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Mac DVD Drive not recognised - no CDO:!

Author aoxomoxoa
#1 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 15:12 
Hi. I've just recently installed Amikit X on my iMac (late 2009 quad core i7, MacOS Sierra) and all is working fine. However, whenever I insert a CD/DVD into either my internal or external (USB) DVD drive Amikit does not recognise there is a disc - CD0:/CD1: "Not available".
CD0: and CD1: are installed into Devs/Dosdrivers but no success in recognising either of my drives.
Amikit configuration is set to Autodetect which is the only option available other than Image File. The system was installed using AmigaOS 4.1 FE CD image file as source.

Does anyone have any ideas how this can be resolved?

Author AmiKit
#2 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 15:22 

3 solutions come to my mind:

1) try to use CD0 from AmiKit:Storage/DOSDrivers instead. Move it to AmiKit:Devs/DOSDrivers and restart AmiKit.

2) Before you start AmiKit, insert CD to your Mac, star AmiKit Launcher and select Configure. Then in CD&HardDrives section select Add Directory button and enter:

Device name: CD3
Volume label: NameOfCD
Path: select root path of the CD

3) try to use other source than AmigaOS4.1 FE CD (which contains AmigaOS3.1 which probably doesn't support CDs... I am not sure as I am used to AmigaOS3.9)

Hope it helps.

Author aoxomoxoa
#3 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 16:06 
Hi again and thanks for responding so quickly!

I had CD0: and CD1: already installed from the Amikit:Storage/DOSDrivers. Solution 2 worked pefectly! Bit of a workaround and I got a Guru Meditation to start with but it booted successfully with the OS 4.1FE CD mounted after the obligatory mouse button click. Strangely, however, there is also a "CD0:BAD" icon on the Amikit desktop.

I'm trying to install AOS 4.1 FE but this is now proving difficult as the Install from 3.X option reports a C: Bootloader failed return code 20. I know other users have installed 4.1 FE so I'll just have to google it. Maybe the answer is AOS 3.9 - I have the original Disc somewhere and I also have Amiga Forever 7 - can I reinstall Amikit with a 3.9 build from AF7?

Thanks again!

Author AmiKit
#4 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 16:09 
Yes. Uninstall and then re-install AmiKit and select AF installed button (provided your Amiga Forever is already installed on your computer)

Author aoxomoxoa
#5 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 16:34 
Aha! A possible chicken and egg syndrome - I have AF installed on Windows via a Virtual Machine (Parallels)! Is it possible to have Windows VM running and point the Amikit installation towards the Windows C: drive which will be mounted on my Mac desktop?

Apologies for all these questions.

Author AmiKit
#6 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 16:37 
I am not sure. It probably won't work. In that case create an ISO in Amiga Forever player and then mount it and press Amiga Forever CD button when AmiKit installation asks for OS.

Author aoxomoxoa
#7 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 16:40 
OK. I'll try my idea first as an interesting experiment. If it fails I'll create an ISO as you suggest from within AF - sounds a bit more logical in any case!

Thanks for your excellent support.

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