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AB 060-upgrade (Was: Re: BSS Upgrades & German Fair info)
On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Eonic Man wrote:
> What if The TOS ROM is replaced with a bootable MiNT kernal? This way we can
> once and for all move away from single task systems and we can make MiNT the
> standard on '030 and greater systems. Just the basic BIOS levels would on the
> ROM. MiNTOS and MultiTOS deriviatives can be loaded into RAM off of disk.
> Perhaps FENIX will allow '060 support. Just have the basics on ROM to startup
> all devices on the system, then have the system continue loading the rest of
> the system off of the drive.
Like on the really old ST's with disk-TOS :-) But I'm afraid it's not
that simple; MiNT needs TOS to work, to make it 'bootable' you'll have
to add a lot of stuff. Fenix should work with 060's, but I don't know
if it will work independently of TOS.
It should be possible to burn MagiC into an EPROM now that it's
060-compatible, if you can manage with only MagiC I guess you can
order that 060-upgrade now :-)
** Jo Even Skarstein http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~josk/
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