With the release of Amiga911 Maker version 1.2, the option for creating
the Amiga911 disk was introduced, in other words the formatting,
installing and copying of files could happen automatically. This really is
the easiest way of doing it, because all you have to do is just insert a floppy disk
and click the "Create disk" button found in the main window of Amiga911
Maker, then you can proceed by clicking the "Start" button.
But if you prefer to do this manually, the
instructions below describes how this can be done.
Have in mind though that ALL files currently present on the disk
will be lost, and that there's no easy way of recovering them, do
also make sure that the disk is not write protected.
The following assumes that the disk drive you will be using is
Formatting the disk from Shell:
First you need to open a Shell window, so either double-click the
Shell icon found in the System drawer of your Workbench partition,
or select "Execute Command" from the Workbench menu and enter
NewShell in the requester that pops up.
When you are done, enter the following in the Shell window and press
the Return key:
FORMAT DRIVE DF0: NAME Amiga911 FFS NOICONS
Or if english isn't your main language, enter the following instead:
FORMAT DRIVE DF0: NAME Amiga911 FFS NOICONS INTL
Formatting the disk from Workbench:
the disk icon of DF0: and select "Icons -> Format disk..."
from the main Workbench menu, then a window similar to the one on
the right will pop up.
Enter Amiga911 in the text gadget and make sure the "Put
Trashcan" option is OFF, "Fast File System" is
ON and "Directory Cache" is OFF. If english isn't
your main language, you should also set "International Mode"
When you are finished, click the "Format" button.
Installing the disk:
For the disk to be bootable, a boot-block has to be written to it
first. To do this, enter the following in Shell:
If you want to check if the disk has a boot-block, enter the
INSTALL DF0: CHECK
Don't worry if you already have copied some files to the disk first,
because installing a boot-block to a floppy shouldn't affect the
files that are present on it.
Copying all files to your Amiga911 disk:
Now you're almost done with creating the boot floppy, all that
remains now is to copy all files over to your newly formatted &
installed boot disk. This is easiest done by using a filemanager
like FileMaster or DOpus, but it can also be done with drag & drop
via Workbench. Just make sure that all files + sub-dirs which are
inside the Amiga911 directory is copied to the
Another method that can be used is to copy the files via Shell.
To do this you must first change the directory in Shell to the
Amiga911 dir inside your project (by using the CD command), you
can make sure that Shell is in the correct dir by entering List
and pressing the Return key. If the files listed now includes the
System1.lzx, System2.lzx and Programs.lzx files, you have selected
the right directory!
To copy the files to disk, enter the following:
COPY #? ALL TO DF0:
And then all files & sub-dirs inside the Amiga911 dir should
be copied to the boot floppy.