You can't re-configure this machine

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Stuart

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Oct 21, 2021, 10:22:25 AM10/21/21
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I am trying to prepare an old RPC for sale. It was missing a HDD so I
found one from my collection, placed it another machine, via an ARCin
card, downloaded the clean boot from Risc OS Ltd and carried out the
install on the replacement drive.

I then put the HDD in the machine I wish to sell and it keeps telling me
!Boot has not been run and that I cannot re-configure the machine.

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Richard Darby (news)

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Oct 21, 2021, 11:21:07 AM10/21/21
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In article <597eec1f...@argonet.co.uk>,
Stuart <Spa...@argonet.co.uk> wrote:
> I am trying to prepare an old RPC for sale. It was missing a HDD so I
> found one from my collection, placed it another machine, via an ARCin
> card, downloaded the clean boot from Risc OS Ltd and carried out the
> install on the replacement drive.

> I then put the HDD in the machine I wish to sell and it keeps telling me
> !Boot has not been run and that I cannot re-configure the machine.

You could try the following

*Configure Boot
*Opt 4 2

This should run the !Boot

Provided you have access to the star command you can use the built in Help.

Richard Darby

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Richard Darby (news)

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Oct 21, 2021, 11:39:26 AM10/21/21
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In article <597ef13...@rjdarby.co.uk>,
Richard Darby (news) <ne...@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <597eec1f...@argonet.co.uk>,
> Stuart <Spa...@argonet.co.uk> wrote:
> > I am trying to prepare an old RPC for sale. It was missing a HDD so I
> > found one from my collection, placed it another machine, via an ARCin
> > card, downloaded the clean boot from Risc OS Ltd and carried out the
> > install on the replacement drive.

> > I then put the HDD in the machine I wish to sell and it keeps telling
> > me !Boot has not been run and that I cannot re-configure the machine.

> You could try the following

> *Configure Boot
> *Opt 4 2

> This should run the !Boot

> Provided you have access to the star command you can use the built in
> Help.

Update, apologies shouldn't rely on memory. User Guide says

*Configure Boot
*Configure FileSystem 4
*Opt 4,2

This should now run the !Boot

Stuart

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:08:23 PM10/21/21
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In article <597ef32...@rjdarby.co.uk>,
Richard Darby (news) <ne...@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:
> Update, apologies shouldn't rely on memory. User Guide says

> *Configure Boot
> *Configure FileSystem 4
> *Opt 4,2

> This should now run the !Boot

NO change I'm afraid :-(

Doug Webb

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:42:10 PM10/21/21
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In message <597eec1f...@argonet.co.uk>
Stuart <Spa...@argonet.co.uk> wrote:

> I am trying to prepare an old RPC for sale. It was missing a HDD so I
> found one from my collection, placed it another machine, via an ARCin
> card, downloaded the clean boot from Risc OS Ltd and carried out the
> install on the replacement drive.

What version of RISCOS do you have in the machine and did you get the
corresponding one for the version?

Also when you did the reformat of the drive did you make it bootable?


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Stuart

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:20:27 PM10/21/21
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In article <19eef87e59...@btinternet.com>,
Doug Webb <doug....@btinternet.com> wrote:
> What version of RISCOS do you have in the machine and did you get the
> corresponding one for the version?

4.02 and yes

> Also when you did the reformat of the drive did you make it bootable?

I haven't reformatted the drive, it was used in my Kinetic (4.39) on an
ARCin card, it was used as a backup for the main drive. When it was
originally formatted, I would have made it bootable because I can't see
any reason not to. I have done a Verify and all is good.


Tomorrow I will start from scartch and do a format

Stuart

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:53:29 PM10/21/21
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In article <597f01e7...@argonet.co.uk>,
Stuart <Spa...@argonet.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <19eef87e59...@btinternet.com>,
> Doug Webb <doug....@btinternet.com> wrote:
> > What version of RISCOS do you have in the machine and did you get the
> > corresponding one for the version?

> 4.02 and yes

> > Also when you did the reformat of the drive did you make it bootable?

> I haven't reformatted the drive, it was used in my Kinetic (4.39) on an
> ARCin card, it was used as a backup for the main drive. When it was
> originally formatted, I would have made it bootable because I can't see
> any reason not to. I have done a Verify and all is good.


> Tomorrow I will start from scartch and do a format

Lightbulb moment! I just tried a DEL-Power on and all now seems to be
working

Thanks to everyone.

druck

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Oct 22, 2021, 7:22:13 AM10/22/21
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On 21/10/2021 16:39, Richard Darby (news) wrote:
> Update, apologies shouldn't rely on memory. User Guide says
>
> *Configure Boot
> *Configure FileSystem 4
> *Opt 4,2

Try using the filing system name rather than the module number, as the
number may not be the same with different versions of RISC OS.

e.g.

*configure filesystem ADFS

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Chris Evans (CJE/4D)

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Oct 26, 2021, 4:41:47 AM10/26/21
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In article <597ef32...@rjdarby.co.uk>, Richard Darby (news)
<URL:mailto:ne...@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <597ef13...@rjdarby.co.uk>,
> Richard Darby (news) <ne...@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:
> > In article <597eec1f...@argonet.co.uk>,
> > Stuart <Spa...@argonet.co.uk> wrote:
> > > I am trying to prepare an old RPC for sale. It was missing a HDD so I
> > > found one from my collection, placed it another machine, via an ARCin
> > > card, downloaded the clean boot from Risc OS Ltd and carried out the
> > > install on the replacement drive.
>
> > > I then put the HDD in the machine I wish to sell and it keeps telling
> > > me !Boot has not been run and that I cannot re-configure the machine.
>
> > You could try the following
>
> > *Configure Boot

For the record both

> > *Opt 4 2

and

> *Opt 4,2

have the same effect!

This is true of all star commands i.e. you can use a space of a comma to
separate parameters.


Chris Evans

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