Any tips or suggestions for getting a "Tecnobytes ClassicIDE" working in a IIGS?

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Any tips or suggestions for getting a "Tecnobytes ClassicIDE" working in a IIGS?

So a few years ago I bought a Tecnobytes ClassicIDE board for my Apple IIe / IIGS, and I'm finally trying to get it working. This is a card which allows an Apple II-series machine to use a CompactFlash card as though it were a hard drive. Very cool... if I could get it working!

I've been following the guide as closely as I can, using "known good" CF cards (a 128meg and a 256meg, the smallest ones I have around), not nothing I do seems to get the IIGS to actually boot from the CF card. I can go into the ClassicIDE menu on the IIGS and putz with the settings in there (seen in the pic below) but again, nothing seems to work and those settings aren't defined or explained in the user manual.


Any tips or tricks or suggestions here? I've got the latest CiderPress on my PC, I've got what I'm pretty sure are good drive images loaded with system software, CiderPress seems to be working fine, but here I am. Thanks for any guidance - I really want to get this working!

 

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Phase one I suppose, is can

Phase one I suppose, is can the GS see any partitions on the device? From either prodos or gs/os.

What else is in the machine with it? Did you set the boot device in the Control Panel?  The manual mentions needing to update the flash contents on the card did it come with a utility?

 

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Update: I solved it! Turns

Update: I solved it! Turns out, the CF cards cannot be partitioned with a Master Boot Record scheme, they need to be in Apple Partition Map format! Once I tried this, it immediately started working!

 

 

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Nice work, I don't think I've

Nice work, I don't think I've actually seen this card before.  Seeing as you're taking photos :)  Would you mind taking a photo of the card when you have it out again?

 

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Spectre wrote:Nice work, I

Spectre wrote:

Nice work, I don't think I've actually seen this card before.  Seeing as you're taking photos :)  Would you mind taking a photo of the card when you have it out again?

 

Ta,  S

 

From what I can recall, the Tecnobytes ClassicIDE  is essentially a clone of the CFFA v2 card (i.e. the card before the CFFA3000) minus the compact flash socket (only the IDE header).

 

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Classic IDE

It'd be nice to have a photo for the archives though....

http://pineapple.zapto.org/hard.shtml

The hardware database :)

 

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