Is your system ready for the AmigaOS 3.9 update?
If you have an
A1200 HD, A3000/T, A4000 Desktop or A4000 Tower
you will only need a CD-ROM drive and a little bit more memory if you do not already have 6 MB of Fast RAM. All earlier Amiga models must have an 68020 CPU and at least 6MB Chip and 4 MB Fast RAM. You also need a hard disk and a CD-ROM drive.
What is in the AmigaOS 3.9 box?
In the box you will find this manual and one AmigaOS 3.9 CD-ROM
Registration / support
We offer technical support for this product. This suport service will be available after you
registered your product. - Please, read the document "Support" on the CD, before using the support.
The easiest way to register and also to get support is through the Internet:
If you do not have an Internet access, our support team is available to you Tuesday and Thursday from 4.00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. (GST), phone number +49 700 800 900 24 or via fax +49 700 800 900 28.
The emergency disk
To avoid having to search floppy disks and drivers to re-install your system in case of an emergency you should let the installation program create a emergency disk for you. With this emergency disk you are able to boot into a plain AmigaOS 3.9 installation using the AmigaOS 3.9 CD-ROM. You just need a write-able DD disk to do this.
Thus you won't need to plug a 15 KHz monitor to you Amiga just to boot use the emergency system, because the emergency disk will initialize the RTG system during boot.
Note: The settings for CD-ROM and graphics board support on your emergency disk get invalid if you change your hardware configuration.
If you replace your graphics board or change the unit number of your CD-ROM drive, you have to create a new emergency disk or adapt your old one manually.
You should do the update installation if you already have installed AMIGA OS 3.5 on your AMIGA
successfully. During the update installation all new components will be installed.
You do not necessarily have to do this installation on your boot partition - you can choose any partition. Please note that the boot partition always must have the highest priority in your system. You can change this with HD Toolbox, if necessary.
A full installation must be done, if you want to install the new AMIGA OS 3.9 on an empty
partition or in case of emergency. Please boot from your emergency disk
before doing the full installation.
During the full installation all system components from AMIGA OS 3.1 up to AMIGA
OS 3.9 will be copied to your harddisk. If you do this installation after booting directly from the emergency disk, the CD-ROM driver and the driver of your grafics card will be installed too.
After the full installation you can boot from your new installed partition directly.
Three software packages will be installed. These are the TCP/IP stack, the browser and the email client. The installation is nearly completely automatic. Just choose the drawer you want to install the internet applications to. The default drawer is "SYS:Internet". To configure the programs to your internet provider please start them separately and enter the data for your internet connection.
Note: You can find more information about how to configure the internet software properly
on the online documentation on the CD-ROM.
To configure your web browser properly please start the program "AWebCfg". Using the pull down menu "Windows" you can access all configuration windows. There you can set all necessary options. Please have a look at the network settings and the configuration of mail and news especially.
To configure your email program start "AmigaMail" and choose the menu "Settings/Configure". Enter all necessary options here.
The installation is nearly completely automatic. You just have to choose the exact PowerPC
board and graphics card that are installed in your computer.
Note: If you have installed the PowerUP kernel - look for the file "ppc.library" in "LIBS:" - incompatibilities can show up.
To install AmigaOS 3.9 you need a CD-ROM drive. If you have done a pre installation on a partition that has no CD-ROM driver you will have to install a CD-ROM driver to that partition using this option.
The installer script will ask you which partition you want to install the CD-ROM driver to. This should be the partition you want to install AmigaOS 3.9 to. During the installation you have to set some options. If you are unsure about one option please read the help text that you can show using the "Help" button.