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Dual Boot, Is It Possible ?

David Suter

Posts 39
07 May 2021 13:38


Is it possible to put Coffin and Apollo OS on one 64GB card and select OS at boot ?
Does Bootloader 6 do this ?
I dont know much about it so need some advice.

Thanks



Michael Piano

Posts 35
07 May 2021 13:53


Yes. Vampire Bootloader does that. I have Coffin, Apollo, AROS, AOS 3.1 and AOS 1.3 on there (although 1.3 doesn't seem to be working for me). I have a 128GB card.




David Suter

Posts 39
07 May 2021 14:54


Thanks, sounds good.
Where can I download bootloader 6 ?
Is it easy enough to set up ?
 
Are the images pre-done ?

I was looking at the 64GB bootloader image.



David Suter

Posts 39
07 May 2021 15:14


It all looks to hard and expensive :(
I looked at the install guide.



Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5303
08 May 2021 08:38


David Suter wrote:

  It all looks to hard and expensive :(
  I looked at the install guide.
 
 

I think this is super easy.

The 64GB Image with Bootloader and ApolloOS are predone.
All you need to do is copy it to CF.
Its free and cost you nothing.

You can then in addition install the OS3 files..
Installing OS3 is is free again.

 


Vojin Vidanovic
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Posts 1896/ 1
08 May 2021 08:50


David Suter wrote:

  It all looks to hard and expensive :(
  I looked at the install guide.
 

 
  as opossed to manually doing it - peace of cake.
 
  Its all done by premade scripts and easy as it can be. Images that are to be used just need to be downloaded.
 
  Expensive? AmiKit is only a bit expensive, but its optional and I find it worthy. Buying just LZX archive is more then enough (as there is a card version also that cannot be used on V4 anymore - but LZX archive can be copied from it on PC card reader).
 
  Larger Cards are a bit expensive, but that has nothing to do with Apollo team.
 


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5303
08 May 2021 09:41


For purist installing OS 3.1 is a good option.
Every Amiga fan should have a old copy OS 3.1.
So installing this should be no problem.

If you want something more complete and more advanced than 3.1
then in my experience, the best classic OS around is clearly Coffin.  You can download Coffin for free.


David Suter

Posts 39
09 May 2021 07:57


Thanks for the info.

If I download bootloader with Apollo OS pre done how do I add the coffin r58 image ?

Also, where do I download this bootloader with Apollo OS ?



Michael MiB

Posts 33
09 May 2021 13:16


Maybe you can try something like that
  DH0 bootable with ApolloOS (and Aros KS by default)
  DH1 bootable with Coffin (and maprom of Commodore KS))
  DH2 your data
 
  and at boot, choice from Early start (click two buttons) to boot from DH0 or DH1
 
  Is someone can confirm it can work ?

It's a feature I would like from VBL : only a 2 systems boot (Don't need a lot !)


David Suter

Posts 39
09 May 2021 13:16


I have applied for registration for Bootloader and cant wait to get started.

I have read coffin takes 12hours if I use the vampire to install it.
I thought it would be as easy as burning 2x Images to the CF card and using bootloader to select them.

I am new to the modern OS's and hardware for amiga and need a little bit of help.
I found the video for using HDToolBox in Apollo OS very helpful and would have never been able to work it out myself.
I dont need OS 3.1 or anything else, just Coffin and Apollo on the one card for now.



Michael MiB

Posts 33
09 May 2021 13:18


In fact, Coffin is a "3.9" AmigaOS :-)


David Suter

Posts 39
09 May 2021 13:32


Michael, I like your idea of booting from different drives.
I'm trying it out tonight.

Thanks



David Suter

Posts 39
11 May 2021 07:03


Can someone please tell me where I can download Bootloader Images ?

Thanks

 
   


David Suter

Posts 39
11 May 2021 15:38


Just received the email with download links.

Thanks


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