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Old 12 April 2018, 17:21   #1
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HstWB Installer for Classic Amiga




HstWB Installer is a set of powershell scripts, image templates, configuration files, AmigaDOS scripts and binaries used to easily build Amiga HDF or directory images with automated installation of Workbench, Kickstarts roms and packages with additional content for Classic Amiga. It's currently being developed and maintained by Henrik Nørfjand Stengaard.
Setting up a blank Amiga HDF image with e.g. PFS3, Workbench, Kickstarts roms, WHDLoad games and demos installed properly can be a cumbersome task unless you spend a lot of time figuring out how this is done step by step.
This is where HstWB Installer come to aid and can help to automate such installations using WinUAE and should be possible for almost anyone to do with very little knowledge about Amiga.
The packages included are BetterWB, HstWB, EAB WHDLoad games and demos menus for both AGA and OCS. Menu packages has screenshots and details for EAB games and demos WHDLoad packs configured for Arcade Game Selector 2 and iGame. These packages can be added to an image configuration and will be installed during HstWB Installer installation process.
In general HstWB Installer is build as a minimalistic as possible using BetterWB and HstWB to support A500 as a minimum. HstWB is mainly targeted A500, A600, A1200. The minimalistic approach allows users to customize it further with their own preferences like installing eg. MagicWB or Scalos.
Since Amiga Workbench and Kickstart roms are licensed property these files can't be included as they need to be acquired legally by buying Cloanto Amiga Forever or using grabkick from aminet to dump roms from real Amiga's.
HstWB is short for my name and Workbench (very original, I know).


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Old 13 April 2018, 09:28   #2
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Nice!
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Old 22 April 2018, 15:30   #3
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Nice!
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Old 22 April 2018, 20:36   #4
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Looks cool Thanks
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Old 22 April 2018, 23:55   #5
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Ive been playing around with this today and it definitely simplifies setting up systems in winuae... thanks!
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Old 13 August 2018, 23:22   #6
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Been playing around with this today... All paths setup correctly, and a whole day spent digesting the guides. It just wouldn't build an image at all throwing up errors when setting up with AF 2016. A shame because it looked promising.
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Too bad noone will get to see what those errors were.
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A "minimalistic" installer that weighs in at 823Mb!?

I think I'll pass...
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A "minimalistic" installer that weighs in at 823Mb!?
That's because it contains ...
Code:
 12M	BetterWB.4.0.3.zip
 18M	ClassicWB.68K.28.0.0.zip
 63M	ClassicWB.ADV.28.0.1.zip
 72M	ClassicWB.ADVSP.28.0.1.zip
 63M	ClassicWB.FULL.28.0.1.zip
 21M	ClassicWB.LITE.28.0.1.zip
 64M	ClassicWB.OS39.28.0.0.zip
 79M	ClassicWB.P96.28.0.1.zip
 55M	EAB.WHDLoad.Demos.AGA.Menu.3.0.0.zip
 43M	EAB.WHDLoad.Demos.OCS.Menu.3.0.0.zip
181M	EAB.WHDLoad.Games.AGA.Menu.3.0.0.zip
129M	EAB.WHDLoad.Games.OCS.Menu.3.0.0.zip
 11M	HstWB.1.1.2.zip
1.4M	HstWB.Mini.1.0.0.zip
620K	Picasso96.1.0.0.zip
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Been playing around with this today... All paths setup correctly, and a whole day spent digesting the guides. It just wouldn't build an image at all throwing up errors when setting up with AF 2016. A shame because it looked promising.
Error messages are much appreciated to help resolving issues users experience.

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A "minimalistic" installer that weighs in at 823Mb!?

I think I'll pass...
The description of HstWB Installer at github needs to be updated as it's in itself is quite minimalistic at least without all packages. Packages makes it heavy, but there would be no fun without them.

The wording minimalistic was also more target HstWB package, which is my own Workbench enhancement. That only has few devices, libs, icons and programs installed on top of Workbench 3.1.

With updated tutorials, documentation and creating video tutorials as well I really hope this helps to understand how it's used. This is what I'm currently working on with latest beta releases to make it final.

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I already have planned HstWB Installer v2.0 and it will get a GUI next to the Console. It will be rewritten in Python to support most platforms Windows, macOS, Linux incl. Raspberry PI. For Windows I will use py2exe making it completely standalone and for macOS py2app wrapping in a dmg for simplified use. A plain Python is also available for advanced users preferring to run python scripts as they like.

Unfortunately I don't have a timeline for v2.0, so best bet for initial release of that would be sometime next year.
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After I managed to name the workbench disks and kickstarts it was a straight forward setup. Then just renaming the hdf to vhd and write it to CF card with winimage was easy. However I now wonder if there is an easy way to update whdload package for AGS2 with new entries and images?
Would it be possible for you to make some script to get screenshots from openretro.org? I´m thinking like using UUID info from FS-UAE database like: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/top...ith-launchbox/
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Thank you for your continuing work in HstWB !
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Thank you for your continuing work in HstWB !
Thanks, I see you have created a new BestWB enhancement I would like to include and at the same time add support for Workbench 3.1.4.
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Thanks, I see you have created a new BestWB enhancement I would like to include and at the same time add support for Workbench 3.1.4.
Then, start working!
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Could extend that also for the following OS ?
AmigaOS4.1 FE
A.I.A.B
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Then, start working!
Yes sir! I will... and have started creating support for automated installation of Amiga OS 3.1.4 A1200 version at first put as part of HstWB Installer v1.3.0-ALPHA.

It's not in a user friendly state yet, but it's taking good shape, works and does automated installation from both adf files and floppy disks at the moment.

I have also added installation of the new Glow Icons on the storage disk, which depends on what users select in a requester choosing either yes and no.

Here's a video of the Amiga OS 3.1.4 A1200 being installed using WinUAE [ Show youtube player ].

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Could extend that also for the following OS ?
AmigaOS4.1 FE
A.I.A.B
BestWB
I plan support for BestWB together with Amiga OS 3.1.4 and haven't looked much into Amiga OS 4.1 FE or A.I.A.B.
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