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Re: [MiNT] Installing on a MegaSTE
On 1/13/10 1:59 PM, Christos Tziotzis wrote:
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
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.
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.