Boing Ball  Amiga Emulator FAQ

Workbench Installation F.A.Q.

1. Where can I get Workbench or AmigaOS from?

You can purchase the Media pack from Cloanto's Amiga Forever website or from AmigaKit.

You might be able to get the older AmigaOS 3.5 CD from AmigaKit.

You can buy AmigaOS 3.9 CD Disc from Vesalia.

You can buy AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition from AmigaKit.

2. How do I install Workbench 1.3 from Floppy Disk (ADF) into a Directory?

Follow these Step by Step Instructions.

Compatibility: Amiga 500, Amiga 2000.
Kickstart 1.3

3 .How do I install Workbench 2 from Floppy Disk (ADF) onto a HDF?

Follow these Step by Step Instructions.

Compatibility: Amiga 500+, Amiga 600, Amiga 3000 or earlier.
Kickstart: 2.x

4. How do I install Workbench 3 from Floppy Disk (ADF) onto a HDF?

Follow these Step by Step Instructions.

Compatibility: Amiga 1200, Amiga 4000 and earlier Amigas.
Kickstart: 3.0, 3.1

5. How do I install Workbench 3.9 from CD onto a HDF?

Follow these Step by Step Instructions.

Compatibility: Amiga 1200, Amiga 4000 and earlier Amigas.
Kickstart: 3.0, 3.1
Additional Hardware: CDROM, Hard drive, 68020+, 6MB Fast Ram.

6. Where can I get updates for Workbench 3.9?

There is an update available for AmigaOS 3.9 called a Boing Bag 1 and an update for UAE.
For Boing Bag 2, you can download it from Haage & Partner (requires BB1).
There is an unofficial Boing Bag 3 with notes about bugs in previous versions.

7. Where can I find fixes for bugs in Workbench 3.9?

Go to the Workbench 3.9 FAQ site for various fixes.

8. How do I create a bootable floppy (real or ADF)?

Boot off your Workbench disk, insert a floppy disk in DF1:, open a command Shell and type Install DF1: which will copy the book block on to the disk.
Then type MakeDir DF1:S to create the Script directory. Copy your program file(s) on the disk, preferably root or use directories if you wanted to. Then change directory to DF1:S and type Ed Startup-sequence and type in commands to load your program, usually just the name of the Program file will do.
Test the disk, by inserting the disk into DF0: and reboot the Amiga.

9. I have a Workbench disk but no Install disk, how do I install Workbench?

You can download UAEInstall disk which has some AmigaDOS or Installer scripts to install Workbench for most Workbenchs including versions 1.3 to 3.1.

10. Can I install Workbench 4.x on Winuae?

Yes, Winuae 3.0 can now support Power PC (PPC) processor emulation with the Blizzard PPC and Cyperstorm PPC boards.
For AmigaOS 4.x Classic installation, try this installation guide.

Compatibilty: Amiga with PowerPC CPU, CD ROM, 1Gb Hard Disk, 96MB Ram, Floppy drive.

Follow these Step by Step Instructions.

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