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Offline trilobyte

Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:26:41 PM »
Hi,

I pulled up the 'About' box on my A4000T last night, and was surprised to see Workbench reported as V39.xxx.  I am running OS 3.5bb2.  Kickstart was correctly listed as V40.xxx.

I know the A4000T is a little weird in that workbench.library resides on disk instead of ROM, and wonder if this has anything to do with it.  My libs:workbench.library is V44.xxx though.

Any clues?
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Offline mfilos

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 03:35:27 PM »
- Does the file "AmigaOS ROM Update" exist in your Devs: folder?
- Is it possible that your Startup-Sequence has the SetPatch declaration with the option NOROMUPDATE instead of SKIPROMMODULES?
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Offline Thomas

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 03:50:26 PM »
Quote from: trilobyte;617470
I am running OS 3.5bb2.  Kickstart was correctly listed as V40.xxx.


With BB2 fully installed you should see "ROM 3.9" in the title bar and Kickstart reported as V45.57. (Fully means with ROM update).

What's your version of version.library?

Offline trilobyte

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 07:32:39 PM »
Quote from: mfilos;617472
- Does the file "AmigaOS ROM Update" exist in your Devs: folder?


Yes it does.

Quote from: mfilos;617472
- Is it possible that your Startup-Sequence has the SetPatch declaration with the option NOROMUPDATE instead of SKIPROMMODULES?


It is SetPatch v44.16 and the line at the top of my Startup-Sequence is :
C:SetPatch QUIET SKIPROMUPDATES scsi.device

I tried it without the SKIPROMUPDATES and it did not change the About box.

When I run SetPatch on the booted system, it says that Amiga OS ROM Update has been applied -- ROMUpdate 44.26 17.9.2000

Also the copyright on the screen titlebar is 2000.

I'm puzzled.  I do remember OS 3.5's installer CD not being 4000T-aware, dropping me to a CLI after rebooting from the pre- or main- or post-install, due to a missing workbench.library.  But it's been a while.
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Offline trilobyte

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 07:34:55 PM »
Quote from: Thomas;617476
With BB2 fully installed you should see "ROM 3.9" in the title bar and Kickstart reported as V45.57. (Fully means with ROM update).

What's your version of version.library?


Will I see "ROM 3.9" on 3.5?  I do not have 3.9.  The About box currently says "3.1 ROM".

version.library is 44.4, 9/30/99.

thanks!
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Offline trilobyte

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 02:45:54 PM »
gar.  This is one of my older system partitions;  I think it traces all the way back to my first Amiga.  It's time to just do a fresh install.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 06:19:04 PM »
You know, it might your Kickstart or Workbench ENV variables. Check ENVARC: and your startup sequence to see if they're set to something wrong.
 

Offline trilobyte

Re: Workbench "About..." on 4000T
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 08:13:57 PM »
Quote from: Matt_H;617708
You know, it might your Kickstart or Workbench ENV variables. Check ENVARC: and your startup sequence to see if they're set to something wrong.


Good thought.  Unfortunately ENV:Kickstart and ENV:Workbench only existed in ENV: and not ENVARC:, and even when I deleted them from ENV: the About... box still showed the antiquated version numbers.

So weird.  I'm liking the fresh start though, even if it means random hangs and a world of mystery...
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