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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : New AmigaOne firmware available
   posted by EntilZha on 6-Oct-2004 11:25:20 (19133 reads)
Leuwen, Belgium - October 6th 2004.

In preparation for the upcoming update of Amiga OS 4.0, Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the much improved U-Boot 1.1.1 for AmigaOne SE and XE motherboards.


New features include:

* Support for multiple graphics cards. At this time the last graphics card (usually the AGP card) is used for primary display. Later versions will include an option to choose.
* Support for booting off a Silicon Image 0680 IDE controller. This feature has to be selected manually at the moment, by entering setenv ide sii from the U-Boot shell.
* New CPU support: IBM PowerPC 750GX is now fully supported.
* A problem has been fixed that made the U-Boot environment settings unavailable when rebooting from Linux.
* Support for LBA48 IDE Drivers, i.e. you can now boot off drives that are bigger than 160 GB.
* Support for the new Second-Level Bootloader (that can boot Linux besides AmigaOS), to be distributed with the upcoming AmigaOS 4 update.
* Numerous bug fixes and improvements.

The new U-Boot will be required for the upcoming update of Amiga OS 4.0, to be released shortly to registered AmigaOS 4.0 pre-Release owners.

The download is available in our Downloads section.

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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:13:45
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but now get a reading sector 1 through to 250 scroll down my screen b4 it goes on to boot os4


Bug in the old SLB. It's fixed in the new one, coming with the update.
Please be a little more patient.

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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
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Updated

PS: remember there are five "zero" after the "five"
diskboot 500000 2:0 for me because my cdrom device is 2


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:31:53
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@ Ikir

Ok.


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:37:29
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This is where I am rigth now, I can't boot :( So any help is welcome

] diskboot 5000000 0:0

Loading from IDE device 0, partition 0: Name: hda0
Type: U-Boot
Image Name: Firmware Updater
Created: 2004-10-04 15:06:55 UTC
Image Type: PowerPC U-Boot Standalone Programe (uncompressed!)
Data Size: 605680 Bytes = 591.5 kB
Load Address: 00040000
Entry Point: 00040258

] bootm
## Booting Image at 05000000 ...

Loading from IDE device 0, partition 0: Name: hda0
Type: U-Boot
Image Name: Firmware Updater
Created: 2004-10-04 15:06:55 UTC
Image Type: PowerPC U-Boot Standalone Programe (uncompressed!)
Data Size: 605680 Bytes = 591.5 kB
Load Address: 00040000
Entry Point: 00040258
Verifying Checksum ... OK
OK

] (cursor)


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:38:40
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Here is some info on "El Torito" standard:
The PCs won't boot directly from a CD-ROM, so part of the CD should be written/mounted as a floppy disk image.


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:40:17
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Yes it was five 0 not six! Anyway it works both for me.

@RWO
You don't have started autoboot.
write "bootm"

Update: and as Dave said it seem you are booting from hd (0:0) Boot from you cd (see what device is under uboot) and if it doens't start write bootm after you got the cursor again.


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
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You are trying to boot from hard disk you need to boot from cd. When you go into uboot it shows the list of devices. The number to put in is the one that corresponds to the cd.

 
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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:41:55
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This is where I am rigth now, I can't boot :( So any help is welcome

] diskboot 5000000 0:0

only 5 zeros... 500000 is correct.

i used it exactly like this
diskboot 500000 2:0 (second ide connector)
bootm

and it worked.

byebye...


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 16:58:31
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OK I have a CD burner and a floppy drive (MS type) on my A1 and no Linux and none of the above on my MS box.


Do a search for Floppy Image and use that to make the floppy disk. You will have to rename the image on the PC from XXXXX.image to XXXXX.img first.

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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
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Silly question:
Why the bootm? I made the update without it and it worked?! I think I still don't understand UBOOT fully...

Alex.


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 17:25:09
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Finally done it after 6 cds and reading this forum I used a program called dvddecyrpter to burn it ,its great for iso images and freehere
(it also decrypts films) .Installation should be kept as simple as possibe computing should be pleasure not a pain

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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
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Hi! I just saw this recently and i thought "WOW!", so i just downloaded the ISO-CD file and contacted my friend Morten, whom will be back from vacation on Monday 11th of October. I do not dare to take care of this UBoot-update myself, as one minor mistake could damage the motherboard by some way..

And how knows? By this weekend, we might also be able to download the OS4-Beta Update (for registered Pre-OS4 owners like me). This is just fantastic!!!!

Excellent work, Hyperion! Perfect! It's getting better and better all the time!

God, this is damn fun!

 
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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 17:52:03
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but now get a reading sector 1 through to 250 scroll down my screen b4 it goes on to boot os4


Quote:
Bug in the old SLB. It's fixed in the new one, coming with the update.


Yes, I get the same. There also seems to be an extra reboot of U-Boot (the IDE devices are scanned again). Is this correct?

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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 18:09:07
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Now i'm on Uboot 1.1.1..


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
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So it IS required?


Uh, I was obviously wrong when I said it's not. Sorry


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 18:48:35
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@ ikir

It's a standard for bootloaders on CD's


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 18:50:36
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Not with me. When I burn with Nero and there after boot my A1 I get the message:
"No real elf image installed as a bootloader"


Use diskboot, not boota to launch the updater.

I personally would suggest writing it to a floppy disk (in Linux) via the "dd" command, just use "fdcboot" to flash it... that's IMHO the easiest way... if you have a floppy, that is...


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 18:52:11
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Flat: does not seem to work (mountlists don't get mounted)


It's an ISO image, so don't just burn it as a file. I _think_ MakeCD accepts ISO images.

If not, you can always use the floppy updater. If in doubt, you can even write the floppy updater to an empty disk partition and launch it like a Linux kernel


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
Posted on 6-Oct-2004 18:56:40
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They haven't fixed the "uboot eats up the first typed character after a ctrl+alt+alt reboot" though ;)


To be honest, I never knew that this bug existed at all... I never encountered it.

Quote:
I think I've managed to type in "oota" instead of "boota" due to this error like 50 times since I got 4.0 :)


You can now boot both Linux and AmigaOS throught boota, so you can make it a boot command and never have to type it again


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Re: New AmigaOne firmware available
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@ bennymee

Note that the updater has to be booted with "diskboot", not boota...


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