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Old 29 December 2020, 20:42   #1
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3.1.4 and unable to install xsurf-500 via ACA500+

I have foolishly wiped my sdcard this afternoon and created a fresh install of 3.1.4 (bought today too!).

Install has all gone well. I am booting to Workbench, all looks good.

My next plan was to install the software / drives for my xsurf-500 which piggy-backs off my ACA500+. Within the ACA500 menu there is an option to instal the network interface, I run that, it unpacks a virtual disk but hangs at an empty workbench screen with no icons or menu.

I suspect the virtual disk is not liking what it sees in Kickstart 3.1.4 land but I am unable to proceed.

Any ideas?

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Old 29 December 2020, 21:32   #2
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One solution is to:

1. revert back to kickstart 3.1
2. re-install workbench 3.1
3. install the xsurf drivers and setup (I made a copy of the disk at this point)
4. switch to kickstart 3.1.4
5. upgrade workbench from 3.1 to 3.1.4

Although I do enjoy Amiga'in it is at times very frustrating. Simple tasks can take you off in directions you never intended and paints you into corners you could never foresee
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Old 29 December 2020, 21:49   #3
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You could have tried to LoadModule workbench.library from floppy disk and then boot from the virtual disk.
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