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How do I install OS 1.3 on an Amiga 500 HD

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How do I install workbench / os 1.x on an Amiga 500 harddrive?
asked Mar 30, 2015 in Amiga by Tomse C64 (174 points)
edited Mar 30, 2015 by Tomse

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OS 1.x doesn't come with a harddisk installer, but if you aquire a harddrive there's software there to help you install.


Easy info

Fx. GVP HD8(+) have the FaaastPrep diskette which helps you to partition and format the harddrive, and install the Amiga OS.

If you already have a formatted harddrive which is accessible to the system, all you have to do is do a filecopy from the Workbench diskette to the Harddrive.


You can copy files using the CLI copy command

copy df0: hd0:


Advanced info

Some things you might need to be aware of is that the harddrive needs to be bootable. which requires a firmware from a controller or in the kickstart rom, and the harddrive's bootable flag is set.

answered Mar 30, 2015 by Tomse C64 (174 points)
selected Mar 29, 2018 by Tomse