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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
   posted by m3x on 18-May-2015 7:45:41 (4098 reads)
A new U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500 is available from our online shop.
These are the new features:

- new redesigned GUI with an 'amiga' style, enabled via Menu->Video Options->Console->Silent
- unified support for Sam460ex and Sam460cr boards
- support for USB EHCI, now booting from a SD card is very fast
- better support for USB devices
- removed 2 GB limit for USB sticks
- better compatibility with newer Radeon HD graphic cards
- introduced a new menu entry to change the x86 gfx BIOS emulator accuracy. If your graphic card
show some visual problems on startup, try increasing the x86 BIOS emulator accuracy
- new DDR2 boost settings: read, write, read + write (up to 5% speed increase on reads and up to
10% on writes)
- DDR2 boost setup done from a new menu entry
- added support for old Permedia2 graphic cards, for 'history' reasons
- added 'ping' command
- corrected a bug in the serial port GPIO configuration



Before upgrading, we strongly suggest to read the included guide, especially the warning about the USB EHCI driver.

This update is available on our online shop, on this page

    

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pavlor 
Re: New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
Posted on 18-May-2015 15:11:55
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Nice!


Asking money for firmware update is unusual, but improvements seem to be geat, so probably worth the money.

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strim 
Re: New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
Posted on 18-May-2015 15:31:03
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But is the source available for customers? I don't have a problem with paying for this, as long as the source is provided. After all UBoot is GPL.

Last edited by strim on 18-May-2015 at 03:32 PM.

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Posted on 18-May-2015 16:20:10
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I have heard that the speed of the internal SD slot is greatly improved in this version of U-Boot. If you could use a SD card instead of a hard drive you could remove your SATA controller and use full size graphics cards. To use a SD card as a hard drive a minimum size would be 64 GB. Only SDHX cards are that big. Does anyone know if the internal slot on a SAM 460 supports SDHX cards?

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digaorj 
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Posted on 18-May-2015 16:41:21
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Nice job!!!

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m3x 
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Posted on 18-May-2015 17:44:02
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@strim

Quote:
But is the source available for customers? I don't have a problem with paying for this, as long as the source is provided. After all UBoot is GPL.

Yes, source code is available from the Sam460ex / Sam460cr pages on our website:

http://www.acube-systems.biz/download/u-boot-2015.a_prod.tar.gz


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strim 
Re: New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
Posted on 18-May-2015 18:16:54
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I wanted to buy the binary with express paypal checkout, but after logging to paypal and confirming there, it redirects back to your shop, which only displays a blank page. Could you look into it? I sent you PM with URL.

Last edited by strim on 18-May-2015 at 06:17 PM.

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Re: New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
Posted on 18-May-2015 21:03:19
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Posted on 19-May-2015 13:41:30
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I've waited a long time for a uboot update. My A1-500 has a big problem detecting many SATA hard drives and DVD drives. Hopefully this situation has been improved, although there is no mention of it. I'd gladly pay for the update.


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SinanG 
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Posted on 19-May-2015 16:22:42
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@thinkchip

How are you connectimg drives to Sam460?. I have 4 drives connected via Sii3114 card. It seems order of drives is important for sii based cards.


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Re: New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
Posted on 19-May-2015 17:11:07
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What's the limit for SDXC cards? 64 GB or even greater?


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Re: New U-boot 2015.a for Sam460/AmigaOne 500
Posted on 19-May-2015 17:17:59
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The size can range from 32GB to 2TB using the exFAT file system. I don't know if a different file system can be used.

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kyle 
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Posted on 19-May-2015 21:30:14
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Updated, thank you!

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Posted on 21-May-2015 7:03:55
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So when do we get a similar update for the X1000?
I want faster boot times. It's painfully slow :( Both the CFE initialization wait and the kickstart loading. Total boot takes over a minute, like the A1200 with all patches. Very frustrating when it locks up 20 times a day during some debugging sessions.


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Posted on 2-Jun-2015 16:46:40
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So this will not work on an AmigaOne 1000? I'll get it anyway, since I have an AmigaOne 500 also, but I want to use it on the AmigaOne 1000 also if possible. If not possible, that's OK, but I'd rather be told "no" than find out the hard way.

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jabirulo 
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Posted on 16-Jun-2015 20:57:14
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Hi, I know Max (or who is in charge of new updated UBoot) is quite busy.
But any ETA when a fix for new/latest/updated UBoot's USB keyboards not working?

TIA

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m4x, any plans for a bug fixed version regarding USB keyboards?

Some help for you:
Logitech K360: working in both Uboot and AmigaOS 4.1.8
ACE CUB101: working in both Uboot and AmigaOS 4.1.8
Logitech UltraX Keyboard, Model Name Y-BL49, P/N 867510-0106: DOES NOT work in Uboot, but is working in AmigaOS 4.1.8.

Writing this with the UltraX keyboard connected to a Sam460ex running AmigaOS 4.1.8 (FE Update 1).

The K360 and CUB101 are both missing the right Windows key which is (ironically) a big no no for an Amiga.


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