Soooo, inspired by AmigaLove, my quest for the A1000 is finally about to be completed. I bought my machine a while ago, and after some cleaning and tiny repairs It's now running beautifully. I ordered the RAM/IDE and kickstart boards about a year ago, and after A LOT of work (I had to replace some chips on the daughterboard due to the originals being to slow.. Took ages to figure out
) I have finally gotten Workbench 34.34 installed on my internal CF HDD. 8mb ram and all that. Great stuff!
HOWEVER, I've not really used 1.3 with a HDD before. Back in the day I only had an A500 dual floppy setup, and didn't even know that HDD was possible on the Amiga. I was a kid and more then happy to load all my software via floppies
Now I do find I need some help working this stuff out. I have the manuals and have been reading quite a lot during setup and installation, but a couple of things still confuse me, and more are sure to pop up while exploring this setup.
Firstly, I have copied SysInfo onto my second partition but it won't start saying it needs explode.library. I copied it from the sysinfo floppy and into my DH0:libs folder but that didn't help. Is there something I need to do in startup-sequence to make it look for spacific libraries? If I start the machine from the sysinfo floppy it has no problem starting the program and I can't see anything of note in it's startup-sequence.
Secondly, I have installed Settlers. It is supposed to run on an A1000, and it's supposed to use fastram, but when I start it it just blinks right back to Workbench. I assume my WB is drawing JUST enough chip ram to prohibit the game from loading, but that seems strange considering how slimmed down wb1.3 is. Do you guys/gals have any suggestions? Loading the game from floppy works great.
And thirdly, are there any must haves or tweaks in the installation or configuration of the system that I might have overlooked? Anything particular for 1.3, A1000 or the ram/ide board to make things work as seemlessly as possible?
I HAVE turned my pointer into intric8's awesome 3D-pointer by the way. Looks fantastic!