Re: Doorst: Amiga 500 + A590

From: Mark (
Date: 1999-10-25 20:35:14

On 22-Oct-99, Steve Judd wrote:
> using, maybe this weekend.  The series II also has several SIMM slots,
> but they only take special GVP SIMMs, if I recall correctly.

No, GVP only used custom SIMMs for some of their accelerator cards. I believe
their other products use standard 30-pin SIMMs.

On 20-Oct-99, Ojala Pasi 'Albert' wrote:
> Actually, you can boot from FFS partition in KS1.3 provided you
> have the FastFileSystem in the RigidDiskBlock (at least with GVP).
> Note that it must be the KS1.3 version of FFS or it just does not
> work... And the partition must be formatted with the KS1.3 format
> command.
> I should know, because I had A500 with a GVP-Series II
> a long time and it first booted from FFS to softkick ks2.0
> and then reboot into 2.0. I made the mistake of formatting the
> boot partition with the 2.0 format command once or twice when
> shuffling new HDs.

My experience is different (I have a GVP accelerator/SCSI card in my A2000).

I have Kickstart 1.3 in ROM. FFS 40.1 (as supplied on the AmigaOS 3.1 Install
disk) is installed in the RDB, and it boots fine from this. The boot partition
was formatted using the WB 3.1 Format command. I used HDToolBox to write the
disk's RDB.

Maybe the behaviour depends on which version of gvpscsi.device is in ROM?

-- Mark

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