xenic wrote:nbache wrote:Wouldn't work here - mine's called BOOT:
I think all the complete X1000 systems sold by AmigaKit had the BDH0: partition. I think it's a case where the installation and naming of the small FFS partition should have been standard; with the possible exception of beta testers who have special debugging needs etc. It's too late for that now and you are probably right; inform the user in the installer, readme file and changelog.
I just read a report in the X1000 forum that holding both mouse buttons down during a reboot no longer brings up the early startup window/menu. I never noticed the problem because I hadn't copied the amigaboot.of file from my System partition (where update1 installed it) to the BDH0: partition (small FFS partition you labeled BOOT). When I copied amigaboot.of to my BDH0: partition, I now have the same problem; pressing and holding both mouse buttons during a reboot no longer brings up the early boot window. Thankfully, the keyboard "Scroll Lock" key still works.
After waiting 2 years for an update/bugfix, it's hard to believe that no beta testers ever tried to access the early boot window by holding down both mouse buttons. Is it possible that beta testers added amigaboot.of to their system partitions but were actually booting with the old amigaboot.of on a BDH0: or BOOT: partition?
The problem with getting into the early boot window with the mouse has been noted & reported, use the Scroll Lock key instead. If the mouse method is your life then go back to Kickstart:bootmenu.kmod used in FE. I don't think beta testers get the urge to test that feature with the mouse with every beta update.
In regards to amigaboot.of, I believe a save path requester came up, defaulting to SYS:, I changed it to BH0: & it got copied there.
Every time I've booted to a black screen is if I change a volume/dir name thats been set in user-startup, It can open a shell window in the background to tell, but first line of defense is a bootable backup to get back up & fix the problem.
The other problem can be a usb stick connected, I've noticed that my x1k will load ks & then try to load WB off the usb stick, giving me a black screen.