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Forum: support.Amix 14 January 2020, 21:33
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Posted By rabindranath72
Thanks! I don't see any major issues, however...

Thanks!
I don't see any major issues, however the idea of using the 720k format is because MINIX uses the IBM PC format (which is also in use on the Atari ST). In fact, the Amiga floppy disk driver...
Forum: support.Amix 13 January 2020, 21:43
Replies: 24
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Posted By rabindranath72
I'll post links here as soon as I have the stuff...

I'll post links here as soon as I have the stuff ready.
Development happened fully under Atari MINIX running on Hatari. Now that I have Amiga MINIX up and running, I'll switch development to...
Forum: support.Amix 13 January 2020, 10:01
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
It's been almost a year! I have the...

It's been almost a year!

I have the pleasure to report that the ATA driver for Minix is now working.

- LBA28 addressing
- Supports up to two drives (no IDE doubler, though)
- Up to 7...
Forum: support.Amix 23 January 2019, 13:02
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Quick update: I successfully managed to detect...

Quick update: I successfully managed to detect the IDE devices on my A1200 (CF card.) I have two different CFs, one with two partitions, and another with a single partition. I can detect both.
Forum: support.Amix 21 January 2019, 10:40
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Thanks for your interest! My interest in MINIX is...

Thanks for your interest! My interest in MINIX is mostly academic; I have always been interested in OS development, and MINIX follows the philosophy of early UNIX of being simple enough and small...
Forum: support.Amix 21 January 2019, 09:58
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Yes I sent you many different logs; the tests...

Yes I sent you many different logs; the tests were not random. Reproducing the issue was time consuming, as you had to re-do the installation from scratch; did you ever try to do it? At some point I...
Forum: support.Amix 15 January 2019, 17:52
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
I plan on at least reporting regularly, time...

I plan on at least reporting regularly, time permitting (full-time job, a wife, and two small kids make things a bit...difficult :crazy )
Forum: support.Amix 15 January 2019, 16:22
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Just a quick heads-up! It's been three years...

Just a quick heads-up! It's been three years already! Well, only last month I managed to get my A1200 up and running, after finally having the physical space to set it up (moving to a much larger...
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 June 2016, 00:05
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Tried the new 3.3.0. Weirdly enough, now MINIX...

Tried the new 3.3.0. Weirdly enough, now MINIX doesn't even recognise the partitions, whereas before it at least recognised them.
When I try to format (both XT and SCSI) with the A2091 utility...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 May 2016, 11:03
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
So I installed the new version of WinUAE, tried...

So I installed the new version of WinUAE, tried both SCSI and XT, and I get the same results as before; disks get formatted correctly under AmigaOS, and I manage to create the MINIX filesystem...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 May 2016, 11:03
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Any improvements with the new version of WinUAE?...

Any improvements with the new version of WinUAE? I haven't tried yet.
Forum: Member Introductions 06 August 2015, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By rabindranath72
I was lucky enough to find a multisync LCD...

I was lucky enough to find a multisync LCD monitor (some Chinese unbranded thing that was gathering dust at my workplace), so I could connect it to the A1200 (using the Commodore VGA adapter; the one...
Forum: Member Introductions 05 August 2015, 17:32
Replies: 18
Views: 3,715
Posted By rabindranath72
I am interested in SAS/C (seems you have two...

I am interested in SAS/C (seems you have two copies?), how much for shipping to UK?

Thanks!
Antonio
Forum: Member Introductions 05 August 2015, 17:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By rabindranath72
An Italian in UK

Greetings all!
I am 43, I am Italian but I have been living in UK for the last 10 years (decent academic jobs are hard to find in Italy if you are not "the son of X"...)
Anwyay; got an A1200 two...
Forum: support.Other 05 August 2015, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By rabindranath72
I haven't tried, but ST format disks are "mostly"...

I haven't tried, but ST format disks are "mostly" DOS disks. So if you have a .ST disk image, it should be written by the Amiga with CrossDOS as a PC0: disk.
So you can use yadi or tracktool to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 August 2015, 14:07
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
OK, I have run it again, with SCSI, A3000...

OK, I have run it again, with SCSI, A3000 configuration.
I stopped the emulation just after the error happened (MINIX was trying to write a file.)
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 August 2015, 10:59
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
After further testing, it still doesn't work. Now...

After further testing, it still doesn't work. Now I can format under AmigaDOS, and when I go in MINIX it allows creation of a filesystem, but when I start using the disk "massively" (for installation...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 July 2015, 15:10
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
So, I have done some tests to create some file...

So, I have done some tests to create some file systems on MINIX partitioned drives, and it seems to work! What's more, it now works with SCSI too, whereas previously it didn't. Thanks again for the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 July 2015, 10:08
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Yes it doesn't work with WinUAE stable. With the...

Yes it doesn't work with WinUAE stable. With the latest beta it works now thanks to Toni's fix.
If you want to know more about the WD drive, look here:...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 July 2015, 18:02
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
OK, tried the new version, now I can format under...

OK, tried the new version, now I can format under XT protocol, and it seems stable, at least under AmigaDOS. So should "cycle exact" be kept unchecked?
Haven't tried MINIX yet, probably not before...
Forum: support.Amix 30 July 2015, 12:17
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Note that if you want to develop with an existing...

Note that if you want to develop with an existing MINIX system, Atari ST emulation is robust enough to handle MINIX, including hard drive support, so you could install a full MINIX ST system. The...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 July 2015, 12:03
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
I don't think it was a problem of caching, I have...

I don't think it was a problem of caching, I have stored all the binaries, and they have all different lengths.

Last attempt: nothing works.
Here's some log files. It seems that setting...
Forum: support.Amix 29 July 2015, 20:35
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Ah yes, Minix 3 is a completely different beast....

Ah yes, Minix 3 is a completely different beast. I suggest you buy Operating Systems: Design and Implementation (first edition) which fully documents Minix 1.1. It's an attractive system because it's...
Forum: support.Amix 29 July 2015, 13:08
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
I'll definitely share, though it's been 20 years...

I'll definitely share, though it's been 20 years since I have touched an Amiga, and more than 10 since a wrote a device driver, so I guess it's a shot in the dark right now. ;)
The idea was to use...
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 July 2015, 12:11
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Thanks, got the latest beta .exe. Re-installed...

Thanks, got the latest beta .exe.
Re-installed WinUAE on a different PC, with a different OS (Windows 7 Professional)
Bottom line: doesn't frigging work.
Tried both with manual setting of CHS (RDB...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 22:02
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
WinUAE 3 is the first version I have installed on...

WinUAE 3 is the first version I have installed on my new laptop, so there can't be any cache.
I am at a loss. How did you prepare the hdf file? manual input of CHS? RDB enable? SASI CHS? What Amiga...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 17:50
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
I am missing something here :nervous At this...

I am missing something here :nervous
At this point MINIX is not the problem; I can't even get to MINIX as I can't get a formatted XT HD image. I would be happy to say that MINIX is the problem if I...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 17:12
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
I created a new profile for the "correct"...

I created a new profile for the "correct" geometry, but then I don't get the option to actually format the drive on a reset. I always need to define a new profile in HD Toolbox, because otherwise to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 16:59
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
So I tried the new version with the A500...

So I tried the new version with the A500 configuration above, I get a similar behaviour as before.
Looking at the monitor window, my CHS manual settings are ignored, I always get 612/4/17.
The...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 16:00
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Yeah as I wrote it's 21Mb (the drive is...

Yeah as I wrote it's 21Mb (the drive is classified as 20Mb in its docs however), the structure results actually in roughly 20.6 MB as you note, so the image is 21Mb.
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 15:48
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Third attempt with the following default...

Third attempt with the following default configuration:

-A3000, 2.04 ROM, 2MB+8Mb
-booting off WB 2.1 Install disk
-40MB image file, A3000 controller, SCSI-2, RDB enabled.

Hard disk gets...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 15:46
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Second attempt with the following default...

Second attempt with the following default configuration:

-A500, 1.3 ROM, 512chip+512slow
-booting off the A2091 install disk
-expansion board set at SCSI, A590/A2091, v7 ROMs
-20MB image file,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 15:36
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
So, first attempt with the following default...

So, first attempt with the following default configuration:

-A500, 1.3 ROM, 512chip+512slow
-booting off the A2091 install disk
-expansion board set at SCSI, A590/A2091, v7 ROMs
-20MB image...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 14:57
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
The option activates with both the A590 ROMs...

The option activates with both the A590 ROMs configured, and with A3000. Which one should I try? Do they work the same?
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 14:40
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
Thanks! How do I select SASI CHS? I can see...

Thanks!
How do I select SASI CHS?
I can see a SASI controllers in the EXPANSIONS/EXPANSION BOARD SETTING drop menu, but no CHS option.
Forum: support.Amix 28 July 2015, 14:12
Replies: 24
Views: 21,205
Posted By rabindranath72
Minix

Since this thread is supposed to host all UNIX flavours, it seems weird no one posted about MINIX :)
The full MINIX distribution can be found here:

http://aminet.net/misc/os

The original...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 12:50
Replies: 30
Views: 6,563
Posted By rabindranath72
Hi, I'd suggest to get the images from here: ...

Hi,
I'd suggest to get the images from here:
http://aminet.net/package/misc/os/Minix_Amiga

Then, you must create some custom disks from WinUAE (they are about 2Mb each.)
Then, format each of...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2015, 12:35
Replies: 46
Views: 8,177
Posted By rabindranath72
MINIX HDF image trouble with SCSI and XT drives.

As the topic said.
I am using the A590 ROMs (v.7), I have created a 21Mb HDF file, and used RDB and then set the manual geometry option to reproduce the format of a WD93028 hard disk (782 cylinders,...
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