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Offline lassie

Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:46:16 AM »
Hi can i get Amiga OS 4.0 to run on my laptop? It is an Acer and has Windows 7
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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 07:59:22 AM »
Not possible :-)
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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 08:07:16 AM »
Quote from: Lurch;709183
Not possible :-)


That was a shame. What do i need to get it? i thought i could emulate it
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Amiga 600 1 MB ram. 60 MB HD.
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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 08:14:32 AM »
OS4 is PPC only and cannot be emulated.

You would need one of the various PPC boards like the SAM, Peg, A1, or X1000, or alternatively a PPC powered legacy Amiga.
 

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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 10:39:39 AM »
If only Pear PC emulator supported it, however only OSX works on it at present.

AmigaOS 4.0 wont boot at all, have tried.

There is a macmini hack floating around the net for 4.0, it works but isn't perfect.

http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 10:52:47 AM »
Quote from: lassie;709181
Hi can i get Amiga OS 4.0 to run on my laptop? It is an Acer and has Windows 7

OS4 doesn't support *any* laptop. It doesn't support no x86 machines either.

These are your options if you want OS4:

  • X1000 (costs ~$3,000+ and can have up to a half year of delivery time after you succeed in making a pre-order of one). Drivers/support for key features of the motherboard isn't there yet.
  • Sam 460 system/Amigaone 500 (ends up at about ~$1,500 including peripherals like case, HDD, etc, taxes and shipping). It performs like a Pegasos 2 (or slightly below), it has some oddities to its expansion options, and the driver situation still isn't 100% in all areas.
  • Sam 440 system (ends up at about ~$1,100 including peripherals like case, HDD, etc, taxes and shipping). It's too slow to be meaningful in a modern context (watching todays video's, browsing complex web pages, etc)
  • Pegasos 2 G4 (can only be bought second hand). Probably your best option, but can be difficult to find; it's great quality HW, performance is decent, and driver support is possibly best compared to the rest above.
  • Amiga PowerUP boards. Obsolete. For masochists only.

If you want "Amiga NG" with Laptop support, your best option is MorphOS on a Mac PowerBook (PPC). MorphOS also runs on PPC PowerMac's, Mac Mini's etc, all easily available as second hand, at prices ranging between $50-$250, and their top level versions perform at the same level or better than the $3,000+ X1000 mentioned above. MorphOS per se also gives huge benefits over OS4, if you are interested in knowing about that you can ask by starting a new thread with that topic! ;)

There! Hopes that helps!

:)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 10:58:54 AM by takemehomegrandma »
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 11:41:42 AM »
TMHG, the guy asked a simple question.  I know you're the designated cheerleader for MOS, but tone it down.

I swear, sometimes I figure you have a MOS tattoo on your forehead and an altar dedicated to "The One True Light".

We're talking about obsolete kit that no one else in the free world cares about, regardless of variant.

Does MOS on the PB support built in wifi yet?  I've still got a nice paperweight here with an Apple logo on it that I can't use.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 11:44:18 AM by Duce »
 

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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 11:53:51 AM »
Quote from: Duce;709197
Does MOS on the PB support built in wifi yet?

Interesting what will happen first, support for this built-in PowerBook WiFi in MorphOS, or support for any built-in WiFi in any AmigaOS 4 compatible hardware (assuming such hardware, having built-in WiFi, will ever emerge).
 

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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 11:59:22 AM »
If they made OS 4.0 so it could be used on all Computers, i think they will sell a lot more i think :-) of course i like the Original Amigas best, but it could be cool if OS 4.0 could run on all newer Computers :)
Amiga 4000 030 18 MB ram. 16 Gb HD.
Amiga 1200 030 34 MB ram. 8 Gb HD.
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Amiga 2000 68000 9 MB ram. 1 Gb HD.
Amiga 600 4 MB ram. 4 GB HD.
Amiga 600 1 MB ram. 60 MB HD.
Amiga 500 1 MB ram.
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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 12:15:44 PM »
Quote from: Duce;709197
TMHG, the guy asked a simple question.


...and I gave him a simple answer covering all his OS4 options, followed by a brief addendum covering his best Amiga NG Laptop option. So everything was properly covered, and his simple question was fully answered! :)


Quote from: Krashan;709199
Interesting what will happen first, support for this built-in PowerBook WiFi in MorphOS, or support for any built-in WiFi in any AmigaOS 4 compatible hardware (assuming such hardware, having built-in WiFi, will ever emerge).


Good point! :lol: ;)


Quote from: lassie;709200
If they made OS 4.0 so it could be used on all Computers, i think they will sell a lot more i think :-) of course i like the Original Amigas best, but it could be cool if OS 4.0 could run on all newer Computers :)


I think that is a great idea, that would definitely be the best thing, wouldn't it? You should tell them this!

:)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline lassie

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 12:20:35 PM »
Quote from: takemehomegrandma;709196
OS4 doesn't support *any* laptop. It doesn't support no x86 machines either.

These are your options if you want OS4:

  • X1000 (costs ~$3,000+ and can have up to a half year of delivery time after you succeed in making a pre-order of one). Drivers/support for key features of the motherboard isn't there yet.
  • Sam 460 system/Amigaone 500 (ends up at about ~$1,500 including peripherals like case, HDD, etc, taxes and shipping). It performs like a Pegasos 2 (or slightly below), it has some oddities to its expansion options, and the driver situation still isn't 100% in all areas.
  • Sam 440 system (ends up at about ~$1,100 including peripherals like case, HDD, etc, taxes and shipping). It's too slow to be meaningful in a modern context (watching todays video's, browsing complex web pages, etc)
  • Pegasos 2 G4 (can only be bought second hand). Probably your best option, but can be difficult to find; it's great quality HW, performance is decent, and driver support is possibly best compared to the rest above.
  • Amiga PowerUP boards. Obsolete. For masochists only.


If you want "Amiga NG" with Laptop support, your best option is MorphOS on a Mac PowerBook (PPC). MorphOS also runs on PPC PowerMac's, Mac Mini's etc, all easily available as second hand, at prices ranging between $50-$250, and their top level versions perform at the same level or better than the $3,000+ X1000 mentioned above. MorphOS per se also gives huge benefits over OS4, if you are interested in knowing about that you can ask by starting a new thread with that topic! ;)

There! Hopes that helps!

:)


Yes that helps, many thanks :)
Amiga 4000 030 18 MB ram. 16 Gb HD.
Amiga 1200 030 34 MB ram. 8 Gb HD.
Amiga 1200 Tower Apollo 1240
Amiga 2000 030. 9 MB ram. 1 Gb HD.
Amiga 2000 68000 5 MB ram. 500 MB HD.
Amiga 2000 68000 9 MB ram. 1 Gb HD.
Amiga 600 4 MB ram. 4 GB HD.
Amiga 600 1 MB ram. 60 MB HD.
Amiga 500 1 MB ram.
Amiga 500 Plus
Amiga CD32
Amiga CD32
Commodore 64
Commodore 64C
Commodore 128
Commodore 128D
 

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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 12:46:12 PM »
Quote from: Krashan;709199
Interesting what will happen first, support for this built-in PowerBook WiFi in MorphOS, or support for any built-in WiFi in any AmigaOS 4 compatible hardware (assuming such hardware, having built-in WiFi, will ever emerge).


ahh support for wireless on AROS will be first. :P
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edited by mod: this has been addressed
 

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Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 01:19:14 PM »
You didn't answer my question though, TMHG.

I've been itching to reg MOS on my PB, as I do really enjoy the OS and heartily recommend it to anyone who will listen - is inbuilt wifi supported?

A laptop I need to plug into ethernet is effectively a paperweight to me.
 

Offline danwood

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 01:19:46 PM »
Quote from: takemehomegrandma;709196
If you want "Amiga NG" with Laptop support, your best option is MorphOS on a Mac PowerBook (PPC).

:)

Or AROS of course which should run on most bog-standard PCs including the laptop the OP probably already has.

http://vmwaros.blogspot.co.uk/

If you just want to run classic Amiga apps, you can run up to AmigaOS 3.9 on WinUAE, the best way to get it (and all the roms legally and easy to use) is to buy Amiga Forever:

http://www.amigaforever.com/
 

Offline zylesea

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 01:21:10 PM »
Quote from: lassie;709181
Hi can i get Amiga OS 4.0 to run on my laptop? It is an Acer and has Windows 7

No OS4 on a laptop.

You may try AROS on your Acer. Or if you get hold of a Powerbok you may try MorphOS on that. With OS4 there's no way to use it on a laptop. The mysterious OS4 netbook (aka the Limebook) is probably vapor only and ridiculously underpowered anyway.