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« Reply #135 on: March 07, 2016, 11:55:38 PM »
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« Reply #136 on: March 08, 2016, 10:34:36 AM »
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I know of lot of the information (and even posts) are old regarding Amithlon but since I've just started using it the last few months it is of high interest to me.

I've been working on a guide on installing Amithlon
http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/files/install/snkbittenguide.html
which is a published Google Doc which is updated as needed and contains pictures and animated.gifs to walk through installing Amithlon...

Can't await part 2. :D
Really nice guide at all.


EDIT: how you buildt up the CD exactly step by step to use kernel 3.10?
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« Reply #137 on: March 08, 2016, 05:05:13 PM »
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Can't await part 2. :D
Really nice guide at all.


EDIT: how you buildt up the CD exactly step by step to use kernel 3.10?

I used AMIthlon_CD.lha from aminet and WinUAE.  I added a 500 MB partition to my WinUAE setup and copied the contents of the CD to that partition.  Copied kern310 to the isolinux folder on that partition, edited every text/config file inside isolinux replacing emubox.gz with kern310.   I also threw in a folder with all the patches/updates that I use on the root of the partition.  Ran the script included, saved the output file (AmigaOS XL.iso) to the Windows folder I have mounted in WinUAE and burned the .iso to CD with Imgburn in Windows.

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« Reply #138 on: March 08, 2016, 05:11:41 PM »
Ramithlon from aminet gives a huge speedup btw
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« Reply #139 on: March 08, 2016, 06:53:36 PM »
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Ramithlon from aminet gives a huge speedup btw


Thanks, I haven't covered the "extras" stuff yet like SetDMA, Ramithlon or other tweaks, just trying to get an all purpose install guide and lists of actual real hardware people have used to help others know what to look for.  Heck some probably have a lot of compatible hardware just lying around ;)

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« Reply #140 on: March 09, 2016, 04:03:18 PM »
Here's an update of the hardware list.  Eventually I'll separate the video cards between "Supported" (fully supported/hardware accelerated) and "Works" (builtin/vesa mode).

Amithlon Supported Hardware

Motherboards
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L MB - Socket LGA775 (3 PCI slots)
Chipset - Northbridge: Intel® P35 Express - Southbridge: Intel ICH9
IDE (kernel 3.10 and 4)
SATA (kernel 4)
USB

Asus A8N-E MB - Socket 939 (3 PCI slots)
Chipset - NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
IDE (kernel 3.10 and 4)
USB
NIC - 10/100/1000

GA-MA790FXT-UD5P MB - Socket AM3 (2 PCI slots)
Chipset - North Bridge: AMD 790FX - South Bridge: AMD SB750
IDE (kernel 3.10 and 4)
SATA (kernel 3.10 and 4)
USB

Gigabyte GA-M52L-S3P MB - Socket AM2 (4 PCI slots)
Chipset - NVIDIA nForce 520LE
IDE

Asus K7V MB - Slot A (5 PCI slots, 1 AGP)
Chipset - VIA Apollo KX133
IDE (kernel 3.10 and 4)
USB

MSI k8t neo2 v2.0 MB - Socket 939 (1 AGP, 5 PCI slots)
Chipset - VIA K8T800 Pro - South Bridge VIA VT8237
USB (kernel 3.10)
AC97 Sound (kernel 3.10)

Shuttle AK32 MB - Socket A (1 AGP, 5 PCI slots)
Chipset - VIA KT266A
USB (kernel 3.10)
AC97 Sound (kernel 3.10)

Abit AN7 MB - Socket 462 (1 AGP, 5 PCI slots)
Chipset - NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 - South Bridge NVIDIA nForce2 MCP-T
USB (kernel 3.10)

Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 MB - Socket 939 (3 PCI slots)
Chipset - NVidia nForce4
USB (kernel 3.10)


Video Cards
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 PCI 256 MB (hardware accelerated)
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 PCI 256 MB (hardware accelerated)
Nvidia GeForce 4200Ti AGP  (hardware accelerated)
Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti AGP (hardware accelerated)
Nvidia GeForce PCX5750 PCIe 256 MB (builtin/vesa mode)
Nvidia GeForce GS7800 PCIe (builtin/vesa mode)

Network Cards
Realtek RTL8139D 10/100 Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (OpenPCI driver)
IBM ThinkPad T30 802.11b Intel M3AWEB56GA 91P7215 26P8520 Mini-PCI (laptop) (Prism2v2 driver)

Sound Cards
Soundblaster Live PCI
Soundblaster 128 PCI

Systems - Desktop/Tower
Dell Dimension B110
Onboard USB (kernel 3.10)
Onboard AC97 Audio (kernel 3.10)


Systems - Laptop
Dell Latitude C610 (kernel 3.10)
Onboard AC97 Audio
Onboard USB
Onboard IDE
Onboard NIC
Onboard Video (vesa)
Mini-PCI slot

Dell Inspiron 5150 (kernel 3.10)
Onboard AC97 Audio
Onboard USB
Onboard IDE
Onboard NIC
Onboard Video (vesa) (Radeon 9000 or Nvidia FXgo5200)
Mini-PCI slot

Misc Hardware
Linksys USB200M - USB to ethernet adapter with Poseidon/ArakAttack and usbasixeth.device driver

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« Reply #141 on: March 19, 2016, 01:06:51 PM »
I've updated the Install Guide with getting all your motherboard's USB ports enabled (if compatible) and have added a few more items to the hardware list (which I need to publish as well).  In the meantime I've pulled Milan's (milanca) kernel 4 tree (2.4.37.9) down and merged it in to the last 2.4.x kernel (2.4.37.11) and successfully compiled it.  I'll post a guide on compiling the kernel as soon as I have more familiarity with it and hopefully someone with linux skills/knowledge can move it up to a newer kernel.

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« Reply #142 on: March 27, 2016, 03:04:57 AM »
I've added a "starter guide" to compiling the kernel for Amithlon.  It's using Milan's kernel4 tree he compiled on the linux-2.4.37.9 tree.

It's on my site http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/ as well as the Amithlon Installation Guide, Modifying the Amithlon Kickstart and Supported Hardware documents (published Google Docs).

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« Reply #143 on: March 29, 2016, 02:25:51 AM »
Awesome stuff.
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« Reply #144 on: March 29, 2016, 04:40:48 AM »
Here's kernel 2.4.37.11 tree patched. Inside the .tar file you'll also find my diff patch file "amithlon.patch" which I used to patch kernel 2.4.37.11.
http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/SnkBitten-kernel/amithlon-2.4.37.11.tar.gz

And if you just want the diff file...
http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/SnkBitten-kernel/amithlon-patch.tar.gz

The "amithlon.patch" file was created by running a diff between the stock linux-2.4.37.9 tree and Milan's linux-2.4.37.9-amithlon tree, creating the "diff"erences file which can then be used to patch the stock tree. I applied it to the linux-2.4.37.11 tree and was able to compile a kernel that boots my VB Amithlon.

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« Reply #145 on: March 29, 2016, 02:18:15 PM »
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Here's kernel 2.4.37.11 tree patched. Inside the .tar file you'll also find my diff patch file "amithlon.patch" which I used to patch kernel 2.4.37.11.
http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/SnkBitten-kernel/amithlon-2.4.37.11.tar.gz

And if you just want the diff file...
http://amithlon.snkbitten.com/SnkBitten-kernel/amithlon-patch.tar.gz

The "amithlon.patch" file was created by running a diff between the stock linux-2.4.37.9 tree and Milan's linux-2.4.37.9-amithlon tree, creating the "diff"erences file which can then be used to patch the stock tree. I applied it to the linux-2.4.37.11 tree and was able to compile a kernel that boots my VB Amithlon.


What's the difference between this kernel and the previous one? Also, has anyone tried to update the UAE files to the current ones? Be nice if we could hack that together.

Also, you may want to add the Dell Dimension 3000 to your list. It worked out of the box (with vesa modes) with the 3.10 kernel. It worked with the original kernel, just without sound. It's a P4 system, so make sure you add the P4 patch. This was my dual boot system for a long time.

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« Reply #146 on: March 29, 2016, 03:39:49 PM »
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What's the difference between this kernel and the previous one? Also, has anyone tried to update the UAE files to the current ones? Be nice if we could hack that together.



Absolutely nothing, other than the 2.4.37.11 was the final 2.4 linux kernel before 2.6.  Some driver updates and bug fixes in the linux kernel which may or may not benefit Amithlon.

Most "could" use this to compile their own kernel with the drivers for their particular NIC/Sound built in to the kernel and wouldn't need to load any driver modules.   My goal was to get to boring part out of the way so maybe some one interested in the details could tear it apart and merge it up in to Linux 2.6.x base and the advantages it could offer (newer framebuffer drivers and greater motherboard support).

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« Reply #147 on: April 01, 2016, 05:00:06 AM »
Installation guide part 2 is in progress, with what's done available now, with more to come, soon hopefully.  Replacing kernel 3.10 and it's driver modules with kernel 4 and it's driver modules.  Also I've added the basics of installing Genesis and configuring the network connection.  Published Google Doc so changes/additions happen as I make them.

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**Edit**
Anyone ever run across Gary Colville's 3.10 kernel source?  I have his 3.00-test1 source and compiled it last night, trying to get a look at what he did vs. what Milan did on Kernel 4.   Gary's 3.10 kernel was much more "complete."
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« Reply #149 on: April 02, 2016, 04:23:17 AM »
Ratte, did you see my guide here on Amiga.org?
Also, could I use Amiga Forever 2016 with this?
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