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Old 24 February 2011, 12:03   #1
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Booting into Hard Disk with floppies in drive


Is there any way of booting into the Hard Disk Workbench even if I have floppies in the drive? Such as by holding down a certain key?

Old 24 February 2011, 12:17   #2
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Hold down both mouse buttons as the machine is resetting and go into the early startup menu (kick 2.0+). Now select your boot device and exit.
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Thanks, I thought it'd be something simple but couldn't find any info on the web.
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If you always want to boot from HD when bootable disk is inserted (not just temporarily using boot menu), increase hd boot priority (larger than 5) in WinUAE harddrive configuration screen.
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lol, you could always eject the disk before booting.
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Originally Posted by Phoebus View Post

Is there any way of booting into the Hard Disk Workbench even if I have floppies in the drive? Such as by holding down a certain key?

Do you happen to be really lazy?
(Like me? )
Not wanting to fiddle with Early Startup Menu, nor with ANY option, not even Boot Priority?

There's also a way even. Well, it has become a (weird) habit of mine to leave DF0/1 empty and mainly use DF2: and DF3: instead I kid you not (besides, when would you ever need ALL FOUR drives at a time?) Because at least WinUAE (provided that default settings are being used) will never attempt to boot off DF2/3 when you have a WB HDF/hard drive directory in.

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