I've searched the board for several days now looking for any information on this, but all I can find is old posts, so rather than bring up a dated thread, I started a new one.
I've got the IDE/Compact Flash adapter from pcEngines, and a 256Meg CF card. On my desktop, I remove all the hard drives, attached the IDE/CF adapter, and boot from the floppy drive to DOS. Next, FDisk the CF drive, mark it Active, then reboot. Next Format with move system files.
I can then reboot the desktop from the CF card, no problem. I power down the desktop, remove the CF adapter/card, put it in the iOpener, and boot. I expected to get a DOS prompt, but get Invalid or damaged Bootable partition.
Just because...I disabled the SanDisk by cutting and lifting pins 37 & 39 on the SanDisk Controller. HDD detection does not see the SanDisk anymore, so I don't think this is in the mix...
So...I'm wondering if anyone has any experience getting an iOpener to boot from a IDE/CF adapter? and if so, how did you get it to work?