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Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / Re: Best web browser for 68k Amiga
« Last post by utri007 on May 17, 2021, 10:12:41 PM »
The latest test build might work better than the one on Aminet - https://ci.netsurf-browser.org/builds/amigaos3/

Is disk cache still broken?
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That sounds like a good plan.

PfsAIO is the preferred file system, but it has a maximum safe partition size of 100GB (probably a little less). That has a sector size of 1024. And do make sure you get the latest version from Aminet because that's the one that is friendly with 3.14.

The reason is that it doesn't need validation every boot, and is much more reliable in cases of power failure combined with disk writes (FFs usually corrupts when this happens).
tart
Having a 4gb max partition at the start is useful for programs that only work when loaded from that area.

However, in terms of a bootable Workbench partition, that can go anywhere. It doesn't have to be at the start of a disk. And you can select a different boot medium from the early startup menu (holding down both mouse buttons on boot).

You can have have multiple Workbench partitions with different boot priorities, letting you select an alternative if the main one is not accessible because it's become corrupted through file virus or similar.

Don't expect to get it pecfectly right first time. :)
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Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by TribbleSmasher on May 17, 2021, 08:46:49 AM »
So, 7 disks then?
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Drag the HDToolbox icon to the RAM disk and run it from there.

EDIT: Be aware that if you are creating large partitions with Fast File system, you will want to increase sector size from 512 to 4096 (measured in bytes). Also you may not want to use FFs anyway. The advanced options are there for a reason...

Good information.    I'm planning on making a 4 GB partition for Workbench and then using the rest of it for everything else.   Do you have recommendations for the file system for these?    And set the sector size for both partitions to 4096?    Thanks!!
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Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by Steady on May 17, 2021, 01:52:12 AM »
@TribbleSmasher

U.S. English is still the default language.

For that language and assuming you don't need a SuperKickstart, you would need the following floppies:

Install
Workbench
Extras
Classes
Fonts
Storage
GlowIcons (only if you are going to install GlowIcons)
DiskDoctor (not required but it is good to have this bootable disk on hand. It is much better than the original DiskDoctor)
Locale
MMULibs (if you have 68030 or higher and you don't already have the manufacturer's version of 680x0.library).
Backdrops

You will also need the modules disk for your machine ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT USING A 3.2 ROM.
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Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by trekiej on May 17, 2021, 01:33:34 AM »
I believe the opposite end of the spectrum is every thing in Rom or Kick Start.
If you have the Ram space either could be useful.
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Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by Pat the Cat on May 17, 2021, 12:56:38 AM »
Theoretically. With the Load Module program, you can upgrade or downgrade any component to a "loaded from disk into RAM" capability.

Means slow booting times though. Even if you can get all the relevant modules in Load Module friendly format.
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Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by trekiej on May 17, 2021, 12:51:05 AM »
Noob Question.

I Workbench.Library on disk?

I have 3.X on my A600 and I think it could make upgrading easier.
Is there a minimum of how much a Kick Start needs for booting? I believe so.

Also, if I wanted to go all-out and put everything in Ram for speed and upgrade ability, could it be done?
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Drag the HDToolbox icon to the RAM disk and run it from there.

EDIT: Be aware that if you are creating large partitions with Fast File system, you will want to increase sector size from 512 to 4096 (measured in bytes). Also you may not want to use FFs anyway. The advanced options are there for a reason...
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Sooo...   This should be simple--but it's frustrating me to the core.   

I'm following a guide https://lyonsden.net/installing-amiga-os-3-1-4-part-3-installing-workbench-3-1-4/ to setup a CF drive in OS 3.1.4.   Clean install, everything.   

I'm booting from my 3.1.4 Install disk and going into HDTools.   I "Define New" drive type and "Read Configuration."   Everything works.   However, when I hit OK after defining the new drive type, it wants to write to the Install Disk in DF0, and then says it's FULL.    I can only cancel from there and it tells me it can't open the "Drive Definitions" and forces me to cancel all the way out.   

UG!   Why does it want to write to the FULL Install disk to proceed?    Is there a work around for this?  I can't imagine someone else hasn't run into this before.      Do I need to make some room on that Install disk?   I really hate to do that--these are original disks.   Any help is appreciated!

-Chris
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