[NTLK] Backing up to ATA CF

Woody Smith woodysmith at me.com
Wed Nov 5 01:31:35 EST 2014

IIRC you need to use SBM utilities to backup to ATA card.  
Since the ATA drivers would be lost with a brain wipe you would lose your ability to read the card until the ATA package is reinstalled. 
If you have a second newton device you can beam the package if necessary.


> On Nov 4, 2014, at 10:00 PM, Stephen Hankins <ghankins at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi All!
> I hate to ask a newbie question, but here goes.
> I have installed Paul Guyot's ATA Support and have successfully partitioned a 32MB Canon Compact Flash Card, using a Transcend CF Adaptor.
> The CF card functions as a normal store (i.e., I can file things on it). But it does not trigger the usual message from the Newton OS asking if I want to back up onto it. Should I expect that? Or should I expect to have to use something like SBM utilities to create backups?
> (I ran across an older message from Woody Smith with a caution that it pays to have a linear flash card ready before doing a brain wipe, since the ATA cards won't cut it in that instance, so I know to be prepared on that front.)
> Cheers!
> Greg
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