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Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« on: March 24, 2023, 03:35:25 PM »
Hi, any Sam460 users here? Tried to install MorphOS on my new Sam460LE board, but it won't boot. Either the SD Card image nor the Live CD will boot, I only get a blank screen. AmigaOS 4.1 just boots fine via SD or CD, so why does the system refuse to boot MorphOS?
Any ideas what the problem is?
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2023, 03:54:03 PM »
Is it even supposed to work with Sam460LE? From their web pages it looks only CR and EX are supported.
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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2023, 04:03:39 PM »
The specs are nearly identical to the CR model, so why should't it work as well?
But I could imagine the installer sees the LE as an unsupported model and refuses to run...
If that's the case, I probably have to wait for Morphos 3.18.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2023, 05:51:37 PM by skygecko »
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2023, 07:29:27 PM »
It works on my Sam 460LE.

It may be your graphics card..

Make sure it's compatible with MorphOS!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2023, 07:31:02 PM by SACC-guy »
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2023, 08:15:59 PM »
I have a ATI Radeon X1950 Pro, which is supported by MorphOS!
And my SiI3112 SATA card as well.
I even used dd tool to copy the hdimg to the SD card.
So it must be something else...
« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 07:19:51 PM by skygecko »
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2023, 09:43:49 PM »
make sure to follow morphOS instructions.. from the morphOS page

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The Sam460 supports installation both via CDROM and via SD card inserted into the internal SD card slot of the Sam460. We recommend installing from CD where possible.

via CD

    Turn on your Sam460.
    When prompted to do so by the firmware, press enter on the keyboard to activate the boot selection menu.
    When the boot selection menu appears, press enter again to activate the boot device menu. From this menu either choose '3x12 SATA DVD' or '3114 SATA DVD' depending on which SATA controller your optical drive is connected to. If you are not sure, then try first the one and then the other.
    Press enter to confirm your choice in the boot device menu, then escape and enter again to select 'boot this configuration'.
    MorphOS will now start booting. Once it is done booting, follow the on-screen instructions.

via SD card

    Download morphos-3.17-hybrid.hdimg.
    Write morphos-3.17-hybrid.hdimg to an SD card directly as a disk image.
    Insert the SD card into your Sam460's internal SD card slot.
    Turn on your Sam460.
    When prompted to do so by the firmware, press enter on the keyboard to activate the boot selection menu.
    When the boot selection menu appears, press enter again to activate the boot device menu. From this menu choose 'USB HD'.
    Press enter to confirm your choice in the boot device menu, then escape and enter again to select 'boot this configuration'.
    MorphOS will now start booting. Once it is done booting, follow the on-screen instructions.
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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2023, 02:11:30 AM »
I am well aware of these instructions from the MorphOS page  ;D

The problem still is: by performing these steps, either with CD or with SD card, I only get a blank screen, so I can't "follow the on-screen instructions".
« Last Edit: March 25, 2023, 02:18:36 AM by skygecko »
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2023, 09:51:25 PM »
Well then..

It goes back to (since mine works and I use a Radeon 4650)

I still think its the Maybe the video cable? (try dvi cable)
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2023, 09:52:13 AM »
The card only has 2xDVI (tried both) and S-Video connectors. The X1950 Pro is listed as compatible on the MorphOS page, so I don't think it's a GPU issue (but you can still try to convince me of the opposite   :D )

What I received from the serial terminal doesn't give me a clue either:

MorphOS boot loader version 1.10
Booting from HDIMG0
Trying to load "bootsam_ppc4x0.img" from "HDIMG0:"...
Loaded "bootsam_ppc4x0.img" from "HDIMG0:", booting...

So it really looks as if the installer either stops right after "booting..." or it just isn't displaying via my GPU. But then: WHY?

Any more ideas greatly appreciated  :)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 07:20:52 PM by skygecko »
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2023, 07:18:18 PM »
I got the information from the MorphOS-Team that if MorphOS boots but doesn't find any supported GPU, you'll receive this on the serial port:

 !!! OpenScreen(): Could not find any valid modeids. No graphics card? !!!

Since that's not the case and "booting..." is the last line I receive, I can assume it's not a GPU issue!
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2023, 04:55:31 PM »
not sure..
okay then..
do you have another card (on the list) to try?

Because:
the card may be bad?
   since u-boot sees the card and works Maybe not
   does OS4 work?
the cable might be bad?
   BTW which cable are you using? I use dvi to dvi!
   does morphOS support hdmi? I don't know.

the graphics card report may not show because..
   see (d)
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2023, 05:36:46 PM »
My cable is dvi to dvi and as written in my opening post, AmigaOS 4.1 just boots fine.
Other cards I have in spare are R9 280X and RX 550, so only for OS4.1.
Maybe I'll buy another old card from ebay sometime just to be sure but I still think the problem is not GPU related.
Maybe there are some settings or envvars in Uboot I can try changing?
 

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Re: Can't install MorphOS on Sam460LE
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2023, 09:41:32 PM »
One last idea..

Try the install on a fresh drive with the OS4 drive dis-connected

good luck,