Buddha Flash software update

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  • The firmware of the Buddha Flash IDE controller has been updated. A bug when crossing a 32-bit boundary under certain conditions has kept users from using large partitions on a harddisk. A second bug has kept the first bug from overwriting any valuable data, so no harm was done to known-good data on said partitions. Both bugs have been fixed in version V52.101 (May 6th, 2019).


    Using extensive automated tests, we've made sure that no further errors like this are present in the Buddha device driver. The new firmware can be used with all Buddha controllers that have been shipped since 1997. For use with controllers that were shipped before 1998, you will need an EPROM programmer. For all "Buddha flash" models, we've summarized the flash procedure on this new Wiki page: http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/Buddha_flashing


    A very similar bug is in the IDE drivers of Amiga OS 3.1.4; this is an ancient bug dating back to OS3.1 or even further. We have already informed the developer team of Hyperion and handed over the fix in source code form. The corresponding update for Amiga OS 3.1.4 should be made available soon. Special thanks goes to Toni Wilen, Finland.


    A new production run of the Buddha Flash "20-year Anniversary edition" is currently running. The controllers will be available on or before june 15th, 2019. We've started taking pre-orders today.

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