AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)


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by rvalles » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:05 pm
I've tested running the linux-hosted ARM version of AROS on raspbian. It works.

The build I used is: AROS-20120612-linux-arm-system

It does however apparently require 24bit depth. I used a tightvncserver with 24bit and xtightvncviewer to display it on the 16bit pi's X server, in order to work that around.

http://b.rvalles.net/unsorted/raspberrypi_aros.png

Screenshot was done from my desktop computer, so it's 24bit.

AROS's homepage is http://aros.org
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by jimaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:52 pm
There is also another version of Aros, Broadway X, reported to work:
http://www.aros-broadway.de/blog/files/ ... 28-67.html

/ Jim
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by rvalles » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:21 pm
That's awesome, and they apparently have SD card images ready to test on the pi:
http://www.aros-broadway.de/downloads/index.html

I'm gonna do just that in a moment. Fun.
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by jimaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 pm
Unfortunately the link to the sd image seems to be down, but just yesterday it was pointing to a 7z-file. Hopefully a new version will be available shortly. I really like the way they have packaged it just from looking at the screenshots, so I'm eager to give it a try myself.

/ Jim
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by phoenixkonsole » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:23 pm
Hi,

i am uploading right now a new image for the Pi. Takes a bit.
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by cehbab » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:51 am
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Any chance of a torrent or alternative hosting ?
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by Matteo » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:45 pm
When there will be a new release of AROS Broadway with everything working?
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:54 pm
Sorry to push an older thread to the surface but I have been trying to install AROS and using google it came to this link.

I downloaded the broadway X SD card image from AROS used win32 Diskimager to write the the image to a 4gb SD card, I had originally tried it on and 8gb one too, but basically nothing happens when I plug my Pi in, I get a black screen a red power light and a very dim green acc light, plug my raspbian card in and it boots and works a treat.

Is there any specific way to run this or should it just work?

I'm a bit of a noob as far as this thing goes so I am still learning how to make stuff work.
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by Rabbit80 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Hi,

I managed to get broadway running using berryboot - the issue seems to be with the boot partition contained within the image. Just follow the instructions HERE for adding a custom OS.

Cheers

Rabbit
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:30 pm
Ok I am a little frustrated now :(

So I downloaded berryboot which worked fine. I downloaded the 'test' AROS from there site (the one designed to be an image for pi) the file is called debian6-19-04-2012.img.

So I then follow the commands written at the bottom of the page where it says about basically altering the image file, copy it to a USB stick and then boot up my Pi.

So rather than 'install OS from USB' as mentioned on the instructions, I only have 'Copy OS from USB' so I do that and boot it.

all I get is a black screen with white writing saying its starting various services, then it says 'Debian GNU/linux 6.0 raspberry pi tty1'

Then it askes for my logon and password (the default ones) which just gets me to bash, so question is whats gone wrong? or do I need a different image?
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by Rabbit80 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:51 pm
Not sure - it worked first time for me. I will follow the process again later and see what I can do. I'm very much just playing with various OS's to see which I am most comfortable with at the moment, so no longer have berryboot on my sd.
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by Rabbit80 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:08 pm
Just had a thought...

Did you try startx at the bash prompt?
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:58 pm
Ok I thought ah no I have tried that, but if I do type startx It starts doing something and then it comes up with errors and stuff and eventually fires up and goes back to the bash command line.

I then did apt-get update and it downloaded a few bits but still didnt improve.

So basically no worky! :(
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by Rabbit80 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:27 pm
Hi

Try this image that I extracted / converted a few days ago. In berryboot when you add an image, you have to hold down the add os button to install from usb stick.

Edit: Update boken linky ;)
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:00 pm
Thanks for making one up to try, but it does the same thing.

So I format an SD card to Fat32, I copy the berry boot files onto it and then plug the card into the Pi.

I plug in my hub and gubbins, one of which is the USB stick with the squash img on it.

When berryboot loads it comes up asking to select and operating system, so you press cancel which returns you to another window where you have buttons along the top like backup add OS etc.

So you press and hold on add OS and you get 2 options, Add OS or Copy OS from USB (everybody seems to mention it should say INSTALL rather than copy). So you select copy OS from USB and it sits there copying files. Once done you then click exit and it reboots.

Once it reboots it does the same thing as before, I have tried about 5 times and still it seems to be doing the same thing, if you type in startx it still doesnt work it just comes up with a problem with the x server. :(

I'm going to maybe have a few more attempts before I give up completely!
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by Rabbit80 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:53 pm
What model PI?

My steps - this works for me

1. Create SD card with berryboot (using win 7)
- start / type cmd, right click and run as administrator. Allow
- type diskpart, press enter
- type list disk, press enter
- type select disk 3 (yours might be different), press enter
- type clean, press enter
- type create partition primary, press enter
- remove sd then plug it back in
- type exit, press enter
- format sd card to fat32
- copy berryboot files to sd

2 Copy img file to usb
3 Boot berryboot on PI
- configuration, disable overscan, wired, europe / london, gb, OK
- destination mmcblk0: - format
- cancel at add os screen
- hold add os button and select copy os from usb
- select the arosbroadwayx_squashfs.img from the usb
- click exit
- system reboots

4 start the broadway install
login: pi
pass: raspberry
type startx

Thats it. Done on my system and working perfectly! (except for chromium, abiword and blender :( )

What do you connect to your display with? HDMI or composite? What model PI?
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by Max » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:32 pm
Seems it is setup to use 800x600 as resolution.
If your display/device does not like that, you might need to edit or remove /etc/X11/Xorg.conf before startx works.

(except for chromium, abiword and blender )


Yeah, seems only the icons are installed. Not the software... :roll:

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$ sudo find . |grep abiword
./usr/share/AEROS/Extras/Office/abiword
./usr/share/AEROS/Extras/Office/abiword.info
./usr/share/AEROS/Extras/Office/abiword.info.info
./usr/share/icons/gnome/16x16/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-x-abiword.png
./usr/share/icons/gnome/22x22/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-x-abiword.png
./usr/share/icons/gnome/24x24/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-x-abiword.png
./usr/share/icons/gnome/256x256/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-x-abiword.png
./usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-x-abiword.png
./usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-x-abiword.png
./usr/share/mime/application/x-abiword.xml
$ cat usr/share/AEROS/Extras/Office/abiword
lx abiword


Calls abiword, but the abiword executable is nowhere to be found?
by Rabbit80 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:50 pm
This version is pretty out of date now anyway.. trying to build latest version of AROS to run on pi, but it is failing :(

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./usr/share/AEROS/Extras/Office/abiword


should be the executable ;)
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by Max » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:04 am
Rabbit80 wrote:This version is pretty out of date now anyway.. trying to build latest version of AROS to run on pi, but it is failing :(

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./usr/share/AEROS/Extras/Office/abiword


should be the executable ;)


No, that is a one-line script ("lx abiword")
by Rabbit80 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:56 pm
I admit, I never looked into it!
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by DavidS » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:21 am
i would love to use AROS on the RPi, if only they hada native port (no linux needed). I have looked at the source a little, and I do not think it would be very hard to port. Unortunately I can not port AROS because I do not have the resources to comply with there license.
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:17 am
Well I had another few goes, it really just did not work.

Its interesting the mention of the 800x600 screen res, I am currently running it on a 720p TV with a screen res of 852x480.

I received an HDMI to DVI cable today so I might be able to see if it works better on my monitor.

Aside from that I found it really slow to do anything when copying the OS etc.
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by Rabbit80 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:30 am
I have no idea why. From my end everything works fine. Once again - what model PI are you using? What are your error messages?
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:07 pm
Error messages I cant say because it gets stuck in a high speed loop so you cant read them.

I have a China Built 512mb Model B, so its one of the newer ones.
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by bugsy_malone 666 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:19 pm
Ok I think I was getting confused on my last post with one I have going currently about my HD issues with raspbian, but time for a report back.

As mentioned I got my HDMI to DVI cable yesterday although I did maanged to leave it at work until today :roll: so this time I made sure I brought it home!

Plugged it in with a mouse and cable and it asks you to log in, then it goes to bash, type startx and it starts straight up! I was surprised the problem was the TV to be honest considering Amigas used to be a TV/lower res platform I would have assumed that the designers of the AROS Pi edition would have equally included this!

So anyway it loads but firstly, screen res what do I do about that? Secondly what do I do about software and the like? I will admit I am a bit of a noob with this overall, I certainly get the amiga workbench feel thought :)
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