AROS On The A500 Mini?

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on: April 15, 2022, 10:58:16 PM
The nostalgia was too strong so I caved and bought one despite having a dedicated x86 emulation box, an expanded a1200 and a Mister already.
I must admit I quite like it, theyve done a decent job.

I couldnt help myself though and had to tinker to try and get AmigaOS installed on it in a "standard" and usable fashion. People had been making whdload OS installs, but that's little more than a novelty due to it being read only.
Took a little while to to get my head around exactly how Retro Games Ltd. had gone about setting things up and they have some configuration settings on the internal storage (which is read only, so can't be changed).
Three days later however and I figured out some workarounds and managed to get AmigaOS installed to directory based "partitions" (ie. directories on a usb storage device that the emulated Amiga sees as partitions).
Once I managed to do that I wanted to do some more experimenting to see what I can get this little machine to do. It took a little more messing around, but in the end this was one of my successful experiments.
I have to admit for an emulated 68k cpu on a cheap ARM SoC I was surprised at how nippy it is.

Was and is great fun messing with it  :-)

I just have to fix the naming "problem" (Ive got it calling AROS "AmigaOS"), but that's just a product of my laziness while doing my experiments  :-)

« Last Edit: April 15, 2022, 11:01:23 PM by korban »



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Reply #1 on: April 16, 2022, 12:50:03 AM
is that Aros running on Mini?

I do not know how it works, if you can use aros roms you could certainly also boot aros 68k in it



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Reply #2 on: April 16, 2022, 01:43:25 AM
Amiga 500Mini seems to use an old version of the Amiberry emulator, so I think it can also run AROS 68k Roms.


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Reply #3 on: April 16, 2022, 02:05:07 AM
You cant freely configure the emulator. The gui to edit the settings isnt even available and the configuration is setup on the devices inaccessible internal read only storage.
That's what made it tricky.
Getting it to run isn't as simple as configuring the emulator and selecting the aros roms.
I wouldnt have made the post if it was that straightforward.



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Reply #4 on: April 16, 2022, 02:59:15 AM
You cant freely configure the emulator. The gui to edit the settings isnt even available and the configuration is setup on the devices inaccessible internal read only storage.

If you intend to get to the Amiberry Menu, here is the solution:

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=110363


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Reply #5 on: April 16, 2022, 03:15:40 AM
Did you actually read my post?

Ive managed to fully open up the system and have AROS installed.
That is what the image is. AROS running on the mini.
And as I mentioned part of the configuration is on a read only media so cant be changed with the gui, even when you do get access.
Clearly Ive gotten access already though. Its not available with a little work though and kind of useless anyway seeing as you cant change some important options.



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Reply #6 on: April 16, 2022, 03:21:05 AM
Sorry unfortunately the online translator made me understand that, however nice work, maybe then you will try my AROS One 68k  :)


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Reply #7 on: April 16, 2022, 11:41:00 PM
The nostalgia was too strong so I caved and bought one despite having a dedicated x86 emulation box, an expanded a1200 and a Mister already.
I must admit I quite like it, theyve done a decent job.

I couldnt help myself though and had to tinker to try and get AmigaOS installed on it in a "standard" and usable fashion. People had been making whdload OS installs, but that's little more than a novelty due to it being read only.
Took a little while to to get my head around exactly how Retro Games Ltd. had gone about setting things up and they have some configuration settings on the internal storage (which is read only, so can't be changed).
Three days later however and I figured out some workarounds and managed to get AmigaOS installed to directory based "partitions" (ie. directories on a usb storage device that the emulated Amiga sees as partitions).
Once I managed to do that I wanted to do some more experimenting to see what I can get this little machine to do. It took a little more messing around, but in the end this was one of my successful experiments.
I have to admit for an emulated 68k cpu on a cheap ARM SoC I was surprised at how nippy it is.

Was and is great fun messing with it  :-)

I just have to fix the naming "problem" (Ive got it calling AROS "AmigaOS"), but that's just a product of my laziness while doing my experiments  :-)


Great! I haven't tried yet to experiment with 'A500 mini hacks' yet, and I wondered if AROS could run on it. You showed me the answer!



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Reply #8 on: April 17, 2022, 11:02:57 AM
@korban: welcome, fishy_fis.  ;D