Well, I went back one more time... very carefully, unpluged my my AmigaOne, took the battery out, I used a transister to short out the battery connection (safer than just shorting it like installing the battery upside down does). In fact I replaced the battery as it was at about 3.032 volts. very closed to the 3 volts it needs.
I have simplified the system, I am running as follows:
Sii0680 card with an IDE hard drive attached to the Primary, CD attached to the secondary, both set to master alone.
I have the 512 Mb memory that came with my amiga that I have been using for years now.
I do have the SoundBlaster Pro, again, been using this card for years without issue.
Just for giggles, I configured a partition on the drive of about 20 Gb with the standard file system that OS 4.0 update #4 comes with. This is the only partition and the only hard drive that I have hooked up to the system.
Ran the install for OS 4.0 update #4 and it installed and I was able to boot to the hd after the CD was removed and the Install was completed. I have the boot sequece set to Parallel CD first then Parallel HD second. It finds the drive fine, and works.
Tried installing 4.1 FE on top of OS 4.0 update #4. Same issue I have had all along with OS 4.1. It is getting hard to have faith that OS 4.1 FE works on my machine when OS 4.0 does not have the same issue. Installed on the same hardware with the same UBOOT and the same file system, OS 4.1 FE does not work, but OS 4.0 does. How can this possibly be something configured wrong when the only thing that changes is installing OS 4.1 FE as opposed to OS 4.0 Update #4. I am going to try and format this drive with the standard file system on it so it is again the only partition, a blank formatted partition, that OS 4.0 update #4 ran successfully on. I'll look into my crystal ball and I'll bet it does the same exact thing.
I have not heard of anyone that has installed OS 4.1 FE on an AmigaOne XE/G4 onto a blank formatted disk and then boot into it. I don't care if you have a swap partition or not. It does not work for me either way. If there is anyone that has, please reply, so I can confirm it is possible? Updating from earlier versions of OS 4.1 does not count.
So I would like to ask if anyone has OS 4.1 FE and an AmigaOne XE/G4, I would really like to know if they can install it to a blank formatted disk?
I do not have any other disk drives attached, there is just the CD and the one HD partition, It can not be any simpler.
This problem happens wheather I create a SWAP volume or not. From everything I have tried and all the data that I have collected it points to a SWAP or SWAP related issue. If I create a SWAP volume it will let me boot once into the HD, but on the next boot it will not.
Again, OS 4.0 update #4 installes and boots fine(I do not have a seperate OS 4.0 partition installed when trying FE), OS 4.1FE installs, but fails to boot until I Create or delete the SWAP partition and then it will boot once, will not boot after that. I really do not see how it could be my configuration. I do not have any of the 4.1 earlier versions, so I can not try to install them and see if I can update to FE. I wanted to get the earlier versions, but I was out of work for a few years and did not have that kind of money. OS 4.1 FE was a chance for me to update. However, I am finding out it is not so easy to get working on my machine. It has been months now since I have had it, and I have spent considerable amount of time trying to get it to work. I should get a new SATA Sil3112 card, and there is not much else left to try. I do not currently have the SWAP partition created, but I am pretty sure it is something in the SWAP that is the problem.