[Rpcemu] RISC OS 6.20 Install Guide

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 2 13:41:05 PST 2013

On 2 Feb 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <5317d4fc01dave at triffid.co.uk>,


> > Indeedy obviously RO600Hook is not in the 4.39 install. It appears
> > in the 6.20 upgrade, it just contains the wrong Config tools.
> Okay, I've taken the !RO6Instal (6.20) apart and looked at the
> RO600Hook within the installer and it doesn't contain !WindSetup,
> FilerTbars, and ToolOrders that are in the real SARPC install.
> That is from the RO LTD 620 CD, the RO LTD Iso download.
> If I manually put the !WindSetup into the Emu RO600Hook I obviously
> get the correct RO6 configs (Slide menu etc).
> I do not get it, the official RO Ltd CD is the one I used to install
> 6.20 on this real SARPC years ago, but it doesn't contain the above
> noted.

On my copy of the 6.20 CD, NewUsers.!RO6Instal.Data contains 400Hook,
but not 600Hook. RO600Hook is actually in UpgradeRO6.BootUpgrade, and it
does contain the missing config tools.

I now believe that, when NewUsers.!RO6Instal is run from a physical CD,
or ISO image, RO600Hook is copied from UpgradeRO6.BootUpgrade. However
if only RO6Instal is run in RPCEmu, it cannot access BootUpgrade, so
RO600Hook is absent from the installation.

It seems that, for the installation to succeed, if it is not possible to
access a physical CD from RPCEmu, both the NewUsers and UpgradeRO6
directories need to be copied to RPCEmu. before RO6Instal is run.

The above raises the question as to why my 6.20 installation succeeded
when I couldn't run RO6Instal from a physical CD. Looking more closely
at the Boot of the 4.39 RPCEmu, which I upgraded to 6.20, I find that it
_does_ contain RO600Hook, and config tools, but I've absolutely no idea
how they came to be there. My turn to be confused!


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