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Where is CD0?

 
Author KenH
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#1 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 08:35 
As a newbie Amikit user I am having a problem finding CD0?
How do I do that?
If I go to the Devs/Dosdrivers drawer and d-click the icon it says it is already mounted but I get no icon on the workbench nor can I find it by going through the Windows method of searching my HDD.

Help please!!!

Author AmiKit
Admin
#2 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 11:33 
CD drive should be already mounted, that means as soon as you insert a CD into your primary CD-Drive, the icon of this CD will pop up on the desktop. If you have more CD-Drives, activate them by clicking CD1, CD2, etc... in AmiKit:Storage/DosDrivers/

Author KenH
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#3 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 11:42 
That's what I thought should happen but it doesn't.

Author KenH
Guest
#4 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 12:56 
Well, slight correction. You'll have to forgive me but you were right.
The problem was I was putting in a DVD. When I put in a CD it sure enough recognised it.
I installed Amiga Forever on this machine a few days ago and then discovered AmiKit. I wanted to test a way of running Amiga stuff under Windows and was using this machine before putting it on my main machine. You would understand that you wouldn't want to take any chances with trashing your main machine.

Anyway Amikit looks really good and as I learn more about how it works I am feeling more confident.

Does Amikit need AmigaForever to be installed?

I have been having trouble understanding how the sequence of setting up WinUAE configuration and making it stick but I am getting there. Does the last used config become the default for the next time you use Amikit?

Author AmiKit
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#5 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 13:09 Edited by: AmiKit 
Does Amikit need AmigaForever to be installed?

No, as soon as you managed to import system files into AmiKit (no matter what source you used, AmigaForever, OS3.9, etc.), the AmiKit is completely independent.

I have been having trouble understanding how the sequence of setting up WinUAE configuration and making it stick but I am getting there. Does the last used config become the default for the next time you use Amikit?

"Configure WinUAE" button shows the WinUAE with AmiKit configuration loaded. If AmigaForever is installed WinUAE shows AmigaForever related config entries, however AmiKit configuration is still loaded. When you make changes to the settings then SAVE AS this config to AmiKit/WinUAE/Configurations/AmiKit_v1.uae (provided you use AmiKit 1.04)

Author KenH
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#6 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 15:49 
Thanks for your help in clearing up these things. I could safely uninstall AmigaForever if i wished on this machine, yes?

When I decide I am confident enough I will be able to just instal Amikit on my main machine then. It has DVD-Rom and DVD-RW in it so will I be able to read (and write) DVD?

Author KenH
Guest
#7 Posted: 1 Feb 2006 15:59 
BTW an annoying behaviour when I insert a CD, Amikit disappears while Windows desktop jumps to the front to ask what it wants to do with the disk. Is there any way to avoid this?
I have to kill that and click on the task bar to restore Amikit to the front.

Sorry for all the questions but I am only a learner here. Can you run Amikit in a window instead of full screen? Not that I would want to but would like to know as there may be occasions when that would be helpful to do.

Author AmiKit
Admin
#8 Posted: 2 Feb 2006 11:20 
If you install AmiKit for the first time, it does NOT contain any system files. These system files needs to be imported from an external source during the first run of AmiKit.

You can use AmigaForever2005 as a source:

If you have an online version of AF2005, you have to install it onto your computer BEFORE running AmiKit for the first time. Then run AmiKit and select AF2005 Online as a source. Once the AmiKit is fully functional, you can uninstall AmigaForever because it is not needed for AmiKit anymore.

If you have a CD version of AF2005, you do NOT need to install it. Just insert this CD into your drive when running AmiKit for the first time and select AF2005 CD as a source. That's it.

BTW an annoying behaviour when I insert a CD, Amikit disappears while Windows desktop jumps to the front to ask what it wants to do with the disk. Is there any way to avoid this?

This should NOT happen if AmiKit runs in fullscreen mode. At least it's not happening here ;) However I believe it is possible to disable this annoying Windows feature somehow...

To run AmiKit in windowed mode, untick "Fullscreen RTG" option in WinUAE Dispaly section. In that case your Windows screenmode should be larger than AmiKit one, you know.

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