Amithlon 3.1.4-3.9

I side-stepped my 3.1.4 Amithlon setup and decided to use the 3.9 to 3.1.4 upgrade script from Aminet.

I followed the script (definitely don’t execute it on Amithlon) as you need to make sure the appropriate Amithlon files and startup-sequence commands are retained.   This provided me with my already configured 3.9, plus Boingbags 1 and 2, with all the updated/upgraded functions of 3.1.4.  New libraries, new devices, new drivers….new kickstart.   You will need that modified kickstart 3.1.4 (removed battmem.resource and battclock.resource), I had to copy the older printer.device (I’m using netprinter and that may have caused issued with the new one) and the same CacheCDFS system for the CD drive instead of the new CDFileSystem 3.1.4 has.

So far it’s running well, boots faster and I have so much less patching taking place as most of the patches aren’t needed.



Amithlon booting AmigaOS 3.1.4

Just booted the system off the latest Kickstart 3.1.4 and Workbench 3.1.4.  Definitely a bit of effort involved but it works.

I replaced  the kickstart in smallird.gz with the A2000 3.1.4 Kickstart and installed WB 3.1.4 in WinUAE to give me the files for setting it up on a partition in Amithlon.  Compressing the new sys: partition to an .lha and then uncompressing that on a volume on my Amithlon I was able to boot off Kickstart 3.1.4 and Workbench 3.1.4.  I will continue to experiment with it and see how it compares with 3.9.  I have a lot to setup/configure still…..