|As many people have had trouble installing O/S 3.5 properly, we thought it best to provide an online install guide. The information on this page is believed to be accurate, although neither Merlancia Industries nor any of it's partners, subsidiaries, or affiliates will be held liable for any damages caused as either a direct or indirect usage of this guide. For general information of Amiga O/S 3.5 click here or visit www.amiga.com .|
|NOTE: ROM installations should only be done by an experienced technician!
Bring your Amiga to the nearest Amiga repair /upgrade facility if you are
in any way doubtful of your ability to follow this procedure.
If you already have the O/S 3.1 ROMs installed, skip to PART II.
As Amiga O/S requires the 3.1 ROMset (Kick 40.60, 40.63, 40.68, and
40.70 versions), we will first outline the ROM procedure.
|The Software installation is a four part process. Be sure to install
O/S 3.5 in a drive with NO System software presence first! (i.e. Your "Work"
Your Amiga must be equipped with a CD-ROM drive, the O/S 3.1 ROM(s) (Kick 40.xx) and it must have an 020 or higher to install (or for that matter run) O/S 3.5.
The partition you install to should not have any version of AmigaDOS on it. Many problems have been encountered by people who try ti install Amiga O/S 3.5 on their Workbench partition. Either install in another partition, or onto another drive (ZIp JAZ, HDD, etc.). Also make sure that the partition or drive that you are installing to is bootable. You should check the "bootable" flag in HDToolbox if the drive is not bootable. Don't forget to click "Save Changes to Disk". You may also set the boot priority to "1".
After selecting the drive (and making sure it is bootable) follow these four easy steps:
1) On the O/S 3.5 CD, locate the OS3.1 Drawer. Double click on the installer
program. Install O/S 3.1 from the CD to the drive on which you wish to
4) When the "Main Installation" completes, you will have to reboot the
system. Make sure to hold down the mouse buttons again and boot from the
O/S 3.5 installed drive. Choose "about" from the "Workbench" menu. The
Workbench version should read "44.2". If it does not, then check to see
if you missed any steps.
Congratulations: You have now installed O/S 3.5. Enjoy!
|If you are a DOpus 5.x/Magellan user, be sure to get the update that
allows you to use DOpus with GlowIcons.
If you use ImageFX, and the backgrounds load funny, just rename the background files in the ImageFX drawer. They are plainly named as such.
If you use PFS, contact the PFS team for information on Amiga O/S 3.5 problems.
Do not use CybergraphX 2.x or lower. use only CybergraphX from the Amiga O/S 3.5 CD or CybergraphX 4.
If you encounter any problems with the O/S 3.5 install, or you encounter any software incompatibilities, click here to send e-mail to the O/S 3.5 team at The World of Merlancia Inc. Thank you for reading this guide!
|Last updated: March 16th 2000.|