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marcel_smeding
Oct 7

Amibian 1,4 and raspberry pi 4B

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I'm trying to install amibian 1.4 on my raspberry pi 4B, it seems this is not compatible with eachother. Or am i doing something wrong?

crossconnect4u
Oct 8Edited: Oct 8

1.4 is not compatible with Pi 4 or Pi 3A+. 1.4 works fine on a Pi 3. 1.5 final will be and is still in development. 1.5 beta no pi 4 either. But did at one point have uaegfx working on beta. Make sure to get good cooling as it is reported to cause the Pi4 to run warm so far. You can install FS-UAE on Raspbian desktop in the mean time as I have done.

marcel_smeding
Oct 9

thanks for the reply, i just have to be patient i guess... :0)

crossconnect4u
Oct 9

Me too... chomping at the bit to get mine. But I have a Pi 4, 3 Pi 3’s, a Pi 2 68k Apple ( My “Apple Pie” ) and other devices, and plenty of things to develop in the mean time... including faq related stuff in the forums and figuring out what is causing all these damn write errors corrupting my files!!! I have had to reload emulations 4 or more times. Even DietPi/Amiberry had issues. Do not recall having many issues with Raspbian. I back up frequently and am making an image library for rapid scratch installs and hdf repository so I can reburn image instead of re-install - with images already intact and pre-configured, and quickly add internet and music files and adf’s and WHDload games. I expect others to have better reliability than me. I think I have something going on locally.

cbm.amiga1955
Oct 12

Could it be due to improper shut-downs?

crossconnect4u
Oct 12Edited: Oct 12

There is that possibility... but even the emulator itself has been corrupted not just the hard files. I power off after shutting down script. I do sometimes reset when I change hard files in the config. P.S. the more i think about it, i may have done both ways...i should try watching my behaviors more closely to see for sure...

crossconnect4u
Oct 12Edited: Oct 12

The only thing I expected to get lost is directory cache on the Amiga images. This possibility has occurred to me though, thanks. Have already started to pay a bit more attention to this as well. I have also done write-read tests on a PC and found cards bad, as well as successful tests and then fails in operation... I will confess however to not shutting down the emulation between reboots, changing hardfiles or profiles ( I do Amiga Reset ) etc...

 

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    Oct 9

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  • crossconnect4u
    Oct 6

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  • crossconnect4u
    Oct 4

    So there seems to be a big an advantage for me with 1.5b for Amiga. I can use UAEGFX to get better screen resolutions. (800 x 600, 1024 X 768, 720p, 1080p) However it seems much more unstable so far. I have not yet found a stable configuration using AmigaSYS4 hardfile from Amiga Forever and Workbench 3 from Amiga Forever (Copied from dir on Amiga Forever PC to a hardfile and then transferred to Pi 3B via USB and midnight commander. "mc" at prompt) (more stable). Please advise me if any of you are finding the emulation just quitting back to the shell prompt, as I may be having power issues or card corruption issues. Just found my other Pi 3 Power supply so maybe I can stop cheating using a 6 port power hub or Amazon device power supply. The beta also has like 3 other emulations including C64, and what appears to be something like a game launcher that is not yet populated with data (Was the bonus stuff that was talked about earlier that i have never seen?? I was getting the Pi 3 lightning bolt a few times (low voltage) while trying to make this stuff work. How is the 1.5 beta working for you guys?
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