[Rpcemu] Disc not understood

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Feb 26 06:56:34 PST 2013

On 24 Feb 2013, Bob Latham <bob at mightyoak.org.uk> wrote:


> I have done a bit for bit comparison of the files on the Sony laptop
> with those on the samsung and everyone tested identical


> I have tried the format application but not actually formatted the
> [ADFS] drive as the two machines give different views of the drive.
> Both give the dive as RPCEmuHD but on the samsung it asks if I wish to
> retain the shape, on the sony it appears to know nothing about the
> drive and asks what type of drive it is.

Are you certain that the hd4.hdf file on the Sony machine has not been
corrupted? The hd4.hdf files available at http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/
are pre-formatted, and re-formatting should be unnecessary.

[snip HForm screengrabs]

>From the screengrabs, it seems that HForm must be running on both
machines, presumably in HostFS.

If that is so, I would suggest that, on the Sony machine, you forget
about ADFS - for now - and boot from HostFS. To do that: on the Samsung
machine, copy !Boot from ADFS to HostFS. Then move !Boot from Samsung
Program Files\RPCEmu\hostfs to Sony Program Files\RPCEmu\hostfs (via
network, or flash-drive). This should ensure that filetypes/extensions
are not screwed-up.

On the Sony machine, run RPCEmu and, when it stops with 'disc not found'
error, or whatever, issue the commands

   *configure filesystem hostfs
   *configure boot

then quit and re-start RPCEmu. If booting is stopped by another error,
try *unplug , then *rmreinit each unplugged module.

When you have a working machine you could then further investigate the
reason for hd4.hdf not being recognised.


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