Re: Newbie Amiga install help
Christian T. Steigies wrote:
Oops, haven't incremented the counter in a couple of years. It's more
than twelve years old. :-)
On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 05:38:04PM -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
I have a nine-year-old Amiga 2000 which I'd like to use to build my
packages for m68k so they can go into testing. (One such package is
three months overdue!) It has 1 MB chip RAM, and a GVP Combo Zorro card
with 68030/68881 (all of ~250 kFlop/s!), 5 MB fast RAM, and a SCSI
interface. I don't know whether this is enough to compile my packages,
but would like to give it a try anyway, as it is the only released arch
I have yet to install. :-)
Um, RAM is pretty tight, dunno about the GVP card. I have a GVP
SeriesII+SCSI, which I suspect makes my box crash from time to time, thus I
disabled the driver... did you check the linux-m68k pages?
Just looked and didn't see my card. Oh well. :-(
The first problem is that the GVP Combo doesn't seem to recognize an
external SCSI CD-ROM, there's no icon for it and PopInfo doesn't list
the CD. I know this is off-topic, but can someone help me to "mount" it
in AmigaDOS, so I can start the install?
Get amicdfs from aminet. Maybe you do not have the CD filesystem installed
I'll try this anyway, maybe support just isn't documented.
I haven't touched the machine in five years, and mainly used it as a
VT100 with TV background for the previous couple of years. (I'm so
Second, the insntall docs say something like "unpack the install.tgz
into a directory". I assume this means AmigaDOS binaries of tar and
gzip are included in the install CD?
Um, actually, no, they are not AFAIK. I suspect every Amiga user installing
linux has ADE (gcc+co) installed already.
But if you suceed in mounting the
CD, you do not have to unpack a thing, just double click on the Icon which
represents your grafics card (or OCSECSAGA if you have none).
I'll try that and see what I can get to work.
Thanks, I'll post any success or lack thereof. May take a few weeks
make lha files available from my potato page. I haven't done so for the
3.0.7 build yet, if somebody is really interested...
On "which package," I'm waiting for petsc to build (beware, it takes 45
minutes on a PIII-450!), but looking at the logs, it Build-Depends on
atlas-dev which doesn't exist for 68k. Right now I have Build-Depends:
atlas-dev [!powerpc], lapack-dev [powerpc]; should that look like
atlas-dev [!powerpc !m68k]? Or maybe just atlas-dev | lapack-dev?
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