Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 800 from 2008/3/30
From: Roma, Italy
Quick & dirty guide to Amiga OS 3.1 installation under E-UAE:
The main problem to solve is to have a .hdf file so to install the 3.1. It's not possible to create one with MorphOS (if someone knows how he is welcome!) so you have to use WINUae.
Well, I don't have WinUae and I didn't want to download, install etc so I looked for a hdf file ready to be used. I found two of them here:http://scruss.com/blog/2010/02/07/amiga-blank-hdf-images/
There are two hdf files: one of 160 mb and one of 80 mb. They are big enough to your purpose.
I downloaded the 160mb hdf file and unzipped, choose the one you prefer. Then put the blank160.hdf file inside HardFiles directory in E-UAE and you can rename it as you like (System, Workbench3.1, etc).
Inside E-UAE you will find a directory named "Conf" with different configurations for several Amigas. I used th A1200-hires.conf. Select the file, right mouse button and click "Open with...". Select "MOSSYS:C/Ed" and modify the file adding this line on the top:hardfile=read-write,32,1,2,512,YOUR FOLDER WITH E-UAE/HardFiles/blank160.hdf
Obviously, if you have renamed blank160.hdf use the name you chose before. Pay attention to where you have placed kickstarts and be sure you wrote the correct path.
I suggest to activate Amiga leds due to keep an eye to floppy operations. This is the option:show_leds=true
You can delete or modify ( show_leds=false) after you finished the installation.
It's even possible to activate up to four floppy disks but... well, two are enough... =)
Save the modified file inside E-UAE directory as ".uaerc". Backup the old uaerc file if you have one. Just to be sure....
Now run E-UAE (don't use the JIT version: WHD games could be not stable and requesters aren't visible as Condor wrote) and when start screen appear (the Amiga checkmark and floppy animation) press CTRL+ALT+F1 and select the 3.1 install disk (putting all the six adf images in the same dir is really comfortable) and wait the floppy stops to load. You won't see any hard disk but don't worry: press CTRL+ALT+R to reset your Amiga and after the load you will see the hard disk.
It's time to install 3.1: follow the installer and insert the disks it needs using the second floppy drive which can be activated with CTRL+ALT+F2. When the installation has been completed a requester will ask to reboot. This is not really necessary since E-UAE will restart loading the floppies and not starting from hard disk. So you can exit from E-UAE with CTRL+ALT+Q and restart again. Now you are inside Workbench 3.1 and ready to use WHDLoad.
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