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SIO2SD cant read the ATARI folder

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Hello. Sorry to bother you all but I need some help with my SIO2SD. (See picture)

It doesn’t find the ATARI folder. I have tried with at least 10 different SD cards.

From 256MB cards up to 16GB cards. I get the same results the whole time.

If I format a card (FAT) and put it blank (with no Atari folder) in the SIO2SD it says

“No Atari folder” on the LCD screen so it reads the card. If I then take the same card and
create an ATARI folder on my PC (I have also tried to create it on an old LINUX computer and on my Android pad)
and put it back in the SIO2SD I get “card init error”. Even if the card the minute before said “no ATARI folder”
Same error on all cards!


 

I can load the built in cfg tool on my TV screen and I can go to setup mode without any problem

but the SIO2SD does not read the ATARI folder on any of my cards.

 

And because of that I cant update the firmware either and try with a newer firmware. (I use 2.3)

Because it does not read the ATARI folder..

 

Do you have any clue what can be wrong??

 

And should there be any jumpers set on the 2 jumper settings on the main board?

I have none connected as you can see on the picture.

 

Please help! Im losing my mind here!

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First check the Wiki: http://sio2sd.gucio.pl/wiki/SoftwareATARI_en

 

To update the device, the BIN-file has to be in the root, not in the Atari folder.

 

Which OS you are formatting the SD card with? I´m on Mac and have to use the Terminal, as the built in formatter has not much options.

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20 minutes ago, skr said:

First check the Wiki: http://sio2sd.gucio.pl/wiki/SoftwareATARI_en

 

To update the device, the BIN-file has to be in the root, not in the Atari folder.

 

Which OS you are formatting the SD card with? I´m on Mac and have to use the Terminal, as the built in formatter has not much options.

Yes, i know the .bin file has to be in the root. But the ATARI folder must also be present for the SIO2SD to be able to update the device with the .bin file.
But because my SIO2SD does not read the ATARI folder for some reason it cant be updated. Because if i create the ATARI folder i get a card init error...

 

I have formated the cards with the SD Card formatter software from Tuxera Inc installed on Win10 (I know other are using that) and i have also tried formating on
an old Linux computer, an Android pad and even in a digital camera. The formating seems to work ok because when i install the formatted card in my SIO2SD it

says "no ATARI folder" on the display, but when i create the ATARI folder i get "card init error" and if i rename the ATARI folder to f.ex ATARIA it says "no atari folder" again!!

Its very strange indeed!

 

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Not got one of these, but with S-Drive, Incognito and Side2 I format FAT32, I know it shouldn't make a difference,

but you never know, worth a try.

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I just did a raw image of my SIO2SD card. Maybe it would be helpful for you, to put that on your card. If you want to try, let me know and I´ll send you the DropBox link.

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23 minutes ago, skr said:

I just did a raw image of my SIO2SD card. Maybe it would be helpful for you, to put that on your card. If you want to try, let me know and I´ll send you the DropBox link.

Yes please! That would be very kind. Its worth a try! Thanks!

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