Anyone out there gotten a GCT to boot from a 512mb IBM Microdrive in the CF slot? I'm having a devil of a time. I've gotten two other 340mb microdrives to boot just fine. When I try setting up the 512 in the same manner the machine just hangs at the Gateway boot logo screen (no red text gibberish). The 512mb card boots fine when used in a PC with a CF-ide adapter (as do the 340mb cards). So is there something about the GCT that it dislikes the 512mb microdrive? Or is there some magic setup aspect I'm missing? Does it not like the whole card being setup as FAT16? Or what?
Here's an odd revelation. The 512mb microdrive eventually *does* boot. Other 340mb microdrives boot instantly. I put the 512mb in the GCT, booted it and left for dinner. Two hours later I come back to find it actually BOOTED. I've *never* seen anything like that before (and I've seen a lot of things since the introduction of 5mb 14" drives). On a regular PC with a CF-ide adapter both of them boot in exactly the same amount of time (or close enough).
So I'm wondering if there's something the GCT has 'trouble with' about the 512mb microdrive? There does appear to be one difference between them besides size. The 340mb are DMDM type and the 512mb is a DCSD type. I've only seen that a Casio camera (and some others) have had trouble with the older DMDM drives (which are working fine in the GCT).
I think I've discovered the problem. The GCT seems to only work reliably with DMDM type microdrives. That limits it to 170 and 340mb microdrives from IBM. I tried getting the 512mb working but nothing seems to help. The card works great in anything BUT a a GCT (and I have three) so it's gotta be how the GCT sees them. It wouldn't even work reliably using a CF slot to IDE adapter attached to a IDE to CF adapter. I didn't try using it off a USB to IDE adapter but I suspect that might work. It'd be sort of useless through as one can't boot from USB.
Anyway, bottom line seems to be only the DMDM style microdrives will work on a GCT.
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