Amiga911 disk for OS 2.x

 
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Introduction
If you want to create a boot disk which contains AmigaOS 2.0 or 2.1, the procedure for doing so is the same as it is for AmigaOS 3.0 & 3.1, and this means that you can use the "Creating the Amiga911 disk" tutorial for these OS versions as well.  In addition the main basics of how the boot disk works is the same for both 2.x and 3.x, this means for example that the same Startup-Sequence file is used, but it will be slightly modified to suit each AmigaOS version.



You should also note the following:

1. It is not possible to include Poseidon, JanoEditor, PFSSalv2 or SFSSalv on 2.x versions of the Amiga911 disk since they require AmigaOS 3.0 or higher.  FileMaster3 can now be added to 2.1 projects since it (partially) works with this OS version, take a look at this page for more info.

2. On the 3.x version of the Amiga911 disk, MiniXpkGuide is used as an alternative to MultiView (uses datatypes), but on the 2.x version it is used as an alternative to AmigaGuide instead (uses amigaguide.library directly). It is still called MultiView though, this is to make things easier for stuff like the ToolsDaemon menu for example.

3. By default, AmigaOS 2.0 doesn't support PC formatted floppy disks, but this functionality will however be included on the 2.0 Amiga911 disk. This is done by simply using mfm.device from the Workbench2.1 disk.

4. AmigaOS 2.1 uses the same method as 3.x for mounting devices, this means seperate mount files for each device in Devs/DosDrivers/. But AmigaOS 2.0 on the other hand, uses as standard the 1.x method with one single file called MountList in Devs/ which contains all mount entries. Regardless of this, the 2.0 version of the Amiga911 disk will now contain the same mount files as OS2.1, this is because a third-party alternative to the original Mount command is used.

5. The 2.0 Amiga911 disk will not include the standard version 37.27 of asl.library, instead it will use the 38.36 version which is supplied with the TurboText distribution. This is because it's required by TurboText, but also because it is so much better than the old version. The 2.0 disk will now also include RTPatch, which can force programs to use reqtools.library instead of asl.library, this is mainly done to solve the conflict with the Redit text editor.

6. Of the different 2.0 variants of the system floppy, only Workbench 2.05 has been tested for creating Amiga911 disks, but I'm convinced that Workbench 2.04 should work fine as well. I am not so sure about the Workbench 2.0 disk though (only supplied with the earliest A3000 computers).






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