Projects : BootManager for Amiga
BootManager was written a few years ago, when I was student. It has been made on an Amiga 4000 PPC using stormC 3. Bellow is the description from the Aminet readme file.
This is a simple program wich allows you to boot from another startup-sequence by pressing one of the 10 fkeys or one of the three mouse buttons while booting. You can execute 13 differents startup-sequence files, depending on wich button you press. If you press the HELP key, your startu
p-sequence will be executed step by step, very usefull to find a problem 🙂
If no button are pressed, your startup-sequence will be executed normaly so your Amiga will boot as usual. But if you press a button to which you’ve assigned another startup file, this last will be executed
while the real startup-sequence won’t.
So this is the fastest way to have multi-boot without running a menu or something else at the boot.
I use it to boot MacOS via Shapeshifter in “quick mode” without loading the WB or booting with “no startup sequence”. By this way, the MacOS boot like if I had a real Mac :). I use it also to boot linux PPC directly without starting the workbench, thus it look like a real OS that boot without the help of another OS.
An Amiga with an hard drive (this program is not very usefull without an hardrive !)
MUI 3.8 is needed for the prefs program (not tested on earlier versions)
The main program should work on any version of the Workbench (tested only on 3.x)