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Old 13 November 2020, 18:21   #1501
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Oracle Virtualbox 6.0.24 - anything higher and it breaks Amithlon initiating the kernel vesa framebuffer.

Setup a standard DOS system.
1 GB ram, 1 CPU
16 MB Video Memory
VBoxVGA
IDE controller for storage
I setup a 50 mb drive (IDE Primary Master) and a 4 GB Amithlon drive (IDE Primary Slave) and a cdrom using .iso files (IDE Secondary Master).
Windows DirectSound
ICH AC97
Network adapter bridged
-PCnet Fast III (kernel 3)
-Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (Kernel 4)
No serial
USB 2.0 (ECHI)

Follow the guides and install like a normal system. Pop in the FreeDOS .iso, fdisk and all the 50 mb drive, pop in the Amithlon CD and copy the isolinux folder over and the kernel you want to use. Edit the amithlon file and small file for you kernel choice and go.

Once loadlin @amithlon boots the amithlon_hd system, use that to add/partition the 4 GB drive you set aside for Amithlon/AmigaOS. Install 3.9 to it and set it as bootable and then use loadlin @small to launch with your installed Amithlon setup.

I use dynamic hard drive sizing in VB so they take up space as needed and you can set whatever size you want. You could if needed always add another drive on the secondary IDE slave channel.
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Old 13 November 2020, 18:23   #1502
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Oh, make sure to add nosleep to the end of the init string in the 'amithlon' and 'small' files so that Amithlon will boot under Virtualbox.
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Old 14 November 2020, 07:37   #1503
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A quick webm video recorded in VirtualBox using it's built in recorder...

Booting Amithlon (I have PicBoot displaying a picture during boot), launching IBrowse and downloading/extracting a file, running SysInfo and then ending the recording.

The recording process definitely pulled resources away....the mouse was a bit sluggish and even SysInfo dropped from a normal 114 to 99.

http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/videos...hlon-2020.webm
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Old 10 December 2020, 22:32   #1504
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Any chance to get my PIII/500 with ATI-Rage-Pro-LT working in 16Bit color?
It does work with 256colors (perhaps Vesa) with the original CD, but the ATI kernel does not work for me (newkernel2=> only blackscreen--freeze). Is there something I can do?
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Old 10 December 2020, 22:56   #1505
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Any chance to get my PIII/500 with ATI-Rage-Pro-LT working in 16Bit color?
It does work with 256colors (perhaps Vesa) with the original CD, but the ATI kernel does not work for me (newkernel2=> only blackscreen--freeze). Is there something I can do?
I have not used an AGP cards or had any luck with ATI PCI cards so it's near impossible for me to offer any advice.

1) Have you tried kernel 3.1 or kernel 4 as they are the newest kernels available (4 newer than 3.1).

2) Have you applied the appropriate patches? My virtual box Amithlon even has multiple color resolution choices once all the Amithlon patches are applied, all the "builtin:" modes are standard VESA modes.

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If you are booting off the CD you will never get more than 256 colors. You have to install Amithlon and patch it to get additional color resolutions. You can try editing the initi string in the file 'amithlon' or 'small' with the resolution/color depth of a VESA mode your card supports...but it will only be in that color mode until Amithlon is installed and patched.

The CD boot is a stripped, essential only 3.9 OS setup using an embedded disk image (amithlon_hd), you need to apply OS 3.9 patches as well as Amithlon patches on an installed Amithlon system to get more out of it.
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Old 11 December 2020, 17:57   #1506
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No, I have not installed it on HD and checkout the patches later. Thx!
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Old 01 January 2021, 19:27   #1507
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(WIP) Trying to get a pci.library that works with p96.

PCEMv1.7 with voodoo3 3000 card emulation.

Seems to runs smoother in vesa mode now with 512mb memory.
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Old 10 January 2021, 02:01   #1508
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help on installing

Hallo to everybody.
I'm new to the forum, and new to Amithlon in general.
I'm from Italy so I apologize for my english mistakes.
I have a message for snkbitten: I built exactly your configuration (I copied it from your blog to avoid problems), exept i have 1 sata hd only and i don't have katweasel, but i can't boot amithlon to start installation. If i use kernel4sata i receive only garbage on the screen. I tried via DVI and VGA, same result. If i use kernel4 i can't see my hd (well the type 76 partition on it).

Could you post your compiled kernel here or on your site?
Thank you in advance for your help!!


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Old 10 January 2021, 06:42   #1509
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Hallo to everybody.
I have a message for snkbitten: I built exactly your configuration (I copied it from your blog to avoid problems), exept i have 1 sata hd only and i don't have katweasel, but i can't boot amithlon to start installation. If i use kernel4sata i receive only garbage on the screen. I tried via DVI and VGA, same result. If i use kernel4 i can't see my hd (well the type 76 partition on it).

Could you post your compiled kernel here or on your site?
Thank you in advance for your help!!


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How are you launching Amithlon to install it, loadlin @amithlon or loadlin @small? I didn't add anything in my kernel compile, I just stripped out more drivers to try to make the kernel smaller.

How is your BIOS configured for your SATA drive?
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Old 10 January 2021, 13:53   #1510
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Hallo, may i call you Tom?
Easyer to write than SnkBitten, i think.
My name is Vincent
I'm using the @amithlon string you put in your guide:
kernel4s init=/linuxrc console_level=0 root=/dev/ram0 mem=512M initrd=bigird.gz vga=769 ramdisk_size=12010 leavepages=7400 video=dovesa
kernel4s is the Milanka kernel sata support
I tried ram0 black screen, ram1 garbage on the screen
If i use kernel310, or kernel4 without sata support, i reach the workbench but i can't see the hard disk.
I left the BIOS configuration as AHCI native mode.
Thank you for your quick reply.
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Strange. I may have added additional SATA controllers in the kernel while deleting a lot of other drivers....it's been a long time since I compiled my own. My Amithlon is down currently as I had planned to rebuild it....give me some time and I'll see about hooking it all back up and pulling the kernel off of it.
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Strange. I may have added additional SATA controllers in the kernel while deleting a lot of other drivers....it's been a long time since I compiled my own. My Amithlon is down currently as I had planned to rebuild it....give me some time and I'll see about hooking it all back up and pulling the kernel off of it.

Thank you again,
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