Although RISC OS on the Pi is still really 'pre-alpha' you can see what a RISC OS distro might look like. This is a zipped 2Gbyte SD card image which is just 38 Mbytes in size and should be unzipped (using WinZip or 7zip) and then written to an SD card using Win32DI.Where is the download for RISCOS?????
I think the ROM FS is long gone. If you click over the 'Apps' icon you will see the 'Resources:apps' folder and clicking with adjust over the close icon will show the 'Resources:' filing system. When building a ROM, extra files can be included in here quite simply.Someone knows how to create an image with the ROM FS and its apps?
Is there some kind of Howto somewhere to show how to add apps to the image?svrsig wrote:I think the ROM FS is long gone. If you click over the 'Apps' icon you will see the 'Resources:apps' folder and clicking with adjust over the close icon will show the 'Resources:' filing system. When building a ROM, extra files can be included in here quite simply.
At the moment it is alpha. Getting tutorials together and other resources is in hand.Is there some kind of Howto
Thanks,BrokenFrog wrote:Works really well for me on a Transcend Class 6 4GB card. No problems reading and booting, and no problems writing either!
The download is 27Mbytes in zipped form but the image inside is 240Mbytes so your best bet is to download the zip file and use 7zip (for Windows) to extract the image file. The image file then needs to be written to an SD card using Win32DiskImager (under Windows). What are you using to decompress it? Have you checked the CRC and/or md5sum of the extracted image?i have tried the alpha riscos image in this forum and risc os forum,but when i decompress it i get a corrupted image
At the '*' prompt, you are actually running RISC OS but (most probably) the particular SD card you are using is one that RISC OS is unable to read from. It sees it as 'not present' and so is unable to boot from it. The 3 Jul 2012 distro is actually very tolerant of a large range of SD cards (and so this failure is unexpected - what brand of card are you using?). To eliminate any other issues, type '*SDFS' and then '*CAT' before typing '*Run !Boot' and see what you get. If it is still 'drive empty' then the only suggestion is that you try a different SD card - cheap ones now seem to work OK under RISC OS.i have download again the image and now it loads but when i get the * and write !Run Boot i get drive is empty. Any suggestion?
I bought several cheap 2G and 4G SD cards at Maplin (£3 or £4 each) and they seem to work with the 3 July distro (but not with earlier ones as improved SD card drivers, both in firmware and RISC OS have been included). Haven't found one that doesn't work on the 3 July distro yet...Now I feel like I'm missing out - might have to buy a transcend SD card