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04-28-2008, 07:47 PM
I am having problems installing OS3.9 on my A1200. I have:
A1230 Turbo+ II
I can install 3.1, IDEFix and make a emergency boot disk. I then reboot and get the following error:
Cannot ope "workbench.library", version 45.
Unable to run "AmiDock"
The 3.9 FAQ was no help. Is there something I need to do to make this run?
04-28-2008, 09:05 PM
Do you have kickstart 3.1 ROM ?
Edit: Never mind. Read somewhere that in os3.5 and 3.9
a diskbased version of workbench.library is being used.
With os3.1 workbench.library used to reside in ROM.
If I were you I would check out if you have the right
setpatch in c: and workbench.library in libs:
Look on the os3.9 cd and compare it to what version you
have on your harddisk.
04-29-2008, 03:00 AM
Just found this thread in a german forum. (http://67665.rapidforum.com/topic=101372585117)
The guy had the same problem as you.
During his installation of os3.9 he had a write-error,
and the c:setpatch command got corrupted. So he copied
it again from the os3.9 cd and his problem was solved.
04-29-2008, 06:01 AM
The HD is blank. I get this error just booting from the emergency disk, which I have tried to make 3 times.
I have 3.1 ROMS
I can't install yet because I need to partition the HD and format it, but hdtool from the emergency disk crashes, likley from a missing workbench
04-29-2008, 06:50 AM
Well, on the emergency-disk, setpatch is also started.
Reboot with the system-disk you created your emergency-
disk with and check the version of setpatch on the
emergency-disk, and if it's not corrupted. On my own
disk setpatch has version 44.17
Also check if the following is in your
emerg. disks startup-sequence:
Quote from os3.9 faq:
The following lines (in bold) should appear in your S:Startup-Sequence as follows:
SetPatch SKIPROMUPDATES "scsi.device"
Change the entry "C:IDEfix" to C:LoadIDE START QUIET
The necessary reset will be done automatically by SetPatch so the line
"C:LoadIDE RESET QUIET" is not needed.
04-29-2008, 07:06 AM
Will check the version. I did do the SKIPROM UPDATES, but not the LoadIDE as there is no file called LoadIDE, just IDEfix
04-29-2008, 07:21 AM
BTW here (http://www.codewiz.org/projects/amiga/V44_Changes/V44_Changes_guide/node0012.html) you can find a
description of what setpatch in os3.5 does. I assume it
works the same in OS3.9. As I told earlier, workbench.lib
used to reside in kickstart ROM, but a diskbased version
appeared in OS3.5 and 3.9. Maybe if you read the document
you will understand the function of setpatch a bit more.
04-29-2008, 05:40 PM
I booted from the disk again and ran setpatch from command line. It says setpatch is already installed and is version 44.16
AmigaOS Rom Update, RomUpdate 44.26
04-30-2008, 02:10 AM
Hmm, that looks ok.
So what if you startup with the emerg. disk and
start cli and do 'version workbench.library' ?
If setpatch is really ok, it should have version 45.x
If HDToolbox doesn't work, maybe you can try hdinstool
04-30-2008, 06:44 AM
I managed to get it installed the hard way. I installed 3.1 and IDEFix, then upgraded to 3.5, and finally to 3.9. Now I just have to figure out why the HDToolbox shows the drive as being 8 Gig still.
04-30-2008, 03:30 PM
Now I just have to figure out why the HDToolbox shows the drive as being 8 Gig still.
You need a newer HDToolbox; BoingBag2 has it.
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