> > OK here's the update.
> > When I attached the CD-R to Secondary Port either as master or slave,
> > 4xIDE prefs program did infact detect it as existing device after cold
> > boot. I could even open the cd tray which was not possible before,
> > however, I could not mount it. I even reinstalled 4xIDE and Allegro
> > CDFS which comes with it, which then deleted old mount files and
> > reported successfull creation of the new mount file for the CD-R which
> > it also confrmed that it found the CD-R attached as either secondary
> > master or later when I switched again, a secondary slave. Boot time
> > also dramatically decreased! It boots within 10-15 seconds to OS!!! :)
> > I hope that there is an easy way out of this mount problem.
> > I assume that there's another little trick to make this bastard
> > mountable, but I can't seem to find it. Any suggestions?
> There's an old saying that especially applies in the legacy Amiga
> "If it ain't broke, don't f*ck with it!" It sounds like you've got it all
> working now, so you'd be dancing with the devil if you make any further
> changes. =:)
actually use it. I think the problem is the tooltypes for the mountlist (or
DOSDriver, as we call them now).
Open up SYS:Devs/DOSDrivers and you should see a file called "CD0". If not,
you need to move it from SYS:Storage/DOSDrivers (and if that is the case,
reboot and you should find it all works). Look at the icon's information,
and you should see a tooltype that says, "UNIT=X" (where X is a number
between 0 and 3). This controls the IDE address of the drive - 0 is primary
master, 1 is primary slave, 2 is secondary master and 3 is secondary slave.
You need to change the number to match your setup.
Note that the line that reads "UNIT=X" actually in the mountlist itself is
ignored. Only the tooltype is read by AllegroCDFS.
Once you've done this, everything should run OK.