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Boot Problem With Apollo OS and Vampire 1200 V2

Robert Foster

Posts 6
14 Aug 2020 22:21


Hi
I hope I am in the right category of this forum. I have a problem with Apollo OS and the Vampire 1200 V2. The Amiga does not boot from the CF card. The RGB port switches off and I only see the vampire boot image on the DIGITAL-VIDEO output.

What I have done:
- Compiled Apollo OS (without errors) under Ubuntu
- copied aros.rom to boot/amiga/
- copied vcontrol to C
- According to the instructions, you have to replace "boot/amiga/AROSBootstrap ROM boot/amiga/aros.hunk.gz" with "vcontrol mr = boot/amiga/aros.rom" in the startup-sequence. But there is no "AROSBootstrap..." to replace in the startup-sequence so i wrote "vcontrol ..." in the first line.
- CF card partitioned with WinUAE, formatted (FFS) and copied the AROS files to the card.

The Amiga is booting without problems with AmigaOS 3.1 installed on this CF Card.

What am I doing wrong? Or is this a bug in this early Apollo OS version?


Edgar Fink

Posts 27
15 Aug 2020 08:21


I did not find aros.hunk.gz line either.

Insert the following into SS as a quick workaround:

ask "Load aros rom?"
If WARN
  VControl MR = boot/amiga/aros.rom
EndIF

Type "n" the second time it boots.

I never got to investigate what to check with the Version command to do it properly. Perhaps the ApolloOS RC1 image has the correct sequence in the SS, which you should check out.


Robert Foster

Posts 6
16 Aug 2020 08:13


Hi
Thanks for your answer.

Edgar Fink wrote:

  Insert the following into SS as a quick workaround:
 
  ask "Load aros rom?"
  If WARN
    VControl MR = boot/amiga/aros.rom
  EndIF
 
  Type "n" the second time it boots.
 

I wrote the lines in the startup-sequence. Unfortunately without success. After the second boot the Amiga gets stuck again. I have no chance to writing "n".

Edgar Fink wrote:

Perhaps the ApolloOS RC1 image has the correct sequence in the SS, which you should check out.

The download link of RC1 is no longer available, that's the reason why i try to compile Ampollo OS by my self. If I can't find a solution, I'll wait for a new Github release.



Edgar Fink

Posts 27
16 Aug 2020 11:55


You probably can not see the output on the pal screen.
 
  After the first boot where you answer "y" hold down both mouse buttons and boot without SS.
 
  In the AROS recovery shell write:
 
  S:
  execute Startup-Sequence
 
 
  Answer "n" here.


Robert Foster

Posts 6
16 Aug 2020 17:02


Edgar Fink wrote:

You probably can not see the output on the pal screen.

Unfortunately that doesn't work either. The reason is that the Amiga gets stuck completly. I have no chance to typing somthing and the start menu (with both pressed mouse buttons) at the second boot doesn't start. I dont think that the command line is just not visible, it is not loading at all.




Edgar Fink

Posts 27
16 Aug 2020 18:41


Ok. Are you sure you compiled the source from the master-new branch? Did you check that VControl worked from winuae/fs-uae? You can also check VControl from the Vampire recovery shell.
 
  I had a lot of problems with non executable files due to corrupt pfs3-aio filesystems.


Robert Foster

Posts 6
16 Aug 2020 19:49


Edgar Fink wrote:

Ok. Are you sure you compiled the source from the master-new branch?

Yes: git clone --recursive EXTERNAL LINK -b master-new ApolloOS_Master

Edgar Fink wrote:

Did you check that VControl worked from winuae/fs-uae?

VControl under WinUAE returns "wrong hardware" (of course).
 
Edgar Fink wrote:

I had a lot of problems with non executable files due corrupt pfs3-aio filesystems.

This is exactly why I formatted the CF card with FFS.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the start-up menu (with both mouse buttons pressed) should be loaded even if the file system is corrupted. I suppose there is an error in the Rom file AROS.rom.

I also took vcontrol from the saga package that was released today, even if vcontrol was not updated.

Maybe I could compile the Rom file again, but I don't think that will solve the problem.



Hans-Georg Winkler

Posts 28
23 Aug 2020 11:26


I tried to build ApolloOS for my Amiga500+ and end up in a simmilar situation, opened a issue in github EXTERNAL LINK     
    I guess we miss something in the documentation that is written between the lines, or some magic sauce ;-) Or maybe the current state is brocken?


Robert Foster

Posts 6
29 Aug 2020 07:15


Hans-Georg Winkler wrote:
I guess we miss something in the documentation that is written between the lines, or some magic sauce ;-) Or maybe the current state is brocken?

That's the reason probably:
Ronnie Beck wrote:

The current source code repository is currently just a copy of AROS with the non-m68k parts scrapped out and our 080 changes and drivers.  It doesn't build a fully functioning distro on a CF card.  I have been making small changes here and there to slowly bring it in this direction.

Found here: EXTERNAL LINK


Ronnie Beck
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 191
02 Sep 2020 07:13


What you did should have worked actually worked.  I updated the default startup-script so that it should boot by default.  I tested this on a V4 and it works but I need to test V2 as well.  If it doesn't work, update the ticket and we can look into this further.

Thank you for taking the time to report this and please accept my apologies for not replying sooner.

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