In Workbench

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.

Create a boot disk manually

You can use the following procedure to create a fresh Workbench boot disk from within the emulator:

  1. Create a blank formatted disk using WinUAE
    • Click on Floppies tab
    • Tick Bootblock to make it bootable.
    • Click 'Create Standard Floppy'
    • Type a filename and save it
  2. Install ADFView and ADFOpus (see Links)
  3. Locate Workbench files from either a CD, Hard file, Directory or hard disk or some other location
  4. Open the floppy to view the contents of your new ADF disk
  5. Create the following folders and copy any .info files from source folder to your floppy folders:
    • S, C, L, T
    • Devs
    • System
    • Utilities
    • Libs
    • Expansion
    • Prefs
    • Classes
    • Rexxc
    • WBStartup
  6. Copy these files from the source S directory to S on your floppy: startup-sequence, user-startup (other files are optional)
  7. Copy these files from the source C directory to C on your floppy: addbuffers, adddatatypes, assign, avail, binddrivers, break, conclip, copy, date, delete, dir, ed, eval, execute, iconx, iprefs, list, loadwb, makedir, mount, protect, relabel, rename, setclock, setdate, setfont, setkeyboard, setpatch, version, wait, which (other commands are optional, if they are used in the startup-sequence or user-startup then include them too)
  8. Copy these files from the source Libs directory to Libs on your floppy: amigaguide.library, asl.library, bullet.library, commodities.library, datatypes,library, diskfont.library, iffparse.library, locale.library, lowlevel.library, mathieeedoubbas.library, mathieeedoubtrans.library, mathieeesingtrans.library, mathtrans.library, realtime.library, rexxsupport.library, rexxsyslib.library, version.library
  9. Copy these files from the source L directory to L on your floppy: aux-handler, CDFileSystem, CrossDosFileSystem, port-handler, queue-handler, FileSystem_Trans (and contents)
  10. Copy these files from the source System directory to System on your floppy (including .info files): CLI, DiskCopy, FixFonts, Format, NoFastMem, RexxMast, Shell
  11. Copy these files from the source Prefs directory to Prefs on your floppy: Contents of env-archive and Presets
  12. Copy these files from the source RexxC directory to RexxC on your floppy: HI, RX, RXC, RXLIB, RXSET, TCC, TCO, TE, TS, WaitForPort
  13. Copy these files from the source Devs directory to Devs on your floppy: Contents of Datatypes, DOSDrivers, Keymaps, Monitors and Printers (contents should only contain what you need as this can take up quite a bit of disk space). Also these files: clipboard.device, mfm.device, parallel.device,, printer.device, parallel.device
  14. Copy any additional drivers or programs you require if there is still room

To test the file, insert the Workbench.adf in DF0: and try to boot WinUAE from it. It should boot and load Workbench.

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