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Offline trekiej

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2015, 05:33:50 PM »
@Pauli85
I do know amigasys works.
I can not remember if amikit works.
Amithlon is a  live cd, it does help to find out if it will run on a particular machine.
What one can do is get it up and running on one machine and then switch the hdd.
If that does not work update the kernel and try again. I would recommend a second hdd for this example.
It would be a pain to wreck a drive that is running well on the first machine.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2015, 11:44:28 PM »
Quote from: Paulie85;784966
I wonder if using my old Dell Dimension 3100 would be a better bet? I wanted something fast though.
Are there any guides to getting Amithlon+Amikit running on this?



I've never used OS4 but I had AROS set up on an old laptop. I think in the future it will be great but it's not for me in its current state.



I've not done this in a minute, but yes, I've done this one Dell Dimensions from the 2000 series on up to the 4000 series, and only had to install a compatible video card (GeForce 5200 I believe) and Sound Blaster Live.

 I did not have to update the kernel or anything on these machines, and after I installed a few teaks and AmiSYS (which has some of those tweaks built in so be careful), I was ready to go.

There are a lot of guides for this on Google and Eab, though I can't recall which one I followed exactly, just that I used the DOS method over pure Linux.

Also like Trekiej said, get it up and running on one hard drive, then test that hard drive on other machines, and with the same video card at that. If it don't boot, try different kernels, etc. Though all in all, a Dimension 3xxx or 4xxx is perfect. 2xxx is OK, but kinda slow.
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Re: Amithlon
« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2015, 12:50:15 AM »
Aye, Dimension 4000 are ideal Amithloo boxes with a 5200 card in them.  Likely the most pain free setup, at the very least, albeit not the most powerful.
They are as close to a plug and play experience as you'll get with Amithlon.

First time I tried Amilthon was on a Dell 4000 with a nVidia 5200 in it and I don't recall hitting a single snag.  Where as my current Amithlon box (Asus A8N-SLI MB, AMD X2 4200+, nVidia 7800, 2 GB RAM) is a little more dicky to get working right and can be a bit temperamental, especially when it comes to SATA.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #93 on: February 21, 2015, 12:55:19 AM »
I think the Kernel on the cd is not very compatible with some machines but the Newkernel maybe. The NewKernel would have to be installed onto the HDD.
edit:
Is it possible to add a 4GB fat16 partition to the end of the hard drive so that the Amiga OS can read it?
« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 12:58:58 AM by trekiej »
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2015, 02:23:21 AM »
There is supposed to be something like Arosathlon in the works from what I recall. Though I forget it's name atm.



As for Amithlon on a Dell Dimension 2-4000, use this link:

https://app.box.com/shared/hisnu6o4lc

And follow the Alternative Guide.

Also use GeForce 5200 with 512Mb RAM at least.
And Sound Blaster EMU10k based card

The rest should be good to go without extra kernel.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 02:27:05 AM by XDelusion »
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Offline trekiej

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2015, 02:25:16 AM »
I forgot about that link.
Arosathlon, I have not heard of that.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2015, 02:27:47 AM »
Quote from: trekiej;785119
I forgot about that link.
Arosathlon, I have not heard of that.



Arosathlon isn't it's real name, I can't recall what they called it, but it's in the works, or still is from what I know.


BTW, Odamex should work with Amithlon. Nova recently uploaded it at EAB.
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2015, 02:54:46 AM »
All questions answered here:

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=31613

:)

Kernel

http://amithlon.sourceforge.net/


I ordered a Dimension 4600 Mobo to replace my dead one. $20 shipped with CPU, I got the RAM.

When I get it, I am going to document my EVERY step and create a tutorial over time.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 03:00:48 AM by XDelusion »
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Offline trekiej

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2015, 03:41:42 AM »
Cool thing about Odamex. I still have yet to figure out the aros-athlon.
Umilator is what I have found so far and that is fairly old.
;)
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #99 on: February 24, 2015, 07:04:50 PM »
He he he, this is funny. I had purchased a Dell Dimension 4600 mobo to replace my old one with bad caps.

 Anyhow, I scored one with a 2.8Ghz CPU for $20 shipped, which is not a bad deal.
 I also grabbed a 3.x Ghz CPU with faster bus speed to compliment the faster RAM I have for the system; it was only $5.00 shipped.

 Then today I head up to the local thrift shop in the town I live in, and low and behold, what sits for sale including all but the hard drive? A complete Dimension 4600 for $12.50 plus tax!

If this isn't a "Now there are two of them moment, I don't know what is!" :)

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Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2015, 08:00:40 PM »
Congratulations.
It is cold here and working on a computer is out of question for various reasons.
Good luck on the new build.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2015, 08:22:47 PM »
Quote from: trekiej;785341
Congratulations.
It is cold here and working on a computer is out of question for various reasons.
Good luck on the new build.


It's cold here too, and I gotta tote this puppy home on my bicycle because the car won't start today. :)
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2015, 09:12:01 PM »
I ordered a 3.0Ghz CPU (800Mhz FSB) for this unit also. At $5.00 shipped I might as well. :)

« Last Edit: February 24, 2015, 09:28:25 PM by XDelusion »
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #103 on: February 25, 2015, 01:39:33 AM »
Read and Write to USB as well as Amithlon partitions via IcarOS 1.5.2 Live CD.

Life with Amithlon just got a WHOLE LOT easier!

Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Amithlon
« Reply #104 on: February 25, 2015, 01:45:12 AM »
You are a man of many talents.
I did not know that about Icaros 1.5.2.
I will need to keep that in mind when I rebuild.
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