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AMIGASYSTEM 05 April 2020 15:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by walkero (Post 1389699)
@amigasystem
thank you for your reply. Do you know if anyone works on the project?

I do not know, the authors of these distros make open this forum, if they want can intervene them

Methanoid 05 April 2020 15:33

Author says the scripts to make it are included with last release so anyone can make a new version

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MikeyG 11 May 2020 00:24

Really like the idea behind this project and would like to thank the author. I've made a youtube video demoing it but I'm interested in updating it with more modern x64 ubuntu base with an LTS kernel rather than 4.15 which is EOL and latest fs-uae devlopments.
The scripts that are mentioned in the previous post, could you give more details on these scripts location. I have what I believe is the latest version which is Amilator-4.15-0-2.rar

I have started analysis in the live/filesystem.squashfs file /var/log/apt to work out what is installed.
I'm not a linux expert but keen enthusiast thats learning all the time. :) I seen that it uses nodm which is something I havn't come acrossed.
I have found a set of shell scripts in /amilator. start-emu.sh are these the scripts mentioned?

Does anyone know if there has been development already to update this to recent debian or ubuntu release before I start working on this?

I can understand the reason to base this on 32bit as it can be run on old hardware and we do like to hold on to our old computers ;-)
But with alot more distributions dropping 32bit and I question how many people would use this on i386 hardware still and best moving to x64?

MikeyG 30 May 2020 15:08

So decided to take a baby step in working on this and just updating the debian 686 version before attempting to make a x64 ubuntu version.

I have updated it to Debian 10 buster which uses 4.19 kernel.
I have also updated FS-UAE from 2.8 to 3.0.5 as there have been some great improvements done to FS-UAE itself.
Have tested it on the machines I have here and looks good but would like people to test it out and give feedback good or negative.
My first attempt at this so learning as I go along but enjoying it so far :)

https://mega.nz/file/iFcF0C6T#tSFSys...A2niN9UIlk5jOo

Methanoid 30 May 2020 16:21

Excellent. Is there some reason not to use newer kernels?

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Methanoid 30 May 2020 16:23

Lol. This popped up in my YT feed. How relevant? https://youtu.be/oFC1YFUH1_k

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Gogisha 30 May 2020 16:32

Hello all.
I just joined EAB after watching MikeyG Youtube video about Amilator.
Don't know if I will be much of a help here, but I will try my best.

I'm about to play with v 4.15 and would love to try MikeyG version too, but MEGA asks for decryption key! Can I get it ?

MikeyG 30 May 2020 17:50

@Gohisha Ah thank you for spotting that. You can tell I'm new to MEGA as well. Updated linked. Please try again.

@Methanoid Debian 10 buster is 4.19 based that's the reason why. Ubuntu 20.04 is linux 5.4 thats why I want to look at porting this to Ubuntu but this is more envolved and I wanted to start simple and work on it.
And I've read that very little development and patching is done on 686 platform now so I would like to look at x64.

Methanoid 30 May 2020 19:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeyG (Post 1403625)
@Gohisha Ah thank you for spotting that. You can tell I'm new to MEGA as well. Updated linked. Please try again.

@Methanoid Debian 10 buster is 4.19 based that's the reason why. Ubuntu 20.04 is linux 5.4 thats why I want to look at porting this to Ubuntu but this is more envolved and I wanted to start simple and work on it.
And I've read that very little development and patching is done on 686 platform now so I would like to look at x64.


Thanks MikeyG. Didnt know you had a YT channel (you could maybe mention in a sig discretely!) so subbed :)

FYI, its SYSLINUX not SYSLINK (video!)

I will have to have a play with it.

A video on how to install to HDD without using Syslinux (which i think messes with MBR sector??) would be great ;)
EDIT: https://www.systutorials.com/docs/li...-syslinux2cfg/ might be useful for that sort of thing

Anubis 10 November 2020 21:32

Is Amilator project still alive?

Where do you get latest version.

I believe I have 4.9-3 version from few years back...

MikeyG 12 November 2020 22:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeyG (Post 1403596)
So decided to take a baby step in working on this and just updating the debian 686 version before attempting to make a x64 ubuntu version.

I have updated it to Debian 10 buster which uses 4.19 kernel.
I have also updated FS-UAE from 2.8 to 3.0.5 as there have been some great improvements done to FS-UAE itself.
Have tested it on the machines I have here and looks good but would like people to test it out and give feedback good or negative.
My first attempt at this so learning as I go along but enjoying it so far :)

https://mega.nz/file/iFcF0C6T#tSFSys...A2niN9UIlk5jOo

Anubis, I updated it to 4.19 kernel a while back. I think this is the latest version. I'm not the developer of this, just contributing.

Anubis 13 November 2020 13:50

Downloading it, thank you.

Once installed, can you in shell run updates or should I just leave it as it is?

Thank you for contribution! Too sad this seems to be another almost dead project. It is great idea, and I am planning to dedicate one old laptop just for Amiga.

Dunny 13 November 2020 14:05

Updating it is difficult - you have to unpack the filesystem blob, replace FS-UAE or update the host OS, then re-pack it before copying it to a USB stick and transferring it via command line to the destination box.

Annoying as hell tbh :)

MikeyG 10 January 2021 10:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dunny (Post 1440577)
Updating it is difficult - you have to unpack the filesystem blob, replace FS-UAE or update the host OS, then re-pack it before copying it to a USB stick and transferring it via command line to the destination box.

Annoying as hell tbh :)

I still want to revisit this project and maybe look at starting from scratch and seeing if there is a more manageable way. But just havn't found the time.

I didn't make any notes when I made the last update which i should of done as I've forgotten what I did. It's easy when you know how :laughing

Methanoid 10 January 2021 12:31

I see a video coming [emoji23]

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nobody 10 February 2021 23:27

Actually a good update would be to include a 15khz mod, to connect to a CRT with a vga to scart cable.
Don't know if all cards would be compatible, except most AMD/ATI which i guess would work.

https://github.com/D0023R/linux_kernel_15khz
https://www.metaswirl.com/blog/2018/...ro-gaming-box/

omegabr 06 April 2021 00:44

Hello How do i install it on a hdd?

malko 19 August 2021 08:36

A collateral question :
Amilator runs on a linux distro thanks to FS-UAE. Since the Raspberry-Pi also runs a linux distro, do someone tried (or know) if an Amilator version for Pi has been made ?
I am not talking about the other distros based on UAE4Arm, etc., but an Amilator "refactored" for the Pi.

Methanoid 19 August 2021 11:52

No FS-UAE for Arm so you may as well look at Amiberry or PiMiga

malko 19 August 2021 15:15

Making a specific search on YT directly returned this from MickeyG. So looks it's doable.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9NXrwHULAbI


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