Learning Assembler on Amiga #4

In lesson three we configured the system to install some foundational pieces in order to install Asm-One.
After you have installed, assuming you install the exact version I linked (1.48 by TSA), you might experience the following weirdness on boot.
the issue with that is really easy to fix, once you know where to look. Just hit ignore. The IDE will boot and you will see this screen.
Then answer to the two questions as indicated below:
It doesn’t really matter, as it is just a way to pass that stage and get to the preferences screen, where the culprit of that error lives.
Select the option as shown above and you will see where the logical drive (drawer) that is not found is set up.
It is “Default Dir.”. Just place there a valid location and set defaults for the BootUp field. If you are trying to go back using the backspace, that won’t work. If you hold the LEFT CMD button (Amiga key) you will be able to navigate back using the cursor keys.
If you want to stay aligned with this course so that in future you understand my references, here is how I set it up:
Source is capitalized
The backslash means to ENTER. That is basically startup commands that you give to the environment when it boots up. Hence the field name.
I then ticked off the Line Numbers and “Sources .ASM”
  1. Hit Save and quit Asm-One.
  2. Open a CLI (shell)
  3. type ED sys:S/startup-sequence
  4. At the bottom of the screen (use the Amiga + cursors to move) add the following
It is a basic assign of a logic name to a physical folder so that you can refer to SOURCES instead of using the full location/path. Learn more AmigaDOS commands here. They are a messy hybrid of UNIX and DOS.
Of course, if you picked different paths, make sure to update accordingly.
Reboot the environment and you should be good to go.
You are ready to write your first program in assembler. That will make your children proud. If you have any, get married, make children and then make them proud. If you can’t have children, adopt. If you can’t adopt to buy a plant a make it proud, I hear they can scream when we eat them. It is as close as it gets to screaming children ;-)
Keep retroing.


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