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Did Anyone Make AmigaSYS Working Under V4?

Michal Pietal

Posts 223
28 Feb 2021 17:29


Hi,

Thatís a decent OS 3.1 distro. Free and always worked for me (ie. on MiST or MiSTer), itís included in Amiga Forever AFAIR.

Did anyone attempt to install it under the V4 Standalone?

I tried the manual install (using Personal partition) but didnít make it, despite I went far.

Did anyone else try?


Colin Ward

Posts 2
28 Feb 2021 21:10


I haven't tried with AmigaSYS but I have done a lot of work manually installing Amiga OS on V4SA myself and learnt a lot in the process.  If you install the version that comes with Amiga Forever, I would expect that it pretty much works out-of-the-box.  Just install the SAGA drivers and ensure that you are using a new core (release 4 or above) or you won't get the high res modes.  You might have to enable the highest res mode in Picasso96Mode.

Also, make sure to use the updated A1200 ROM called amiga-os-3x0-a1200.rom.  Note the "3x0" in the name.  If you use the original amiga-os-310-a1200.rom you'll have problems.  The updated one contains various patches, including most importantly 64 bit support.

If you don't have Amiga Forever then do yourself a favour and buy a copy, and use the Workbench installs from that.  Those old 3.1 disks you have from your old A1200 in the 1990s can be used but you'll be in for a whole lot of trouble!  As I learnt with my V4SA, a "modern" 3.1 as delivered with Amiga Forever is not the same as the original 3.1 from Commodore!

Feel free to ping me if you need help.  I should really document my findings on a blog for other people who don't want to go the ApolloOS/Coffin route.



Thierry Atheist

Posts 640
01 Mar 2021 12:54


Colin Ward wrote:
If you don't have Amiga Forever then do yourself a favour and buy a copy, and use the Workbench installs from that.

Which one? From what year?


Michal Pietal

Posts 223
01 Mar 2021 18:30


Colin Ward wrote:

 
  Feel free to ping me if you need help.  I should really document my findings on a blog for other people who don't want to go the ApolloOS/Coffin route.
 

That would be just great.

Alternatively if you succeeded, do write an article for Amiga Addict or Amiga Future.

All sensible content is valued!!


Michal Pietal

Posts 223
02 Mar 2021 11:21


Thierry Atheist wrote:

Colin Ward wrote:
If you don't have Amiga Forever then do yourself a favour and buy a copy, and use the Workbench installs from that.

  Which one? From what year?

I think any version would do as this install requires only Workbench ADFs and Amiga 1200 ROM(s).

In earlier versions however, you might need to decrypt the ROM(s) first (via ie. UAE).

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