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Old 28 June 2009, 12:04   #1
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Smile Workbench 2.* install whdload etc...

Please help, ancient toys (amiga site which has now disappeared??) used to have a step by step to install workbench 2.* to a hdd. (and 1.3 ,3.* etc)

Although it was more for winuae it showed the bit I need to know.
I have a A500+ with a gvp hd8+ with 8mb fast ram, it has workbench 2.* on it.
I have a null modem cable and a pc connected via amiga explorer so to drag files over not a problem.

I want to install whdload and have the file from the website, it's a lzx archive, can anyone please help this idiot in how to step by step with shell commands, download the lha and lzx tools, install them (including which folders they need to be in.) and then extract whdload to the correct place so it can all work. "But on a real amiga not a winuae version"

I love you long time for this, I did have a print out for it but cannot find it the guide was soooo easy, does anyone know if a copy of it exists anywhere on the net? I've tried jambo's but that doesn't explain the whole lha and lzx bit too well for a dumba*s like me

It showed a lha tool and a lzx tool, it made me type shell commands to install both of them to certain places, then it told me to put some kickstart files in a folder in devs/kickstarts, then with the lha, lzx tools installed I could then extract the whdload archive again to a certain location (can't remember) then I worked out the rest.

It must be still on the net somewhere, it needs to be a sticky as it was so useful for people who were amiga gamers only (in the 90's) and who struggle with shell, and extracting I was just getting to grips with it, but this was 3 ish years ago I moved house since then and my print out of it has gone missing.

Thanks for listening, sorry I can't give you your time back be a hero and help.

Ta
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Old 28 June 2009, 12:19   #2
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I think you mean the Green Amiga Alien guides : http://guide.abime.net/home2.htm
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Old 28 June 2009, 15:06   #3
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I do love his guides, great job, will be using those after I get past this..

But it's not the one, the one I'm after is very close but has a whole section on lha, lzx extract, and putting the kickstart roms in dev kickstarts folder etc...Then whdload all in one.

Question, does MagicWB install extraction tools so that I can just "double click" windows style on lha and lzx files and it does it for me?
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Can't find the tutorial you mean, but here is how to install WHDLoad : http://guide.abime.net/wb3.1/chap10.htm (you only need the lha version).

For the kickstart images you need this archive : http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/skick346
Extract it to 'Devs/Kickstarts' and put your renamed kickstart images ('kick34005.A500' for KS 1.3 and 'kick40068.A1200' for KS 3.1) in there too.

Hope this helps a bit more
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Old 28 June 2009, 17:14   #5
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Thanks CyberDruid, Yeah I've searched for two days and that guide is not about.
I wish I knew who ran that site as I would love to speak to them about it.

Cheers man, that does help I'm out now at someone else's will try when I get home
Will let you know if I can get it to work,
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I found your guide http://web.archive.org/web/200512100...ad_setup1.html
Many of the pictures are down, but the text is all there. Hope you can get it working now
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You fu*king legend, that's the one!!!
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I recommend that this is made a sticky, it's perfect for beginners to get workbench installed and whdload.
Thanks so much.
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Or you could try the preinstalled ClassicWB with a lot of useful additions to the default Workbench.

http://classicwb.abime.net/
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Old 29 June 2009, 01:06   #10
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Yeeeeessssss!
Done it, that's what I needed instructions which are almost "fool proof"

Right now I want to register whdload, I'm gonna go onto the site now and buy a key via pay pal, can anyone tell me what happens next? How do you enter the key? Does it give you instructions?
Well here goes whdload coming up....
B.T.W - I have downloaded the version via the link on the above guide I was after, I'm sure the one on the website is newer, should I get the newer one? Is there going to be alot different?
Thanks to all who helped, promise I won't just disappear and never return to help anybody, I may be busy for a few weeks LOL but i'll be back to help others as stupid as me.
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Thanks to all who helped, promise I won't just disappear and never return to help anybody, I may be busy for a few weeks LOL but i'll be back to help others as stupid as me.
That's the spirit!
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Just bought myself whdload, it says 3-4 days a key will be emailed, ok hope it's easy to enter, cos if I need shell commands I'm not quite ready yet.

@TheCyberDruid, mate how did you find that site? Is it on some sister sever somewhere? Does the person who put it on the web know it's still up?
Or are you a magicial "matrix" kind of dude and I should stop asking questions before I have to take the red pill or the blue pill to see how deep the rabit hole goes?
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TCD used http://www.archive.org/web/web.php to find the site.
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Wow what a massive project that is geeez that blows my mind more than wikipedia.
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Just bought myself whdload, it says 3-4 days a key will be emailed, ok hope it's easy to enter, cos if I need shell commands I'm not quite ready yet.
All you have to do is copy it to the S directory on your Workbench, or L, or C, etc. Nothing to it.
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@TheCyberDruid, mate how did you find that site? Is it on some sister sever somewhere? Does the person who put it on the web know it's still up?
Or are you a magicial "matrix" kind of dude and I should stop asking questions before I have to take the red pill or the blue pill to see how deep the rabit hole goes?
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TCD used http://www.archive.org/web/web.php to find the site.
Yup, Wayback Machine it was If a site disappears from the web and you only search for informations (not downloads), this site is very helpful.
For example : http://web.archive.org/web/200103030...eab.abime.net/ (look at the registered members in the upper left corner ).
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Cool, that sounds like i'll be ok

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All you have to do is copy it to the S directory on your Workbench, or L, or C, etc. Nothing to it.
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Old 30 June 2009, 01:04   #18
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Got my whdload key tonight via e-mail (That was quick) works really well.
Thanks all, I will be messing around for a couple of weeks then I shall return LOL
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