Cool indeed! I'm not very interested to run Linux on my Pi myself, the port of RISC OS and other OS'es is what makes it interesting.DavidS wrote:Cool; Now I will have 4 non-n*x Operating Systems to play with as soon as I get my R-Pi.
There's no virtual memory, and the OS loads into and runs from RAM. Modules adding further functionality also load to RAM. (Theo or someone, please correct/clarify if required!)pygmy_giant wrote:am I right in understanding that RISCOS (partially) runs in RAM also?
Puzzled. The Rapsberry Pi only has RAM. Original RISC OS hardware had a ROM in which the operating system sat - in the Pi it allocates itself some RAM and protects it from write access. Other components allocate themselves some RAM but permit write access. Applications load into RAM and are paged into a particular logical address (&8000). Some software sits on disc until/unless you run it But all software is actually running in RAM whether RISC OS or Linux!am I right in understanding that RISCOS (partially) runs in RAM also?
Distro updated to recover the icon bar and to boot up automatically on power on into the RISC OS GUI desktop with working networking.This is really just an unofficial taster as the bottom 5% of the screen is currently cut off (this is being worked on) and the desktop display is currently fixed at 1920x1080 so you need a monitor that can display at that resolution. Also there's no tutorial yet but there is a little free software.
Here's the pre-ALPHA distro: http://www.svrsig.org/RISCOS_Distro.zip
I thought this might be to do with the SD card formatting, but formatting as FAT or FAT32 makes no difference. Nor does having a 2gb FAT formatted pen drive installed.'Machine startup has not completed successfully: 'Failed to load DOS FAT sectors'
I'm afraid the SD card filing system on RISC OS is very very alpha at the moment. If your SD card is one of those that is supported (and the list is only just being put together) then you will find a complete boot structure in the RAMFS after it has booted up. If you format a pen drive under RISC OS (!HForm in $.Utilities.Caution') and copy the contents of the RAM FS onto it then all you need to do is to alter the file '!Boot' on the SD card to say '*SCSI[CR]*Run !Boot' rather than ''*Exec Run_Me' and it will boot from the pen drive rather than the RAMFS/SD card (so long as it can read the file !Boot from the SD card).After 5 to 10 minutes of what seems like a hung computer, i get a typical riscos warning message (on a blank grey background) stating