Preparing A CF Drive For Real Amiga Use Under OS X

More than an article, a note to myself (or anyone interested) on how to prepare a compact flash drive under OS X for use on a real amiga system.


diskutil list (find out cf disk name - /dev/disk1 for example)
sudo umount -f /dev/disk1 (unmount it)
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk1 bs=1 count=1024 (remove any partition)
sudo chmod a+rw /dev/disk1 (chmod it to read and write)

in fs-uae custom config add:

hard_drive_0 = /dev/disk1
hard_drive_0_type = rdb

boot fs-uae with the workbench 3.1 install diskette.
find the HDToolbox app, right click, select Icons->Information
change SCSI_DEVICE_NAME=scsi.device to SCSI_DEVICE_NAME=uaehf.device

From here on run HDToolbox and follow instructions at: http://www.pcguru.plus.com/uae_hdtoolbox.html

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