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Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait?
02/20/12 07:59 PM


> Anyone in the know have any recommendation. From looking at the MESS SVN, there are
> still fixes coming in.
>
> The conversion time and required disk space are not the issue. I simply don't want to
> destroy any necessary data.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.

Unless you do something silly like using the same filename for input and output (which would overwrite your file), there is no way to destroy necessary data. the worst it can happen is that chdman crashes or hangs and no v5 CHD is created, so that you remain with your v4 CHD only. if the conversion/copy ends successfully and you want to be over-paranoid, just run "chdman verify -i your_new.chd" to see if the new chd is fine

Remember anyway that if you update the CHD they won't work on older MAME versions

For the record, all the fixes you saw in MESS svn were to fix creation of new blank CHDs for use as HDs in computer emulation. Possibly, there will be more fixes to avoid current random hangs, but as stated above the 0.145u1 code already produces perfectly stable CHDs when the process completes fine.







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* MAME 0.145u1 redk9258 02/19/12 06:23 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 kevenz  02/28/12 05:23 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 B2K24  02/28/12 06:29 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 CiroConsentino  02/22/12 04:20 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 etabeta  02/22/12 07:31 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 CiroConsentino  02/22/12 08:49 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Doosh  02/20/12 09:20 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 AaronGiles  02/20/12 09:29 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Llaffer  02/22/12 12:32 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 B2K24  02/22/12 02:23 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Anonymous  02/20/12 10:48 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 etabeta  02/20/12 09:24 PM
. * Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? Pr3tty F1y  02/20/12 07:51 PM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? etabeta  02/20/12 07:59 PM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? krick  02/21/12 04:53 AM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? etabeta  02/21/12 12:00 PM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? R. Belmont  02/21/12 09:57 PM
. * current chdman state... etabeta  02/22/12 10:57 AM
. * Re: current chdman state... R. Belmont  02/22/12 09:41 PM
. * Re: current chdman state... SmitdoggAdministrator  02/22/12 10:11 PM
. * Re: current chdman state... B2K24  02/22/12 10:35 PM
. * Re: current chdman state... SmitdoggAdministrator  02/22/12 10:37 PM
. * Re: current chdman state... Naoki  02/23/12 12:43 AM
. * Re: current chdman state... SmitdoggAdministrator  02/23/12 12:45 AM
. * Re: current chdman state... Naoki  02/23/12 02:10 AM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? BIOS-D  02/21/12 05:25 AM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? R. Belmont  02/21/12 11:03 PM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? Pr3tty F1y  02/21/12 11:56 PM
. * Re: Are the CHD changes safe or is it recommended to wait? CiroConsentino  02/22/12 01:18 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 CiroConsentino  02/20/12 01:35 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 krick  02/20/12 05:36 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Sune  02/20/12 06:08 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 TafoidAdministrator  02/20/12 05:43 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 etabeta  02/20/12 01:39 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 CiroConsentino  02/20/12 06:01 PM
. * chd update trouble Sune  02/20/12 04:05 AM
. * Re: chd update trouble xibic  02/20/12 02:00 PM
. * Re: chd update trouble Sune  02/20/12 02:43 PM
. * Re: chd update trouble etabeta  02/20/12 02:53 PM
. * Re: chd update trouble Sune  02/20/12 03:31 PM
. * Re: chd update trouble redk9258  02/20/12 04:46 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 CiroConsentino  02/20/12 01:05 AM
. * CHDMAN Naoki  02/19/12 10:20 PM
. * CHDs inside ZIPs is missing... MASH  02/19/12 10:41 PM
. * Re: CHDs inside ZIPs is missing... redk9258  02/19/12 11:22 PM
. * Re: Test it! MASH  02/19/12 11:32 PM
. * Re: Test it! Naoki  02/20/12 12:32 AM
. * MAME_0.145u1b_32-bit... redk9258  02/19/12 08:36 PM
. * Re: MAME_0.145u1b_32-bit... KingTut  02/19/12 08:58 PM
. * MAME_0.145u1b_64-bit... redk9258  02/19/12 08:27 PM
. * Re: MAME_0.145u1b_64-bit... Dullaron  02/21/12 03:50 AM
. * Re: MAME_0.145u1b_64-bit... redk9258  02/21/12 04:06 AM
. * Re: MAME_0.145u1b_64-bit... CiroConsentino  02/20/12 12:31 PM
. * Thank You (nt) Trebor  02/20/12 05:14 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 belegdol  02/19/12 08:13 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Cyberzinho Punk  02/19/12 08:16 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 R. Belmont  02/19/12 10:51 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 belegdol  02/19/12 06:43 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 redk9258  02/19/12 07:06 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Kale  02/19/12 07:30 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 redk9258  02/19/12 07:38 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 Kale  02/19/12 07:44 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.145u1 StevieWunderful  02/19/12 11:51 PM

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