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Amibian © Gunnar Kristjánsson 2019

Amiga is copyrighted by Amiga Inc. Kickstarts are copyrighted by Cloanto Inc.

No copyrighted material is found in Amibian.

 

Your New Amiga

Amibian is what you need to transform your Raspberry Pi into an Amiga.

It is a very lightweight sd card image - 2GB and up.

It is made to give you the best Amiga experience, without having an actual Amiga.

Remember, Re-live, Re-discover the joy of Amiga easily, with cheep hardware and minimum effort.

 

Based on Uae4arm by Chips and Amiberry by Dimitris Panokostas.

Midnight Commander inside for file managing.

USB support (fat32) use your files directly from your flashdrive on your Amiga.

Internet (wired & WiFi) - browse the internet like its 1996! Slightly faster though.

 

Instructions

What you need

  • A Raspberry Pi*

  • Download Amibian

  • Un-rar

  • Win32 Disk Imager**

  • Flash image to micro SD

  • Amiga Kickstart roms

  • Games, Programs, Workbench files

  • Enjoy your new Amiga!

*  All Raspberry Pi's supported, other platforms will be announced later.

** This app is needed to flash SD

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

!! READ the REAME file !!

  1. Download Amibian to your computer.Download the Software needed to write Amibian to your sd card, if you don´t have it already.

  2. Download a program for unpacking Amibian if you dont have any, Amibian comes packed in a .rar file.

  3. Unpack Amibian and "Flash" the image to a sd card (2gb or bigger).

  4. Insert the sd card into your Raspberry Pi3 and plug it in.

IMPORTANT STEPS @ YOUR FIRST BOOT

  1. Exit "uae4arm" or "amiberry"

  2. Type into the terminal   raspiconf   and hit enter (a menu will pop up)

  3. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate and Select Expand filesystem

  4. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard and Select exit the menu, enter/accept Yes to reboot.

  

    This operation makes all sd card empty space accessible for files storing.

WHERE TO COPY and FIND YOUR FILES

  • Once Amibian has restarted, you can plug in your usb flash drive containing Amiga files and configure "uae4arm" or "amiberry"  to run the files directly from usb.

  • Usb flash drive can be found in /media/root/ directory.

  • If you want to copy your Amiga files to the sd card, then you need to exit "uae4arm" or "amiberry" and type into the terminal mc  and hit enter, that opens up a the Midnight Commander file manager (it works only with keyboard, no mouse is supported)

  • Plug in your usb flashdrive and copy your files to the right places.  /root/amibian/amiga_files

PROLONG SD INTEGRITY WITH SHUTDOWN AND RESTART COMMANDS

  • To shut down the system type in terminal   1   and press enter.

  • To reboot the system type in terminal   2   and press enter.

Always shut down properly by using the shutdown command in terminal, 

for prolonging sd card lifetime and reducing the risk of read errors on the sd card.

NOTES ON EMULATOR CONFIGURATION

If you want Amibian to start as an Amiga directly then you need to uncheck

"start in gui " box in "uae4arm" or "amiberry" and make the premade configurations

bootable by installing harddrives or floppys and save it. Or just leave the virtual

floppys empty, and you will end up with the corresponding Amiga boot screen,

according to the kickstart file selected.

 

You Need to check the paths to your kick start ROMs after you have copied your files. Then you must press "rescan paths" from within the emulator GUI. The emulators will not work if you do not do this!

Follow these instructions, and in a few seconds you can have a piece of history, retro and fanciness, on your favorite screen, tv, monitor etc. And its quite portable too...

Enjoy !

 

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