Finally, i686be-amithlon-ahiusr.lha installed and functioning. I just wanted to get it working vs. the m68k-amigaos-ahiusr.lha version. More of a challenge I guess since I kept hearing it was much more difficult to do than the 68k version.
Bernie stated there really isn’t much of a difference, the i686 will be ever so slightly faster, but use it for bragging rights or something
You need run_elf in your user-startup to let it interpret the x86 binary.
run <>NIL: run_elf GUARD PATCH
I’ll add the note to my guides and include run_elf 1.8c.tar.gz file.
You’ll need both run_elf and run_elf86 copied to C: or C:amithlonc/
After numerous attempts, finally finding the right components to make it work feels good.
This weekend I formatted my system volume and installed Amithlon again. Leaving all my other partitions alone provided access quickly to most of my installed software, just needed to spend time setting up my Workbench and patching/updating. I also had a copy of my Sys: partition on my DATA: volume in a folder so I could easily pull patch files, libraries, review my startup-sequence, etc… as I was setting up my new install.
This time I skipped doing any Genesis install and I went straight for RoadShow for the TCP/IP stack. Everything is mostly working, I have a few software packages to install but before I continue I may do another fresh install. I want to get Amithlon installed, all the proper updates/patches (AOSXL_update1, Boing Bag2, AmithlonUpdate131) installed, USB and networking configured and Picasso96 installed and configured, then make a full backup of this configuration. Experimental patches and software installs come later as this way I can have a full configured base system (AmigaOS and hardware) to restore if something happens and I can re-evaluate what additional patches and/or software to install from that base.