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News   News : OS4 configurations article
   posted by elwood on 23-Jun-2004 6:59:08 (2381 reads)
Thanks once again to Elwood for another excellent article. This time he gives some insight into how OS4 handles the kickstart images and how you can setup several boot configurations. Very handy if things go wrong

Find it in the article section of IntuitionBase

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Turrican3 
Re: OS4 configurations article
Posted on 23-Jun-2004 9:59:53
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Very nice article

There's one thing I'm missing however, and I apologize in advance if it's been clarified hundreds of time in the past.

Uboot is small and in some way limited, so all it has to do, basically, is to look for and then load a kickfile, right?

What I would like to understand is: once the kickfile is loaded, do we "still" have the Early Configuration Menu with the option to choose a partition to boot from and/or the possibility to skip the startup-sequence?

Thanks in advance.

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@Turrican3:
> do we "still" have the Early Configuration Menu with the option
> to choose a partition to boot from and/or the possibility to skip the startup-sequence?

Yes, sure!


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Thanks!

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@ Turrican3

In fact, booting an AmigaOne goes like this:
- Uboot loads the SLB
- SLB loads the kickstart modules (according to the configuration defined in your kicklayout)
- the kickstart modules are executed. At this point, it is exactly the same as on the Classic. So you just have to press the HELP key at this point to enter the early menu....


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Nice article... Very good reed.


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@elwood

great, this will surely make me feel "at home" (not that the OS itself won't, of course!)

thanks again

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Early versions of the Amiga 3000 also loaded the kickstart from the hard drive due to the fact that the OS wasn't finished when it shipped and of course the A1000 booted the kickstart from a floppy disk so this would the third time in the history of the Amiga that the hardware was ahead of the Operating System and the kickstart was loaded from another media than the ROM.

This has its advantages, many amiga users that had an A3640 or similar accelerator boards already had tons of patches and addons to the normal kickstart (integrated setpatches and things like prepareemul) and loaded the kickstart from disk anyway.

The best solution of course would be to have a decently sized flashrom that could hold all the modules and that you could then reflash. Given that the flashrom had a file system the SLB could just as well read from the filesystem on the flashrom as from disk. Maybe we'll get that at some point


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I really like the way IntuitionBase is coming along, nice work!

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@ elwood

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- the kickstart modules are executed. At this point, it is exactly the same as on the Classic. So you just have to press the HELP key at this point to enter the early menu....


OK, so where will I find the help key on my Logitech Internet Navigator keyboard that I'll be using with my AmigaOne?


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This is the Scroll lock key.


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Well done Phillippe - as allways


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