ACA1233n MapROM and Elbox Mediator

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  • Hello everyone,

    i've been having a mild hassle with my ACA1233n MapROM operating with Elbox Mediator 1200TX Black collection.

    My setup is as follows:

    Amiga 1200 Rev 2B board

    ACA1233n 40Mhz model with RTC addon

    Voodoo3 16Mb video card

    Adaptec SCSI 2940UW linked to a SCSI difficult force and CD-ROM

    innovative SoundBlaster 1238 CT4750

    Realtek RTL8139 10/100 network card

    i have ACAMapROM /I q as the first line in my startup-collection however whilst Wwhen jogging ACAInfo from shell once Workbench is loaded it usually shows the MapROM status as disabled.

    If I boot without a startup-sequence and run the maprom software manually, it really works well, on the tender reboot it suggests the MapROM repute as enabled. it's simplest whilst booting to Workbench it suggests as disabled.

    i ponder if, due to the fact the Mediator makes use of the RAM at the video card for DMA get right of entry to, is it mapping the video RAM to the memory place in which the MapROM application expects to discover the ROM loaded?

    Thank you!

  • I can really only guess what you're asking here - this sounds like two or three automatic translators have been used in a row. I'll try anyway:

    If your computer starts up normally, and only MapROM is giving you a hard time, then I'd attempt to skip over the command in case a certain version of Kickstart is found.

    I would not expect the Mediator-internal DMA to cause any trouble. After all, that's happening outside of the accelerator's realm, so there's no way it can alter the MapROM space.

  • The CA1233n can't really be considered "old", as it's the latest version that uses Z3 autoconfig to add 126MBytes memory to the freemem list.

    Instead of using ACAMaprom, the new ACAtool is the better choice.