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Re: [MiNT] Installing on a MegaSTE
On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 16:35 -0500, Mark Duckworth wrote:
> On 1/13/10 3:56 PM, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 14:21 -0500, Mark Duckworth wrote:
> >> On 1/13/10 1:59 PM, Christos Tziotzis wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> A friend and I tried to install MiNT on his 4MB MSTE without XFS.
> >>> However the memory usage was approximately 3MB of RAM living only 1 to
> >>> the user. As you can see this makes the system almost useless. So:
> >>> Is there a way to minimize the memory usage?
> >>> Also could this be an effect of left over code in MiNT? And if so,
> >>> should there be a clean up of the code?
> >>> The system was: MiNT, XaAES, Teradesk, and Ethernec driver.
> >>> Thanks.
> >>> Christos
> >> This is about right :(. I too want to run mint on my MSTe so I hunted
> >> solutions and found one. The Magnum STe. This isn't for sale anymore
> >> and wasn't for sale for very long but it is a 14MB st ram board for
> >> ste's. They also made an ST variant as well as a TT variant that
> >> allowed 256mb! of tt ram. I searched for a couple weeks and got in
> >> touch with the author. I found the schematics online and hunted down
> >> all the components to build a board. The author graciously sent me the
> >> CPLD code as well as the gerber files to have a pcb made! The author
> >> even gave me permission to sell the boards with profit! If all goes
> >> well I'll have 2 MSTe's with 14MB of ram and the parts to build 6 more
> >> of them to send to people! If it works, I will buy the rest of the
> >> components I need to make as many as possible but the CPLD is no longer
> >> available through normal channels. I still have to go over the gerber
> >> files and submit it to batchpcb. The CPLD's are very expensive so any
> >> boards produced are going to be well over $100USD in components and pcb
> >> cost alone but hey... Also an associate of the developer has several
> >> Magnum ST and TT boards left and I asked him to send them to me which he
> >> is doing for the price of postage! These guys definitely have no atari
> >> interest anymore.
> >> But between this and the MSTEIDEM there is a reason to built mint for ST.
> >> The sad thing is between Aranym, 2 TT's and my falcon, I have no idea
> >> WHY I want to make my mste usable with mint... I just DO.
> > I've got the Magnum ST here.
> > I'm contemplating ripping open my Stacy and popping it in.
> > But the MACH210 should be replaceable by another CPLD as the code for
> > them could be easily recompiled to something else. That's of course if
> > you have the CPLD source code and not use the hex dump.
> > Alan.
> That's all I have to say.
Very nice !