- 1 Why ?
- 2 Summary
- 3 The hardware
- 4 Get SFS from Aminet
- 5 Get HDInstTools from aminet and install SFS
- 6 Partition your drive:
- 7 Formating the first partition
- 8 Copy your Amiga OS Files to the fresh new SFS partition
- 9 Make your 2nd partition appear
- 10 The links to refer to
- FFS is “Fast File System”
- SFS is “Smart File System”
With FFS : I’ve been more than once in front of the problem of partition validating for ages in cause of a crash when some writing was going. This is not so annoying when it is a FD that is 880Kb big, but when it is a 3Gb partition…
As I have backups of my files, what I did was to reformat the partition each time, and copy back the files.
Other problem is the speed of this filesystem.
Last minute note : to avoid long validation, you can use the tool “disksafe”, that you can find on aminet.
With SFS : the speed is better, there is no revalidation, and the defragmentation is included “on the go”.
AROS : will access the partitions natively in a more robust way than with FFS.
And I’ve made absolutely all the possible errors, so I want to share my experience.
- get SFS
- get HDInstTools
- Install the filesystem on the boot block to enable it at boot
- copy your system to the new drive
- install nSDPatch to your new OS installation
- get all your partitions working
Partitions parameters summary
It is CRUCIAL to respect those parameters.
Don’t forget : each time you change a parameter inside HDInstTools, please, press “ENTER”. If you don’t, the entry won’t be validated.
Before a change on a partition can be taken in account, you must *reboot* your system.
I do not use WinUAE or this kind of (very usefull and handy) tools to do the transfer. I’m on a single amiga 1200.
To be able to go from a filesystem to the other, I bought a 2 CF card to IDE reader :
Get SFS from Aminet
Get HDInstTools from aminet and install SFS
Because it is a better tool than hdtoolbox for this.
Partition your drive:after saving the modifications to the card (you have to get out of HDInstTools and then restart the amiga) when done, you open again HDInstTools and enter inside your device.
It is very important to respect those parameters.
Save and you restart your computer.
Formating the first partition
Copy your Amiga OS Files to the fresh new SFS partition
You should now be able to reboot with your new partition.
Make your 2nd partition appear
NSDPatch je sèche … “Activation DH1: failed” (FR) Merci aux poto sur amigaimpact qui m’ont aidé à résoudre mon problème… bête car j’avais simplement pas appuyé sur entrée en paramétrant ma partition.
A video (not by me) :