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Old 17 November 2004, 16:55   #1
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help wanted on how to boot from cd

help i have a problem i have an amiga 1200 with O.S 3.5 SCSI SURF SQUIRREL AND TOSHIBA CD-ROM drive 81 mb hd system works fine but i cannot boot direcly from a cd on startup it always loads the workbench first but i would like to be able to autoboot from cd i know theres a way to do this by modifiring the startup-sequence or user-startup but i do not know what to change since im not good at this sort of thing does can someone please help the jumper on the cd drive is set to 2 by the way thanks

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Old 18 November 2004, 23:59   #2
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WHAT exactly do you want to boot from CD ???

The Amiga needs to load a CDFileSystem first, before you can access the CDRom .... so booting from CD is not possible .... Anyway, there is a CD32 Emulator for the Amiga (Aminet ?) that can boot a CD32 Software CD by putting the CDFS Driver in Ram ...
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Old 19 November 2004, 00:10   #3
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I assume you have a driver disk that came with the Surf Squirrel. My Driver disk for the STANDARD Squirrel has a "Emulate CDTV" option, where the files required to boot from the CD ROM is placed on a floppy. You boot from the floppy (I assume this is where the drivers get loaded in RAM) and then It boots from the CD ROM. I don't know if this is the case with the Surf version, but I think I read somewhere that you could boot from it...... Try a Google search for more info.
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thank you for ansering my question wil try to do what you suggest.
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Isn't it possible to boot from cd with BPPC? Haven't tried it but there is a "CDRom Boot" option in the bootmenu.
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Old 20 December 2004, 01:57   #6
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i know its possible to do in the user-startup cause i remember i did it with the cu amiga cover discs i have found a program on aminet called mountcd but it dosent work and i think it is only for IDE drives does anyone know what to write in the user-startup to make a cd boot?
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