Surfaces = 1
Blockspertrack = 68
Blocksize = 512
Mask = 0x7fffffffe
MaxTransfer = 0x001fe000
BootPri = 127
Reserved = 2
Interleave = 0
LowCyl = 2
HighCyl = 2890
Buffers = 136
BufMemType = 0
StackSize = 1024
Priority = 10
DosType = 0x444f5301
Mount = 1
Blobvec = -1
I should also mention that the regular HDToolbox that comes with WB1.3 will allow me to manually define the drive. When I attempted that and then low level format it quits gives me a "-1" error
Manual settings I entered there for drive type
Blocks per track 68
Blocks per cylinder 68
Park Head where Cylinder 621
Haha that all I gots for now
Well McTrinsic if you are still watching this post, today is a milestone day.
The "new" zip drive arrived. I had no expectation any change would happen but decided to hook it up and give a go. Well I installed booted and like before I did get an Icon for the drive on workbench. So I just went to "Initialize" expecting it fully to error like before and low and behold IT WORKED!.. Rolled right through formatting the ZIP disk to "Empty" on the desk top. I cannot believe it! I then went ahead and used AmigaLove Zip disk icon and it looks fabulous on the 1.3 WB! I then used Dopus to move over a "games" directory on one of my partitions and it pushed them right over.
Thanks so much for your assitance BTW.
I changed notthing and used the mountlist like before noted above. I hope this is a help to someone else out there trying to setup a zip disk on Amiga WB1.3
Also drive is set for Unit 5 and termination on. The internal SCSI HD in the A590 also has the termination jumper set to on.
Now a few things I need to get used or wonder if way to adjust.
1. It is really treating this like a hard drive and not a floppy which I sort of expected. That said, if you eject while on desktop you get an error (cant read zip0) or something like that.
2. If you boot with no zip disk inserted but drive hooked up I get a "zip0:bad" icon on the desktop. Would be nice if I got nothing if no disk inserted instead. Not sure how I can fix that in my startup..?
3. I wanted to try and use quarterback utility to see if I can backup hard drive. I tried but it got a "device not ready" when starting backup. There was an option to NOT overwrite AmigaDOS on disk and I selected no. Perhaps I should say yes instead but maybe not be able to recognize the drive then.. so not sure.. But id like to back up my hard disk to zip disks using quarterback. That was actually a main goal.
Anyway unreal this is working. I guess it turns out the zip drive and or cable I was using was just bad after all that.