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RasPi finally boots AROS

Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:25 am

Congratulations to Nick Andrews, aka Kalamatee, who just finished to port AROS(*) to the raspberry Pi:
(have a look at the platform in the About window)
It is missing some USB part to be fully complete, but for now boots to the board, the Wanderer.

We, the AROS Dev Team, hope this port will get interest from the RasPi community, because of its small footprint, its speed, and its ease to develop for as much as the Amiga community which could find again the sensations of its glorious times.

(*) The AROS Research OS is a reimplementation from scratch of the Amiga OS, while improving it in many areas. ( )

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Re: RasPi finally boots AROS

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:04 am

Fantastic! I'll dig out my copy of Imagine 2.0 :)

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Re: RasPi finally boots AROS

Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:30 am

Where is the best image download for AROS for Raspberry Pi? I've tried the odd stray link but I haven't had much luck.

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Re: RasPi finally boots AROS

Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:22 am

There is little to test at the moment: it would need some knowing about connecting and using a serial converter and terminal as USB is still in the work.
Apart from that, the frame-buffer, the sdcard, the serial output, are all supported.

If you want to participate, drop a post at, or go to IRC #aros (freenode)

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Re: RasPi finally boots AROS

Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:49 am

I congratulate you as one of the first to ever own an A1000 on the first day they shipped (which I still have), and an attendee at Jay Miner's presentation at the Homebrew Computer Club where he first showed photos of the wire-wrap prototypes for the Denise, Agnus, and Paula graphics and sound ICs ... they occupied his entire living room, dining room, and part of the kitchen (I believe it actually DID include the kitchen sink! :lol: ).

I can't wait to try this out with one of the first Amiga 3-D looking games available, the fighter-bomber thriller Zaxxon! The original Amiga A1000 didn't have USB either, so I won't miss a thing! Loading my disks is going to be interesting, though ... where did I put those 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppy drives, anyway?
The best things in life aren't things ... but, a Pi comes pretty darned close! :D
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