Subject: Re: Using Hitachi 4GB Microdrive
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Richard Danter <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 01/17/2006 17:42:45
Ignatios Souvatzis said the following:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 05:12:58PM +0000, Richard Danter wrote:
>>Ignatios Souvatzis said the following:
>>>Don't know about the J72x, but I have tried a 1GB IBM Microdrive
>>>in a J820 (with Windows CE 2.11) and found that it worked fine,
>>>and that network worked fine, but that network + drive at the same
>>>time didn't work - apparently the power provided isn't sufficient.
>>Ah, that could be the problem. Since WinCE does not recognise the 4GB 
>>microdrive it may be no use then as I think I would have to boot off of 
>>another CF card.
> wait. "microdrive" (as in: CF-format rotating disk) or Real CF?
> 	-is

I want to use a real "microdrive" in the CF slot.

Since WinCE does not seem to recognise it I was thinking I could use a 
real CF (flash) card in the PCMCIA slot (with adapter) to boot NetBSD 
from but then have it mount it's root FS from the microdrive.

That way I figured I could remove the CF card once it has booted and use 
the PCMCIA slot for network.