AmigaOS 3.2

In 2018 we got a surprise from Hyperion with the release of AmigaOS 3.1.4. for our Classic Amigas. In 2021 they gave us AmigaOS 3.2! An updated OS for our 1980s machines in 2021.

I ordered the KickStart ROMs and WorkBench disks for my Amiga 2000B Rev 6.2 and my Amiga 4000/040. The other Amigas in my collection I leave original as much as possible.

AmigaOS 3.2 CD-ROM and KickStart ROMS
AmigaOS 3.2 KickStart ROM for my Amiga 2000
AmigaOS 3.2 KickStart ROM for my Amiga 4000

The upgrade process is very easy. In my A4000 I have a CD-ROM but I installed it via WinUAE on my CF Card which was even more convenient.

You can see the CD with nice icon
Opening the CD you can see the Install folder
Choose the language you want
Then click Proceed to start the installation process
I choose the Install Release 3.2 and Proceed
I selected Novice User and Proceed With Install
Confirm the partition
Choose the language
Do you want the GlowIcons to be installed
Installation is busy
Installation completed get ready for reboot
AmigaOS 3.2 running
AmigaOS 3.2 running in 2021 🙂
AmigaOS Version Information with 3.1.4. ROMs installed
AmigaOS Version informtion with 3.2. ROMs installed
AmigaOS 3.2 Help System

The software upgrade went very good. I had only 2 issues:

  1. My Startup-sequence was not upgraded but renamed to .OLD resulting in X-Boot not starting anymore but changing that again works like a charm
  2. If I have X-Bench in my startup-sequence the colors of the background image doesn’t appear correctly, like it misses some colors. This was in WinUAE but also on my A4000.

I had these issues when installing the ROMs:

  1. When I installed the 3.2 ROMs some of my CF cards wouldn’t boot because of missing libraries, manually add them from 3.2 disk solved it.
Copying the mentioned libraries from 3.2 disk to my CF solved the issue

I order it via https://www.retro-updates.com/product/4582867/amigaos-3-2-preorder (no sponsoring or affiliation) but this is located in The Netherlands so shipping was for me the best option here. Good software deserves support! Local support.

UPDATE: AmigaOS 3.2.1 Update is available!

Information:
AmigaOS 3.2 on Hyperion website