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Soft changing and fixing hdd boot priorities
« on: November 30, 2011, 04:13:15 AM »
Using AmigaOS3.9 with Blizzard060+scsi kit and a IDE hdd. (will soon receive FastATA1200 but I want this to work with standard IDE port)

What I want to do is simple: Have different Workbench installations & settings for different things I want to do. (one for playing whdload games using XBench, one for an eye candy workbench, one for a fast and usable workbench, one for a most basic magicwb 3.1 workbench, etc..)

I want to make two bootable partions each 2 gb. (first 4gb)

I want to make another two bootable partions each 2gb
Let's say that the priorities are

DH0: 1st
DH1: 2nd
DH3: 3rd
DH4: 4th

When I first turn on the Amiga, I want it to ask me which partion should have the highest priority. After that make the patched scsi device the active one using blizkick and than allow the A1200 to reboot.

Is it possible to keep the boot priorities stay that way until I turn the computer off?

I mean when I first turn on the A1200, I want it to boot from the first partion, but after that keep booting from the partion I selected on every reboot until I use a shortcut (like holding the left mouse button to call a requester allowing me to change which partion should become the one with highest priority)  or turn off the A1200 or cold reset.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 04:21:26 AM by Ancalimon »
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Re: Soft changing and fixing hdd boot priorities
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 06:06:50 AM »
Umm, under OS 3.9 (you have at least BoingBag1+2?) ... well, LOL, even under OS3.1. When upgrading to the buggy first OS3.5.. *I am the ONLY person to have it, I bet, LOL!* I went into HDTools, and set another partition as bootable, gave it a little lower priority than my normal boot drive, and could select between the 2 from Early Startup menu.. easy-peasy.... this type of thing won't mess up any data... even the clunky HDToolbox alerts you before any possibly bad changes....
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Re: Soft changing and fixing hdd boot priorities
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 08:55:57 AM »
This is the command line tool to change boot priority of HDD's

Add to that a nice script and you're done! :)

EDIT: have a go at this link: http://www.amiga.org/forums/showpost.php?p=543965&postcount=2
« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 08:59:53 AM by Bamiga2002 »