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AmigaDOS Part II – Startup Sequences

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The Amiga startup-sequence is a script file located inside the S: logical device (usually SYS:s) and executed at boot time. This script is responsible for system initialization: patching the rom, adding disk buffers, loading drivers and mounting devices, launching services, making assigns, creating ram folders.. My 1.3 startup-sequence For my Amiga 500 configuration (on WinUAE) […]

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AmigaDOS Part I

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In this post I will briefly describe some of the features of AmigaDOS: command syntax, amiga shell, batch scripting. In the beginning was the CAOS In the original planning, the AmigaOS module for file system handling was called CAOS (Commodore Amiga Operating System)[a][b] and its design specs, written by the Exec creator Carl Sassenrath, were reach […]

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Amiga Boing Ball Animated GIF

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While designing the theme for Amigalog.com I decided to include all the Amiga logos inside the page layout: the typeface logo, the rainbow check mark and the unofficial Boing Ball. For the typeface logo I used the Bodoni font[a], the closest font to the one used in the original Amiga logo that I could find […]

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Amiga RGB to SCART cable

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The old 1084S monitor I’m using with my Amiga 500 still works pretty well, but I’d like to find some way to connect the Amiga RGB out to a modern VGA LCD or CRT display. As a first attempt, I bought a RGB-VGA adapter from Amigakit[a]. NotesAmigakit [↩]

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Installing the HxC Floppy Drive Emulator

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The Lotharek’s floppy drive emulator[a][b] has finally arrived. I just bought a 4 gigabyte SD card and I’m ready to test the emulator. SD card initialization and first test The first thing to do is preparing the SD card. After a FAT32 formatting, I created a config file using the floppy emulator utility application. As you […]

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Turning on my old Amiga

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I’m in Sicily, at my parents’ home, for Easter holidays. It’s time to wake up my old Amiga 500, which has been sleeping under a cellophane in the garage for the last fifteen years. It’s everything where I left it: the Amiga 500, the original two button mouse, the Commodore 1084S RGB monitor, a joystick, […]

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Where it all began

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Back in the late eighties, when the world of personal computers was populated by ugly noisy monochrome pieces of junk, the Commodore Amiga – with its multitasking windowed OS, powerful CPU, stunning audio and graphics provided by a dedicated chipset - was like a time machine pushing yourself a decade further. The Amiga was my first personal […]