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Amiga_CDTV 25 March 2015 20:23

Hello again all Amix friends. Any Amix-related project progress recently?

I managed to buy an A2065 network card for my 3000T, and I today I finally had time to install it into my machine. I even got it working, and it was easier than I had feared.

I connected my Mac mini to my 3000T (ethernet cable and a 10BaseT Transceiver connected to the DB15 AUI connector on the A2065), started internet sharing on the Mac and created the two hosts file in amixadm. Now the machines could ping each other.

'mail' and 'wall' worked, 'talk' didn't, I got "Sorry, I don't know anything about your "xterm-256color" terminal" :P I also managed to rlogin into my Amix from my Mac's terminal.

Didn't have time to try any file transfers, but I thought it was cool to have the machines talk to each other.

Amiga_CDTV 27 March 2015 18:40

For some reason Kermit TRAPs my 3000T if anything bigger than a text file is attempted to transfer... weird.

I had a quick go trying to use FTP. I managed to connect and log in into my networked Mac. I used ftpd-enable to do an FTP share since Yosemite no longer offers FTP shares thrue Preferences. There is still something amiss, for directory or transfer commands all I got is "200 PORT command succesful", but nothing more. Then I have to CTRL+C out. Is this something to do with the Amix's ancient FTP software?

Noth 27 March 2015 23:00

it probably can't do passive mode. there's scp available I think on the amix site, might be worth a try using that (in the openssh package). Or wget...

Noth 17 May 2015 21:43

I'm afraid AMIX no longer appears able to function in WinUAE 3.0 and 3.1-beta... The kernel crashes very early on with one of those lovely cryptic messages. I've tested this in Win8.1 pro in VMWare Player... can anyone else reproduce this?

Toni Wilen 17 May 2015 21:59

Works for me. Correct method is to test with known working version before asking :)

I have noticed AMIX filesystem self-destructs quite easily if system is not properly shut down.

Noth 18 May 2015 14:30

My bad, forgot to turn on MMU support...

Anyway, next question: how do you get a hires A2024 screen in stock Amix 2.1c (instead of using the X11R5 distro for Picasso boards & friends)?

edit: solved. Select A2024 screen when installing AMIX. olinit or xinit will start into a 1024x800 (NTSC) or 1024x1024 (PAL) screen, actually giving you a decent screen res. Seems a bit faster than 640x480 strangely enough... I can't find a way with the config tools to specify what monitor is connected though.

Noth 26 May 2015 13:28

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-A2410-...item2c9b3954da Look how much this A2410 went for! I hope it was for someone deserving, like a software porter to AMIX.

Kitchen2010 26 May 2015 14:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noth (Post 1021835)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-A2410-...item2c9b3954da Look how much this A2410 went for! I hope it was for someone deserving, like a software porter to AMIX.

What a pity that this graphics card will not be implemented in WinUAE by Tony (in near future at least, something like MMU emulation was a requested NEVER feature, too). Our only hope is that the Amiga part of the MAME/MESS emulator will get mature in some years, so that we will implement all these expansion cards with CPUs.

Toni Wilen 26 May 2015 14:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kitchen2010 (Post 1021847)
What a pity that this graphics card will not be implemented in WinUAE by Tony (in near future at least, something like MMU emulation was a requested NEVER feature, too).

When did I say it won't be implemented? I think I only said it is pointless board and being pointless never equals if it is worth the trouble to implement.

The more there is information available about the board, like chip datasheet, register information etc, the bigger the chance of something happening. (Exact same happened with HAM-E and others, I got help with specs/driver disassemby etc..!)

MMU also happened simply because someone else did the framework first.

I rarely bother to research information about uninteresting hardware. It does not mean I am not interested in emulating it.

EDIT: Also (driver) software that uses the board and works in plain m68k AmigaOS is needed.

mark_k 26 May 2015 15:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noth (Post 1020375)
Anyway, next question: how do you get a hires A2024 screen in stock Amix 2.1c (instead of using the X11R5 distro for Picasso boards & friends)?

edit: solved. Select A2024 screen when installing AMIX. olinit or xinit will start into a 1024x800 (NTSC) or 1024x1024 (PAL) screen, actually giving you a decent screen res. Seems a bit faster than 640x480 strangely enough... I can't find a way with the config tools to specify what monitor is connected though.

See pages 175-176 of the Using Amiga UNIX manual. Link /usr/amiga/bin/A2024 to /bin/true, then do olinit. You can configure terminal screens to use A2024 mode too, not just X.

Noth 26 May 2015 17:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark_k (Post 1021856)
See pages 175-176 of the Using Amiga UNIX manual. Link /usr/amiga/bin/A2024 to /bin/true, then do olinit. You can configure terminal screens to use A2024 mode too, not just X.

Yeah I got round to reading the documentation but didn't update. Thanks. Since you're around, you wouldn't have a working netbsd/openbsd XF86Config for PicassoII / CL5426 would you? I'm messing with OpenBSD32/amiga right now.

B14ck W01f 27 May 2015 07:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kitchen2010 (Post 1021847)
(in near future at least, something like MMU emulation was a requested NEVER feature, too).

I am grateful that MMU was implemented. If it was not implemented, we would have never got a chance to emulate a genuine A3000 or A4000, and this thread would not exist.

Noth 28 May 2015 18:15

Interesting... Found a couple of revisions of a Workbench side Berkeley FFS on Aminet called BFFS. Apparently it allows read/write access on UFS partitions setup in Amix and should allow to access NetBSD and OpenBSD ones too. Could make file transfer (if you really can't get SLiRP working ;) ) easier. It's a bit intensive to get working from what I can see, requires very good knowledge of writing Amiga Mountlists. Still, it does come with a port of Amix's rdb to the Amiga OS and a bunch of other utils for checking and creating partitions. Looks like I have a weekend project...

You can find the latest release here: http://aminet.net/misc/emu/bffs.lha

P.S: We really need a forum subsection for all this... Please support my post requesting it!

Amiga_CDTV 28 May 2015 20:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noth (Post 1022284)
Looks like I have a weekend project...

This sounds promising! And another +1 for the subsection request :)

Noth 28 May 2015 22:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amiga_CDTV (Post 1022303)
This sounds promising! And another +1 for the subsection request :)

Thanks! I'll upload a dualboot amiga OS 2.1 / Amix 2.1c & a 3.1 / OpenBSD hdf when I've got some kind of working setup. I tend to add GeekGadgets + KingCON to my setups, just to have that UNIX feel. Bought Cloanto's "just about complete" collection of workbench disks today.

fire_lizard 11 June 2015 11:30

Hi everyone,

I have a question - how to mount AMIX tape properly in order to read from it during installation? I have tried to mount it as tar.bz2, zip, tar and as unpacked folder but with no luck. Any suggestions?

Noth 11 June 2015 16:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by fire_lizard (Post 1024923)
Hi everyone,

I have a question - how to mount AMIX tape properly in order to read from it during installation? I have tried to mount it as tar.bz2, zip, tar and as unpacked folder but with no luck. Any suggestions?

Use the tape as a .tar and be sure to use the 4th SCSI position.

P.S. Please post in the Support.Amix section for more help!

KillaByte 14 June 2015 09:54

If anyone's interested, I have re-packaged the install media for Amiga UNIX 2.01, 2.03 and 2.1 and uploaded them to my Uploads directory on the EAB file server. The 2.03 tape contains the error-free files by mark_k.

There you'll also find a empty RDF image with the right size for a decently sized installation and release notes PDFs for a couple of releases which I've created from the TROFF sources that were either part of the installation or posted to Usenet by Commodore employees.

I'd recommend using 2.1 with the latest patches applied - the older versions tend to be a bit unreliable (at least in WinUAE). The archive with the empty RDF image contains a text file with the suggested partitioning scheme for the image. Only use ufs instead of s5 partitions.

Have fun!

Toni Wilen 07 July 2015 18:02

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Amix + A2410 is working :) ("olinit -- -tiga")

Not sure if it works 100% correctly. (white background + white cursor seems odd)

rhester72 09 July 2015 20:37

I haven't tried it in AMIX yet - I found it odd the res is 1024x768. Wasn't it supposed to be 1024x1024?

Rodney


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