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Offline redfox

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2012, 02:15:20 AM »
@lassie

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Hi can i get Amiga OS 4.0 to run on my laptop? It is an Acer and has Windows 7


No.  Amiga OS 4.0 runs on certain specific PPC system cards.

To run Amiga OS 4.0 you will have to purchase a compatible PPC system, or add a compatible PPC accelerator card to your existing Amiga 4000 or Amiga 1200 system.

For example:
Amiga 1200 plus Blizzard PPC 603e
Amiga 4000 plus Cyberstorm PPC604e

AmigaOS 4.1 for Classic Amigas is available at http://www.amigakit.com

Please read the system requirements before you purchase the CD.

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Offline lassie

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2012, 02:16:56 AM »
Quote from: redfox;709298
@lassie



No.  Amiga OS 4.0 runs on certain specific PPC system cards.

To run Amiga OS 4.0 you will have to purchase a compatible PPC system, or add a compatible PPC accelerator card to your existing Amiga 4000 or Amiga 1200 system.

For example:
Amiga 1200 plus Blizzard PPC 603e
Amiga 4000 plus Cyberstorm PPC604e

AmigaOS 4.1 for Classic Amigas is available at http://www.amigakit.com

Please read the system requirements before you purchase the CD.

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Okay thanks i will have a look there :)
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Amiga 1200 030 34 MB ram. 8 Gb HD.
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Amiga 2000 030. 9 MB ram. 1 Gb HD.
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Amiga 2000 68000 9 MB ram. 1 Gb HD.
Amiga 600 4 MB ram. 4 GB HD.
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Amiga 500 1 MB ram.
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Offline lassie

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2012, 02:20:45 AM »
Quote from: redfox;709298
@lassie



No.  Amiga OS 4.0 runs on certain specific PPC system cards.

To run Amiga OS 4.0 you will have to purchase a compatible PPC system, or add a compatible PPC accelerator card to your existing Amiga 4000 or Amiga 1200 system.

For example:
Amiga 1200 plus Blizzard PPC 603e
Amiga 4000 plus Cyberstorm PPC604e

AmigaOS 4.1 for Classic Amigas is available at http://www.amigakit.com

Please read the system requirements before you purchase the CD.

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redfox
MicroA1 + Amiga OS 4.1 Update 5


I can see i must upgrade my Amiga quite a bit to get it to run :)
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
 

Offline spirantho

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2012, 06:38:21 AM »
I think, knowing you're not a terribly technical person, a second hand Sam 440 is the best option for you.
They're cheap, stable and very economical with power, well supported and easily fast enough to play around with. The only downside is that they're too slow for demanding apps or videos, but you can always upgrade to a faster machine if you feel it's worth the money.
I recommend getting an SSD for it instead of a normal hard disk, then they're silent and really responsive.

AmigaOS 4 is very cool on classics, but I can't recommend it unless you already have a PPC card, and it isn't really suitable for those of us with less experience. :)
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Offline KimmoK

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2012, 06:47:40 AM »
Quote from: Boot_WB;709256
OS4, being a 32-bit operating system which reserves half the address space for error messages, is limited to (2^32)/2 = 2GB.

It would be surprising if Nemo was limited to 4GB though...


AOS4 developers also plan to support more than 2GB, but perhaps not full 64bit yet.
Anyway, if nemo can support only 4GB, it would seem like a major HW bug.
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Offline itix

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2012, 09:31:13 AM »
Quote from: KimmoK;709320
AOS4 developers also plan to support more than 2GB, but perhaps not full 64bit yet.
Anyway, if nemo can support only 4GB, it would seem like a major HW bug.


Supporting more than that is useless because Amiga operating systems can support only up to 4 GB.
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Offline KimmoK

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2012, 09:35:28 AM »
Quote from: itix;709329
Supporting more than that is useless because Amiga operating systems can support only up to 4 GB.


AROS 64bit exist already. I'm sure all AOS variants will follow... hopefully AOS4 does it before PA6T silicon dies. ;-)
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Offline itix

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2012, 11:43:21 AM »
Quote from: KimmoK;709330
AROS 64bit exist already. I'm sure all AOS variants will follow... hopefully AOS4 does it before PA6T silicon dies. ;-)


Yeah yeah yeah... but AROS 64-bit cant run 32-bit binaries. Even if it could those 32-bit applications are still limited to a shared 32-bit address space. In practise it is not even possible use full 4 GB ram because some address space is required for gfx card VMEM and IO.
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Offline Terminills

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2012, 01:06:29 PM »
Quote from: itix;709337
Yeah yeah yeah... but AROS 64-bit cant run 32-bit binaries. Even if it could those 32-bit applications are still limited to a shared 32-bit address space. In practise it is not even possible use full 4 GB ram because some address space is required for gfx card VMEM and IO.


3.8 Gigs is addressable on AROS 32Bit ;P
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Offline persia

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2012, 08:29:35 PM »
The point is, if you want to use an intel laptop, you really only have two choices Classic on UAE or AROS.  If you add old Mac laptops then you add Morphos. That's all that's available currently.
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2013, 01:22:39 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

well for the many reasons already stated you can't run AmigaOS4.1 on your Acer laptop right now but I suggest you check out http://www.aspireos.com as it's an AROS distro and might just work with your laptop configuration.
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Offline Iggy

Re: Amiga OS 4.0 on Laptop
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2013, 01:37:13 AM »
Quote from: persia;709380
The point is, if you want to use an intel laptop, you really only have two choices Classic on UAE or AROS.  If you add old Mac laptops then you add Morphos. That's all that's available currently.


I've got one of those and its a nice performer.
My 1.67 7447 way outperforms the processors used in Acube boards (its almost as fast as a PA6T).
And, of course, when I get MorphOS for my 2.5 GHz G5 Power mac, I'll be way ahead of the X1000 (in performance).

Then again, this isn't OS4 (and I must admit OS4's 3.1 compatibility is getting impressive).
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