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Old 19 February 2016, 14:34   #1
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Reviving my old Amiga hard drive

I had an A1200 which I used from 1992 up to about 1996. Since then it's been stored away and never used. I thought I'd dig it out and give it a try, but couldn't get it to work. So I thought maybe try to access the hard drive in WinUAE.

I took the machine apart and removed the HDD. I put it in a USB enclosure but it didn't work. So I bought a 2 IDE-SATA adapter from ebay, and the drive came up fine. Then I made a full image of the drive in Linux, and it gave no read errors and a full 170mb copy of the hard drive.

Next I started up WinUAE (together with the Blizzard 030 expansion I have). It refused to boot, but I was eventually able to edit the startup-sequence to remove two lines (which updated the ROM to 3.1, but seemed to break WinUAE), and then it was all fine. It seems I was using Super72 mode interlaced.

So after 20 years, here is my desktop booted again just as it was last time I used it on the real computer. It brings back a lot of memories.

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Old 19 February 2016, 19:44   #3
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I've been wanting to find some of those drive icons for a while, or very similar ones. I used to have them way back on my old Amigas but I don't recall where I got them from...
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Old 20 February 2016, 08:14   #5
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I've been wanting to find some of those drive icons for a while, or very similar ones. I used to have them way back on my old Amigas but I don't recall where I got them from...
Aren't they just defaults from MUI?
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Aren't they just defaults from MUI?
I've seen them on Magic Workbench, IIRC, so you could well be right.
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They're from MagicWB. MUI happens to have a theme (Xen) by the author of MagicWB.
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Old 22 February 2016, 12:27   #8
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Yeah, I had a look last night and MagicWB is installed. I don't know which version as I couldn't find any installation files. I've also got MUI 3.6 installed, but I forgot that that is just the widgets and stuff.
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Cool, that's a pretty sophisticated setup for 1996 - email, IRC, FTP etc. My A1200 never got anywhere near the internet.
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Cool, that's a pretty sophisticated setup for 1996 - email, IRC, FTP etc. My A1200 never got anywhere near the internet.
I went online with my Amiga around 1993 - I remember having it mostly for IRC, email and telnet, as there was no real web then. I think it was complicated by today's standards, it wasn't just click to dial up and connect. I don't remember Miami at all, but I was obviously using it -- I can remember using AmiTCP though.
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