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SETKEYBOARD only changes the keyboard layout for the current console (unlike SETMAP from older AmigaOS versions, which changes the layout globally), hence running SETKEYBOARD from s/startup-sequence won't affect other shells than the startup shell itself. Permanent/global keyboard layout changes can be made in Input Preferences in Prefs, where the language/...


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I'll add to v-joe's answer that you should never, ever modify the Startup-Sequence. Since Release 2.0 the Startup-Sequence was declared for private use by Commodore, because the system boots in a way to improve compatibility with releases 1.x. In particular, the combination of SetPatch and IPrefs enable advanced features that otherwise stay disabled (the ...


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Early models of the CDTV had OCS chips and later ones could have a mix of OCS and ECS, and some late models could have the full ECS chipset. It could also be upgraded to ECS by the user. The CDTV II that you link to was never released though so that's probably not what you have unless you own a prototype. But even if you have the full ECS chipset it didn’t ...


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In general, booting an Amiga from an HDD is quite fast, and can certainly be far less than 30 seconds even when a significant number of drivers and small applications are loaded via commands in S:Startup-Sequence. It should normally take only ~5 seconds to initialize the hardware and see the display of the CLI window (see below about cold vs. warm boot times)...


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Amiga device drivers aren't too hard to write, but the terminology and how we write software has changed in the last 35 years so it would seem quite alien if you weren't there the first time round. It is mostly boilerplate due to having to use C and all of its manual memory allocation and other tedious makework. However, you would need to learn enough about ...


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As an alternative option to changing the global keyboard layout in Prefs, there is a free SetMap replacement for Workbench 2.x and 3.x: http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/SetMap.lha (which can change the keymap from the command line and also for all consoles). To e.g. change the keyboard layout systemwide to Swedish: SetMap s To only change the layout for ...


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It looks to me like your previous commands, before the failed command, resulted in you copying the entirety of the FBlit/ directory from your RAM:Temp/ source directory to somewhere else - and probably the somewhere else is System:C. Try: List System:C/FBlit It may show you have all the files there, which is not what the instructions meant for you to do. ...


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