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Old 12 June 2015, 10:13   #1
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Any tutorials on building a Raspberry Pi A500?

I'd like to buy and set up a Raspberry Pi so that it behaves exactly like an A500; i.e. it boots directly to a list of ADF files, which can be conveniently selected and be switchable..

Which OS/Software should I be looking at? Could anyone point me towards a tutorial?
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Old 14 July 2015, 17:03   #2
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Bumping because i'm after something like this too!
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Old 31 July 2015, 16:52   #3
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Maybe i'm wrong, but i think you would need an emulator specifically adapted to your needs.

For the autoboot part, you would need to be able to launch the emulator with a parameter that would be a A500 config file (i don't know if UAE4All allows this).

The other part... i think would need some programming, because you need that the emulator shows a file manager after booting (with WinUAE as an example, you would need to trigger the "insert floppy" event, that would make the emulator open the file explorer).

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Old 31 July 2015, 17:09   #4
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This is less a RPi specific question than a linux question. Essentially, you just have to make your RPi boot into an xorg gui and have UAE auto-start. Shouldn't be too tough.
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OK so basically I have to find a distribution of linux for the specific Pi I have, then set it up to launch into Xorg directly and autolaunch UAE with a specific kickstart - I will then have to use the in-emulator UI to select ADFs (from a predefined directory I guess?). Sounds fairly simple and easy.
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This has been done for several projects including OSMC and Picade
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Old 30 October 2015, 17:18   #7
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Hi appiah4

I've just finished building an Amiga 600PI, using a Keyrah to keep the Miggys original keyboard. Overall the building isn't to hard, but the software side is where things get tricky.
The best Amiga emulator for the pi that I know of, is UAE4ARM and at present it's a work in progress, I've yet to get more then Stunt Car Racer to work properly on the Amiga keyboard. Setting up custom keys seems extremely confusing at present and nowhere near as straight forward as on Win-UAE. Overall though, the performance is very impressive and I can only hope that the keyboard issues will be ironed out.
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