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Re: (S)FTP access for AROS Archives?

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I cast my vote for this idea! :)

Just having an FTP mirror for AROS software alone (nothing against Aminet whatsoever, mind!) would be much easier for me to browse through and grab exactly what I need.

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(S)FTP access for AROS Archives?

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Hey folks,

Out of curiosity, is there a way of accessing the AROS Archives using (S)FTP? Not that I mind grabbing needed tools from the web page itself, but FTP for me would be significantly faster to pull in much needed software.

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Re: New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Noted about the Core 2 Duos on eBay. I actually found and purchased a C2D E8400 for $6, which is a massive improvement over the Pentium D.

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Re: (solved) is this laptop good for icaros or broadway aros ?

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I have Icaros Desktop 2.0.3 running on my old IBM ThinkPad T42. Aside from issues with the wireless card, the hardware is very well supported and runs nicely.

Posted on: 2015/11/25 9:07
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Re: New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Thanks for the heads-up about USB sound cards. I'm not going to be able to get the case for at least two weeks, but once I do and I get it constructed, I'll run a test with AROS to see what hardware works and what doesn't.

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Re: New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Hi,

I get what you're saying about getting a sound card if the on-board audio doesn't work, but I have one teeny, tiny detail I should've mentioned earlier: the motherboard in question is a Mini-ITX form factor, and has only one PCI slot on it. Guess what's got dibs on the slot? Yup, the graphics card!

I *could* try for a cheap USB sound device, but I guess now I'm really going to be throwing caution to the winds with this rig.

Posted on: 2015/11/24 11:21
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New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Hi folks,

I've recently been given a few older pieces of hardware that I want to put together into a desktop for running Icaros on. It's not all cutting edge, but it's decent enough to get good performance out of.

The parts that I got include the following:

1) The motherboard is an Intel DG41MJ motherboard, Socket LGA775, which can take a maximum of 8GB of RAM. According to Intel's knowledge base page for this motherboard, the graphics chipset is an Intel G41 Express chipset, which is irrelevant, as the next part with be what I use instead.

2) An EVGA Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card, PCI, with 512MB RAM. This is listed on the wiki as being supported by AROS with hardware acceleration for both 2D and 3D; a plus for me. :)

3) The CPU is a Pentium D, LGA775. I don't know the exact model off the top of my head, but it is listed as compatible with the board.

My main concern is mostly the motherboard. It's not listed under the platform support section of the wiki, and I was curious to know if anyone may have a similar or the same board, has used it with AROS, and can perhaps offer some insight as to performance, compatibility, or anything I should be aware of when I start getting this put together. Does on-board audio work? Does Ethernet work? Would a wifi dongle be a good purchase?

If anyone may have answers to my above questions, all will be appreciated. Many thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2015/11/24 10:29
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Re: Icaros 2.0.1 update pack now available

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I'll be applying the update tonight on my ThinkPad T42. Is there a list of changes and/or bugfixes for this release available somewhere?

Posted on: 2014/12/10 9:22
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Re: Introduction and Icaros 2.0 on IBM ThinkPad T42

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Wow, thanks everyone! I really appreciate all of your advice and friendly hints! :D

I would like to report that after taking everyone's hints to mind, I have successfully gotten Icaros installed and working on my ThinkPad and running natively! I had zeroed out the HDD first using Dan's Boot and Nuke (DBAN), then used GParted to create two empty, unformatted partitions. InstallAROS picked up on both of them, formatted them, and I have separate System and Work partitions now!

I'm keeping the ThinkPad attached to my router for the time for internet access, but wireless will be my next step to get working.

Thanks again for all the help!

Posted on: 2014/12/3 6:02
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Introduction and Icaros 2.0 on IBM ThinkPad T42

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Hey folks, First time poster, so let me just say first: Icaros is pretty awesome so far. :) I had always wanted an Amiga as a kid, but could never get one (they were a little hard to come by in the US at times). That doesn't mean I wasn't utterly fascinated by them.

I discovered AROS, and more specifically Icaros Desktop, while reading up on a few articles about the Amiga, and decided to give it a crack in VirtualBox on my Mac. I ended up loving it, and kept the VM around to toy with. Once Icaros Desktop 2.0 was announced and released, I dug out an old IBM ThinkPad T42 (not a p model) I had laying around and decided to install it on there.

Now, I admit that I'm rather proficient with various Unix OSes, as well as Linux, I'm not very good with Amigas at the moment, and have a lot to learn. I managed to get Icaros Desktop up and running for the most part on my T42, but I have a few issues that I'm looking to try and resolve, or at least gain some knowledge about.

  1. 1) The installer tends to fail when trying to partition my HDD (Toshiba MK8026GA PA00 HDD, 80GB) into separate "System" and "Work" partitions, a common habit I carried with me from Linux (separate /boot, /, and /home partitions). I have read elsewhere on these forums that this seems to be a bit of a common issue. I am curious to know whether preparing the partitions ahead of time with another tool, for example GParted, would possibly help out here with partition preparation.
  2. 2) I know this one may be a very long stretch, but I was wondering if anyone has ever successfully managed to get wireless networking working on this particular model of ThinkPad. I believe my model has a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG wireless card included, but I am not 100% and may need to check this again using a Linux live CD to check out the hardware configuration. But in whatever case, what are the success stories (if any) of getting this card to play nice with Icaros and work properly?
  3. 3) I can only seem to boot from either the live DVD or HDD only if I use the ata=nodma boot parameter in GRUB. Using ata=32bit causes a hard lock before the Workbench even appears. I tried setting this boot paramter via Prefs, but I can't get it to save at all; the Save and Use buttons are greyed out and don't allow me to click them. Has anyone else had this sort of experience setting boot parameters and being unable to save them?
  4. 4) I can successfully use VESA video at the max resolution my panel can display at (1400x1050), but out of curiosity, is it possible to use accelerated video on this laptop? IIRC my video card is the 32MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9000.

Please note that I have checked the compatibility list located here, but it lists only the ThinkPad T42p, and not my model (T42). Any help anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. :)


Posted on: 2014/11/29 18:48
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