Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
5755 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)
Login

Nickname

Password

Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Support Amigaworld.net
Your support is needed and is appreciated as Amigaworld.net is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.
Donate

Menu
Main sections
Home
Features
News
Forums
Classifieds
Links
Downloads
Extras
OS4 Zone
IRC Network
AmigaWorld Radio
Newsfeed
Top Members
Amiga Dealers
Information
About Us
FAQs
Advertise
Polls
Terms of Service
Search

IRC Channel
Server: irc.amigaworld.net
Ports: 1024,5555, 6665-6669
SSL port: 6697
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

Who's Online
30 crawler(s) on-line.
 24 guest(s) on-line.
 1 member(s) on-line.


 pvanni

You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 pvanni:  2 mins ago
 Templario:  6 mins ago
 Serpi:  7 mins ago
 LarsB:  13 mins ago
 MEGA_RJ_MICAL:  15 mins ago
 BigD:  27 mins ago
 Georg:  29 mins ago
 evilFrog:  40 mins ago
 Dege:  42 mins ago
 BSzili:  1 hr 7 mins ago

/  Forum Index
   /  Amiga OS4 Hardware
      /  Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Register To Post

PosterThread
yoodoo2 
Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 18-Jul-2020 20:21:42
#1 ]
Super Member
Joined: 4-Aug-2003
Posts: 1330
From: Stourbridge, UK

So I've been using a Sam440 and then a Sam460 as my main Amigas for the past 8 years, but have finally got round to dusting off (literally) my original Eyetech AmigaOne SE -yes, the supposedly crappy one.

After a bit of a clean, a change of coin battery and fixing the case power switch, it booted up beautifully. It's clearly an earlier version of OS4.1, but everything seems to be fine considering it's been untouched for several years.

So the big question is what to do with it? I really don't need 3 NG machines, but is there much call for this AGP only, dodgy USB board?

_________________
Happiness is mandatory.
MindSpace: MindMaps and UML diagrams for OS4

We ran 5 Recursion Computer Fairs before hitting the exit condition

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
NutsAboutAmiga 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 19-Jul-2020 12:04:02
#2 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 9-Jun-2004
Posts: 11384
From: Norway

@yoodoo2

I dont know how possible or useful it might be, but distributed computing experiments, or figuring out how to make VPN tunnel between Amiga computers, lot small project to do with networked Amiga systems.

_________________
http://lifeofliveforit.blogspot.no/
Facebook::LiveForIt Software for AmigaOS

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Hypex 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 19-Jul-2020 17:43:15
#3 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 6-May-2007
Posts: 9983
From: Greensborough, Australia

@yoodoo2

You could try installing AmigaOne Linux on it.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/amigaone-linux/files/debian-installer/

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
AmigaOldskooler 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 19-Jul-2020 18:03:09
#4 ]
Regular Member
Joined: 7-Mar-2015
Posts: 189
From: Unknown

@yoodoo2

Cool that your SE is up and running!

I saw an AmigaOne Micro go for 455 recently, so there is demand for the old A1's. :)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-Amiga-One-A1-C-G3-750-FX-800mhz-PPC-System-Amiga-OS-4-1-FE/202997650002

Last edited by AmigaOldskooler on 19-Jul-2020 at 06:03 PM.

_________________
Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1 Blog (amigaos4gaming.wordpress.com)
Old School Game Blog (oldschoolgameblog.com)
Void demo group (amigavoid.wordpress.com)

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
yoodoo2 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 20-Jul-2020 11:57:23
#5 ]
Super Member
Joined: 4-Aug-2003
Posts: 1330
From: Stourbridge, UK

@Hypex
It would be interesting to see how a recentish Linux fares on the machine. While waiting for OS4 to turn up, a became an avid Linux user (suse 6?) and haven't ever felt the need to use Windows since.

_________________
Happiness is mandatory.
MindSpace: MindMaps and UML diagrams for OS4

We ran 5 Recursion Computer Fairs before hitting the exit condition

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
yoodoo2 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 20-Jul-2020 11:58:22
#6 ]
Super Member
Joined: 4-Aug-2003
Posts: 1330
From: Stourbridge, UK

@AmigaOldskooler
Hmm. I might put it up for sale at tend of summer, but I doubt the SE will fetch as much as the MicroA1.

If anyone's interested in acquiring an SE- dm me

Last edited by yoodoo2 on 20-Jul-2020 at 12:00 PM.

_________________
Happiness is mandatory.
MindSpace: MindMaps and UML diagrams for OS4

We ran 5 Recursion Computer Fairs before hitting the exit condition

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Hypex 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 20-Jul-2020 17:42:36
#7 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 6-May-2007
Posts: 9983
From: Greensborough, Australia

@yoodoo2

It would run slightly slowly. Compared to how a modern PC runs it. But I spent time making the install process as easy as possible. USB install might not be best for the SE given it's track record. But it's real slow to boot anyway.

The A1 is a good little machine from what I can see. A prelude to the modern Tabor A1. Except it came out. The SE was a developer machine anyway so not expected to be perfect. It has a bad name but it simply wasn't designed for the public. Unfortunately people sold it to the public. Especially on the second hand market where it was sold as the actual A1 or claimed to be an XE where it clearly is not.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Tomppeli 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 21-Jul-2020 0:32:10
#8 ]
Super Member
Joined: 18-Jun-2004
Posts: 1636
From: Home land of Santa, sauna, sisu and salmiakki

@yoodoo2

I've been thinking the same what to do with my SE. SE's are a little bit too demanding to make them stable or useful. Trying to use the motherboards network or IDE locks up the machine in seconds. Addon cards are hard to find nowadays which are compatible with AmigaOS. Also you'll have to make your own installer CD because newer drivers doesn't work with it. I think it's best to chop them all with an axe and throw away.

_________________
Rock lobster bit me, so excuse me. Amiga. Never forget.
X1000 + AmigaOS4.1 FE
"Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system." -Seymour Cray

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
redfox 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 21-Jul-2020 2:25:25
#9 ]
Super Member
Joined: 7-Mar-2003
Posts: 1732
From: Canada

@yoodoo2

I think it's cool that your SE still works.


A long time ago, I considered purchasing an SE, but my son needed a laptop for school. Eventually, I purchased my MicroA1 near the end of 2004.

---
redfox
MicroA1 with IBM 750 GX CPU and 256 MB RAM
AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1

Last edited by redfox on 21-Jul-2020 at 02:26 AM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
spudmiga 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 21-Jul-2020 22:58:29
#10 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 12-Dec-2002
Posts: 820
From: England, United Kingdom


I remember when I got mine back in Christmas 2002, and the flames i received when I basically told people how crappy they were. I am glad so many years later people have seen the light.

If you have managed to make yours stable then may as well sell it before it breaks again.


Spudd

_________________
A1200 / 2Mb+4Mb / 4Gb CF / OS 3.1 / 1438S Multisync
Founder of NWAG - North West Amiga Group (England)

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
ncafferkey 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 22-Jul-2020 23:53:56
#11 ]
AROS Core Developer
Joined: 8-Jul-2003
Posts: 273
From: Unknown

I think some of the A1SEs are better than others. I use mine as my main OS4 development machine, and it rarely gives me trouble.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
arthoropod 
Re: Resurrecting the A1-SE. It's Alive!
Posted on 25-Jul-2020 3:19:44
#12 ]
Member
Joined: 14-Feb-2018
Posts: 80
From: Gotham

@ncafferkey

The S in Artica-S has to stand for something, maybe "Sometimes_They_Work", or "SH*T_Don't_Work".

Who knows?

Bill Buck, maybe?

Then again, bPlan used it on the Pegasos 1 (with about the same results).

That's why the Peg2 is still the only early AGP system for AmigaNG that's worth bothering with.

Last edited by arthoropod on 25-Jul-2020 at 03:29 AM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  

[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2019 Amigaworld.net.
Amigaworld.net was originally founded by David Doyle