Ive been using amigas since 1993 Stevie, and then on to PC, I have learnt much! But there is still much to learn! I found your article very helpful, thank you, and the other guy who was arguing with you What an ungrateful cock!
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Workbench is the desktop environment and graphical file manager of AmigaOS developed by Commodore International for their Amiga line of computers. Workbench provides the user with a graphical interface to work with file systems and launch applications. It uses a workbench metaphor (in place of the more common desktop metaphor) for representing file system organisation.
The Amiga Workbench uses the metaphor of a workbench (i.e. a workbench for manual labor), rather than the now-standard desktop metaphor, for representing file system organization. The desktop itself is called Workbench and uses the following representations: drawers (instead of folders) for directories, tools for executable programs, projects for data files, and a trash can as a folder intended to contain deleted files. These representations may be considered somewhat unusual by a modern user, but at the time there were no commonly accepted metaphors and Commodore chose to use different idioms from their competitors (Apple had already pursued legal action to prevent other software companies from offering graphical user interfaces similar to its own).
While an icon may represent or suggest a file type, the type of the related file is specified by its very own properties, along with the restrictions (AmigaDOS: protection flags) given to this file. For example, if you add a tool icon to a text document file, AmigaOS will tell you the file \"is not executable\" or \"is not of required type\" as it has no 'e'-protection-flag (AmigaDOS: Hold, Script, Pure, Archived, Read, Writeable, Executable, Deletable) nor does it have the startup header of an executable. Also, stripping an 'application' from its counterpart icon file (application.info) will not render this application useless; it still remains executable, it will run, only missing the (required) options and arguments delivered from workbench via icons \"tool types\", e.g. stack size, public screen, etc.
The floppy disk set can be used alone (to boot and use the system), or to create a new Hard Disk or Compact Flash installation. Enhancements include the installation of workbench.library, Installer v43.3 (on 68000 or 68010 CPUs) or v44.10 (on 68020+ CPUs), and FastFileSystem v45.9.
Workbench 3.1 6 floppy disk set containing: Workbench 3.1 disk Extras 3.1 disk Fonts disk Locale 3.1 disk Storage 3.1 disk Install 3.1 disk This Workbench disks have been made compatible to work with the following Amiga models equipped with a: Amiga 500, 600, 1200, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4000T. Changes and updates from Commodore version: Updated C/Version (Y2K patch) Addition of Libs/workbench.library (for A-4000T 3.1 ROMs and 3.X ROMs) Updated S/Startup-Sequence (for 3.X ROMs) Updated Installer 44.10 and FastFileSystem 45.9 (to support larger disks) Installer itself is now part of the system installation (inside the Utilities directory) Don't Forget: 4x Product Review(s) Product price calculated in GBP Sterling.
For each of the four disk drives, use the document icon at the right to choose one of the workbench 3.1 ADF files we downloaded earlier. Ensure the first drive contains the Install disk, then add Workbench, Extras and Locale to the other three. This simulates those four disks in those four drives when the machine boots.
I did a fresh install of the Cloanto amiga-os-310-install.adf disk to a hard drive, and then I wanted to change the keyboard layout to Swedish. I tried SYS:System/SetMap s but then I've learned that SetMap was deprecated in Workbench 2. Then I tried SETKEYBOARD s which seems to work from a shell, but not when I put it in S\\Startup-Sequence.
Be sure to put the files (kickstart and hdf) in the right location on the SD-card, whatever you want, or follow my directions and put them in /home/pi/amiga-files. The important thing is that the paths in the configuration is set to the same.
For a basic AmigaOS 3.1 installation, have these disks (in this order) available.amiga-os-310-installamiga-os-310-workbenchamiga-os-310-localeamiga-os-310-extrasamiga-os-310-fontsamiga-os-310-storage
Example 1: You want to mount four non-RDB HDF files. You have one bootable 1000 MB file called System.hdf created with surfaces=1, and three non-bootable 2000 MB files called WHDGamesA.hdf, WHDGamesB.hdf, WHDGamesC.hdf created with surfaces=2. Your HDF files are located in the folder with absolute path /emuroms/amiga/hdf/. For that scenario, you should create a .uae text file with the following content:hardfile=read-write,32,1,2,512,/emuroms/amiga/hdf/System.hdfhardfile=read-write,32,2,2,512,/emuroms/amiga/hdf/WHDGamesA.hdfhardfile=read-write,32,2,2,512,/emuroms/amiga/hdf/WHDGamesB.hdfhardfile=read-write,32,2,2,512,/emuroms/amiga/hdf/WHDGamesC.hdf 1e1e36bf2d