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Offline nicholas

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2010, 03:53:44 PM »
Quote from: motorollin;601222
That's amazingly generous... thanks! Could you let me know the model please so I can check it's compatible?


No problem at all, if I can't do a good turn at Christmas when can I do one? :)

I'll dig it out later tonight once the little one has gone to bed and find out the model number and specs.

Finding the charger will be the greatest mission!
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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2010, 04:41:40 PM »
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No problem at all, if I can't do a good turn at Christmas when can I do one? :)

I'll dig it out later tonight once the little one has gone to bed and find out the model number and specs.

Finding the charger will be the greatest mission!
Maplin do "universal" charger, might be worth a shot.

@Nicholas that was a generous offer! I can't wait to see what Moto does with it :)

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2010, 04:50:11 PM »
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No problem at all, if I can't do a good turn at Christmas when can I do one? :)

TBH I can't think of any other time of year when such behaviour would be appropriate ;)

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I'll dig it out later tonight once the little one has gone to bed and find out the model number and specs.

Finding the charger will be the greatest mission!

Please don't go to huge amounts of trouble! I would hate to think of you digging through the loft for hours! If you can lay your hand on it fairly easily then I will be extremely grateful, but don't put your back out over it ;)
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
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40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2010, 04:51:25 PM »
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Maplin do "universal" charger, might be worth a shot.

@Nicholas that was a generous offer! I can't wait to see what Moto does with it :)


Universal charger might do the trick. Hopefully I can get this project off the ground fairly soon once I've got the mobo and an A1200 case!
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
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50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2010, 07:04:18 PM »
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Broken laptop is by a long shot the best idea. You'll really want something with a crappy BIOS (rather than the EFI based MacBook) as it's just more compatible with GRUB :) x


BTW, AROS does boot now on some Intel Macs, so that MacBook could potentially be a nice AROS laptop (preferably in one piece IMHO ;) )
 

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2010, 08:53:42 PM »
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BTW, AROS does boot now on some Intel Macs, so that MacBook could potentially be a nice AROS laptop (preferably in one piece IMHO ;) )
I've managed to get AROS x86 booting on my first gen MacBook pro... But not on my latest generation MacBook Pro... I've not tried the x64 native version yet, that might work...

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2010, 01:28:29 AM »
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TBH I can't think of any other time of year when such behaviour would be appropriate ;)


Please don't go to huge amounts of trouble! I would hate to think of you digging through the loft for hours! If you can lay your hand on it fairly easily then I will be extremely grateful, but don't put your back out over it ;)


According to the missus "It's in the back room".

Which means box shifting, I'll get back to you by boxing day. lol
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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2010, 08:20:56 AM »
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According to the missus "It's in the back room".

Which means box shifting, I'll get back to you by boxing day. lol


No worries mate, whenever you can get round to it! Thanks!
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

Offline Cammy

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2010, 09:37:23 AM »
While it's not Intel-based, this Mini-ITX motherboard doesn't even need a fan or heatsink and runs both Aros and AmigaOS4 :D http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=hardware&pid=1
A1200 030@28Mhz/2MB+32MB/RTC/KS3.1/IDE-CF+4GB/4-Way Clockport Expander/IndivisionAGA/PCMCIA NIC
A1200 020@14Mhz/2MB+8MB/FPU/RTC/KS3.0/IDE-CF+2GB/S-Video
CD32 020@14Mhz/2MB+8MB/RTC/KS3.1/IDE-CF+4GB
A600 030@30Mhz/2MB+64MB/RTC/IDE-CF+4GB/Subway USB/S-Video/PCMCIA NIC/USB Numeric Keypad+Hub+Mouse+Control Pad
A500 000@7Mhz/512kB+512kB/ROM Switcher/KS3.1+1.3/S-Video

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Offline Halabus

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2010, 09:38:51 AM »
Hello, this is my first post here. I've been lurking for a while and decided this it was about time to speak up.:)
If you go with a mini-itx board instead of a laptop and plan on running  classic software with UAE, a single core atom might not cut it. I have  no experience with AROS but i have run e-uae on my ubuntu netbook, some  things seem to start out ok, but eventually the audio and frame rate  drop.
I also have a mini-itx dual core ion based system (also ubuntu and e-uae), it runs games fine. I have no idea how uae works in AROS but i thought this might be useful information.

Another thing to keep in mind, as far as i know the newer Atom boards  with intel chipsets only support vga out. The nvidia ion based boards  have vga+dvi+hdmi so you'll have more options.

I agree that a laptop board is the best option as far as space, heat and processor are concerned.
Hope i got that right:lol:
Merry Christmas!
 

Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2010, 09:51:28 AM »
@Cammy
A OS4-compatible board would be fantastic, but sadly it's far too expensive :

@Halabus
Good point. Once I've got the spec of the laptop I'll check its ability to run UAE under AROS.
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2010, 11:21:58 AM »
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While it's not Intel-based, this Mini-ITX motherboard doesn't even need a fan or heatsink and runs both Aros and AmigaOS4 :D http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=hardware&pid=1


At £450 plus the cost of buying OS4... That is really going to sting, also Nicholas's PIII laptop is probably more powerful and free :)

@Moto have you factored in the cost of buying a broken A1200 or checking on Amibay for some leftover cases and keyboards from tower conversions (that's where I found an A1200 case and keyboard for my attempt at this project)

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2010, 11:33:54 AM »
I could never get the SAM version of AROS even close to installing on my SAM 440ep.
 

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2010, 11:56:20 AM »
@bloodline
Do you think a PIII will run UAE adequately under AROS? Oh god that sounds really ungrateful, but really if I'm going to grab some free hardware I should really check it's going to do what I need it to ;)

As for the case, yeah I was planning on asking around for tower-conversion leftovers or dead A1200s. Hopefully I can find one as shiny and White as my lovely NOS A1200 :)
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2010, 12:39:11 PM »
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@bloodline
Do you think a PIII will run UAE adequately under AROS? Oh god that sounds really ungrateful, but really if I'm going to grab some free hardware I should really check it's going to do what I need it to ;)

I don't see why not, my first proper experience with UAE was DosUAE on a 200Mhz PII, back in 1999... I was totally blown away by the fact that it was easily 2 to 3 times faster than my real 040 Amiga (in CPU alone, chipset operations were infinitely faster, if need be)... And has built in RTG/AHI support... That is when I knew the Amiga was dead.

UAE in AROS on a PIII should rock (especially if it has a Nvidia gfx chip), and if you use Janus then it should be effectively seamless experience :)

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As for the case, yeah I was planning on asking around for tower-conversion leftovers or dead A1200s. Hopefully I can find one as shiny and White as my lovely NOS A1200 :)

There are plenty around ;)