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Let’s see what 2018 brings….

Honestly there isn’t a lot I have going on with Amithlon (or Amiga) at this time.  I’m getting more involved in Lightwave 2018 (and 2015.3) these days but I’m hoping to do some more hardware testing this year if funds … Continue reading

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Kernel init string

Doing some more reading/researching and I found some nice information on the init string to launch Amithlon and including certain settings from the ‘startup-sequence’ in AmigaOS in the init string to potentially eliminate an additional OS restart. First off, the … Continue reading

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Nothing to update currently…..

Nothing really going on currently for me and Amithlon.  I’d like to continue testing new(er) hardware, perhaps an early i7 motherboard (ICH10R chipset) and maybe a PCIe Soundblaster type card…..   However that will all need to wait until I have … Continue reading

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Back to nVidia FX5200

I swapped out the Matrox G550 PCIe card, going back to the nVidia FX5200 PCI card. Main reason would be it is significantly faster and I’ve been spoiled with starting with nVidia cards when I first began working with Amithlon. … Continue reading

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MultiFileSystem (mfs21.lha)

Using the Catweasel and having mountlist for Amiga DD, Amiga HD, PC DD and PC HD, if all were mounted and you put in a floppy….you would have the disk icon for the mounted drive and also, if for example … Continue reading

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Intel PRO-1000 PCIe card installed

Great news, the Intel PRO-1000 Desktop PCIe network card works with Amithlon, Kernel 4.  I pulled my PCI RTL8169 and installed the PCIe Intel Pro-1000 card.  I had already compiled the kernel with the Intel card embedded so booted my … Continue reading

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Catweasel installed and it’s awesome.

The Catweasel is in and this thing is pretty freakin’ cool! Unplugged the floppy cable from the motherboard and plugged the end into the black connector on the Catweasel.  I then Plugged the included white cable into my motherboard’s floppy … Continue reading

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A PCIe video card successfully tested

I read that Pedro Cotter was using a PCIe Matro G550 card in his Amithlon system so I decided to test one out.  I had removed all the additional framebuffer drivers from my kernel so I did a quick compile … Continue reading

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My Amithlon System

For grins, here’s my Amithlon system, from power on to running AmigaOS (video) and a picture of my Workbench and SysInfo v4 speed test. System configuration: Gigabyte Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard Intel Core2Duo @ 4.00 Ghz (2) 512 MB ram modules … Continue reading

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Catweasel Mk4 PCI

Picking up a Catweasel Mk4 PCI card, hoping this will work well with Amithlon allowing me to read/write Amiga formatted floppies. The device allows reading/writing Amiga DD/HD, PC DD/HD and Mac formatted disk with a standard PC floppy drive. The … Continue reading

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