Right here's the latest update.......
*Podules lists the IDE interface
Formatted floppies on the Arc both DOS 720Kb and also ADFS 'E' 800Kb managed to get !IDEMgr onto the Arc and recognises 128Meg CF card (well shows up as CF 125Mb) formatted this drive but it doesn't like to read from it or right to it (gives an error which I'll note down next time), could be the cable, card or possible the CF adapter.
Tring to write an .adf disk image to floppy using Omniflop (Image is showing as 800kb in explorer) writes but then gives and error saying image is too large for the disk and some data has been missed off, I've tried more than one image file with the same results (so far Fevour, Flashback-Demo and Mr Doo), surprsingly the Arc won't open these
Not sure if it's something I'm missing or doing wrong, I feel I'm so damn close to cracking this beastie
Next to tackle is replacing the CMOS battery so I don't have to keep setting the HD up everytime I power on !! I'll make sure I charge it this time after replacing it.
Any tips much appreciated as always.