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Old 08 January 2009, 11:57   #1
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how to create a txt file

hi people

i need to create a txt file in os4.0 classic=kickstarts called BootDevice with only DH0 in it

i have read through my amiga dos book (bruce smith`s) but it doesnt tell me how to create one, or i cant see it
can someone give instructions on how to do this please,

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Old 08 January 2009, 12:15   #2
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I don't know wb 4.0, but on 3.1 is:

Start a Shell, go to the directory Kickstarts then write:

ed BootDevice

write DH0 then press first escape (you will see a * on the bottom of the screen) then x to save the file.

Done!
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Old 08 January 2009, 13:21   #3
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In Workbench 3.0, open a shell, and type

Echo "DH0" >ram:BootDevice

Close the shell. Look in ram: and drag/drop the file wherever you want it to be.
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In Workbench 3.0, open a shell, and type

Echo "DH0" >ram:BootDevice

Close the shell. Look in ram: and drag/drop the file wherever you want it to be.
@meega
this sounds a lot easyer

doing a complete clean install of os4.0, and os3.1>os3.5,
will let you know what happens
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Old 08 January 2009, 13:44   #5
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If the drawer "Kickstarts" is already present in Devs, then...

Press Right-Amiga and E (calls up Execute a Command) and type

echo "DH0" >devs:kickstarts/BootDevice

Press Return (or click OK). Even easier.
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@meega
your first suggestion worked a treat
but i still have the problem of corrupted No`s & letters when i use the arrow keys in the shell???
so i cant edit the kicklayout1200 file ??
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Solution to that is simple - don't try to use the shell as an editor.
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Old 09 January 2009, 20:57   #8
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well i have done a clean install of os4.0 classic.followed the manual.
ed & edit when launched just rollover a few times then vanish ??
and i cant use shell either,
so i decided to install the os4 update to see if that would improve things.
now i am left with a grey/white screen? wtf is going on
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