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[#] Sun Jul 04 2021 12:42:46 MST from rss <>

Subject: Looking for documentation/help getting an A1200 into a saleable condition

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Hi everyone, recently joined as discovered my old A1200 sitting in the garage and decided to see if it was still working. Amazingly it is!

It's an A1200 with the 68050 50MHz, 6MB RAM card, and a 250MB HDD.

Trouble is, like an idiot when I was at Uni (waaay back in 1998) I installed some kind of unix-a-like multi-user file system on it, let my mates have accounts. Naturally in the intervening 23 years I've totally forgotten how to administer this filesystem or any of the passwords to access it.

I'd like to prepare this A1200 for resale as I no longer want it, and I think it'd be best if I blitzed the entire machine back to a fresh workbench install on the HDD, which is currently partitioned into 3 partitions: OS, Games and University Work.

I used to be good at this stuff, but have long lost all memory of how to work an Amiga, so I'd really appreciate if anyone might guide me or point to a help resource so I can achieve the following:

  • Wipe the HDD completely clean.
  • Reinstall Workbench (I have 3.0 disks, possibly 3.1) on the HDD.
  • ... that's pretty much it, I would then look to sell the machine as-is, with a stack of games, utility, magazine and blank diskettes - although the sale is a thread yet-to-be-written.

Can anyone offer me advice or a reference guide please on how to achieve the HDD wipe and Workbench reinstall?

Many many thanks!
Clumsy.... :)

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[#] Sun Jul 04 2021 14:24:41 MST from rss <>

Subject: Playing around with the Newton as Drawing Tablet

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[#] Sun Jul 04 2021 18:26:01 MST from rss <>

Subject: Dramatic Dogfights F-19 Stealth Fighter (1988)

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A mix of the best dogfight sequences: some of them show up to 5 aircraft close-ups at the same time on the screen! From hours of playing the legendary flight simulator game from Sid Meier / Microprose...

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[#] Sun Jul 04 2021 20:30:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Cybercon III is a virtual reality mindbender! Amigos: Everything Amiga 307

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[#] Mon Jul 05 2021 03:03:34 MST from rss <>

Subject: More of my AMIGA coverdisks magazines

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[#] Mon Jul 05 2021 03:20:18 MST from rss <>

Subject: RETRO=RICKY plays AMIGA 500 games

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[#] Mon Jul 05 2021 18:40:33 MST from rss <>

Subject: Found a brochure with the A600 and A1200 for sale...

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[#] Mon Jul 05 2021 21:54:52 MST from rss <>

Subject: R-Type is a side-scrolling shooter arcade video game developed and released by Irem in 1987. The player controls a star ship, the R-9 "Arrowhead", in its efforts to destroy the Bydo, a powerful alien race bent on wiping out all of mankind.

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[#] Tue Jul 06 2021 14:59:36 MST from rss <>

Subject: Behind the scenes Amiga Edition II

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[#] Tue Jul 06 2021 16:39:37 MST from rss <>

Subject: Actual Newtek Video Toaster... Toast

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 02:47:51 MST from rss <>

Subject: A4000 restoration is coming along nicely

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 04:23:31 MST from rss <>

Subject: My amiga 3000. One of my favorite computers to ever work with.

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 08:32:55 MST from rss <>

Subject: I only just discovered this video. Samia Halaby is a well-known artist that bought her Amiga 1000 in about 1987 and learned to program it in AmigaBASIC and the C! She STILL uses the A1000!!! Not all Amiga fans are gamers. Some of us are happy with the original Amigas and Workbench 1.3.

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 09:08:03 MST from rss <>

Subject: trying to make floppy disk that has dopus, lha extraction, cf card and sdbox drivers

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trying to work out if it is even possible, i reckon if i use a WB 2.04 or 1.3 to start with.

i never really used dopus much until recently, what one is better for a500/600?

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 13:55:59 MST from rss <>

Subject: Amazing Spiderman on the Amiga - Video

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 16:02:15 MST from rss <>

Subject: Meanwhile, in another reality close to our own...

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 17:23:12 MST from rss <>

Subject: Amiga Format magazines removed from

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I uploaded some scans of Amiga Format magazine a few years ago to The Internet Archive. But receivent I received an email from saying they have received a copyright complaint from The Publishers Association about the materials uploaded by my user account to, and taken down the Amiga Format magazines I had uploaded.

When I went to look on I couldn't spot any Amiga Format magazines still uploaded there only disk ISO. Previously it was nearly a full collect of them on there. And other Amiga mags like CU Amiga are still available to download.

Does this mean Future Publishing have been going after places sharing copies of old magazines like AF? I know technically they are still under copyright but Future aren't going to make much money off 30 year old magazines any more. Even if they made them available as official digital downloads its still quite a small audience who would purchase.

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 18:06:26 MST from rss <>

Subject: Found this nostalgic treasure trove on an old shelf at my childhood home

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[#] Wed Jul 07 2021 19:02:01 MST from rss <>

Subject: Out of bounds error

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I get this error when playing monkey island 1 and 2 on my 500+. Once with floppy and other off the gotek. Playa other games pretty good most of the time. Any ideas?

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