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Linux install - can't find AmigaForever 2008 CD

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Author Ray
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#1 Posted: 11 Jul 2008 00:29 
Hi. Like some here, my official AmigaForever burned CD is not seen by the AmiKit install and keeps asking for my CD, which is in the drive. I've tried pointing to it with the CD4 option in the harddisk section of the config manager and pointing to the files on my hdd without any luck. How do I get the installer to read my CD drive under Linux (ubunut).

Thanks in advance. Ray

Author alanwall
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#2 Posted: 12 Sep 2008 20:36 
Ray, did you ever getting it working ?
Guessing that not that many people have
installed on Linux.I just tried the new installer
with Mandriva and AmiKit 1.5 and ran into the
same problem

Author rbrown
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#3 Posted: 13 Sep 2008 20:33 
In order to have AmiKit recognize your install media just follow these simple steps.

Make a dir on your hard drive, copy the contents of the CD to that dir and in the EUAE Control add that dir as a hard disk.

Author alanwall
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#4 Posted: 13 Sep 2008 23:50 
thanks ! am on irc right and guess I just missed you
I tried that and it did not work
but I may have done it wrong, do I have
copy ALL the files from AmigaForever 2008
to that dir and can it be in the same dir as
the install dir ?
here is part of my config:
filesystem2=rw,DH0:AmiKit:/home/alanwall/Amiga-AmiKit/AmiKit,0
filesystem=rw,AmiKit:/home/alanwall/Amiga-AmiKit/AmiKit
filesystem2=rw,DH1:Work:/home/alanwall/Amiga-AmiKit/Work,0
filesystem=rw,Work:/home/alanwall/Amiga-AmiKit/Work
so if I added:
filesystem2=r,DH2:Work:/home/alanwall/Amiga-AmiKit/install,0
filesystem=r,install:/home/alanwall/Amiga-AmiKit/install

that would work ?
been beating my brains out trying to get the right path in there
Thanks !

Author rbrown
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#5 Posted: 16 Sep 2008 07:15 
Make a dir for your install media and copy to whole contents of the cd into that dir.

Author rbrown
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#6 Posted: 17 Sep 2008 01:04 
I'm using Ubuntu and had the same problem. If you're using AmigaForever as the source of your Amiga files and you copy the contents of the cd to a folder called AmigaForever on your hard drive you should have a setting similar to this:

filesystem2=rw,DH2:AmigaForever:$(FILE_PATH)/Amiga-AmiKit/AmigaForever
filesystem=rw,AmigaForever:$(FILE_PATH)/Amiga-AmiKit/AmigaForever

If that still gives you a problem then just move AmigaForever out of the Amiga-AmiKit dir like this:

filesystem2=rw,DH2:AmigaForever:$(FILE_PATH)/AmigaForever
filesystem=rw,AmigaForever:$(FILE_PATH)/AmigaForever

If you are still having problems contact me on ICQ #170179855

Author Ross
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#7 Posted: 17 Nov 2008 16:14 
Hi,

I have the exact same problem here using AF2008 and AmiKit on Slackware (well BT3 really) I have mounted my cd and tried to add it a a HDD in EUAE this didnt work, so I tried to copy the entire CD to my HDD in a standalone directory and mount this as a HDD in EUAE but still get the exact same problem. Does anyone have any ide how to solve this? I have had no problems with AmiKit under Windows but wanted to get it up and running on my Linux laptop too. It's driving me mad!!

The install displays:
CD appears to be Amiga Forever 2005-2008
checking Version Number
AmigaForever:Emulation/System/dir/System/C/Wait: Unknown command
AmigaForever:Emulation/system/dir/System/C/Version: Unknown command

this is not a valid source of AmigaOS etc etc





Thanks,

Ross.

Author Ross
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#8 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 22:09 
NE1 ?

Author Slider
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#9 Posted: 19 Nov 2008 06:27 
The install displays:
CD appears to be Amiga Forever 2005-2008
checking Version Number
AmigaForever:Emulation/System/dir/System/C/Wait: Unknown command
AmigaForever:Emulation/system/dir/System/C/Version: Unknown command

this is not a valid source of AmigaOS etc etc


This can happen when 'root' mounts the CD then a 'user' copies the contents to hard drive. There are a few other reasons why it can happen also. The quick fix is to recursively chmod the extracted directory contents 755.

chmod -R 755 <extracted directory>

Author Ross
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#10 Posted: 19 Nov 2008 15:50 
Hi Slider,

Thanks for the reply. I will try that once back at home. As an aside the CD was copied whilst logged on as root and the install was started as root also.

Thanks,

Ross.

Author Ross
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#11 Posted: 20 Nov 2008 13:06 
Hi,

I tried Sliders suggestion but it made no difference unfortunately. surely this must work with AF2008 on Linux? Or maybe not

Regards,

Ross.

Author Ross
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#12 Posted: 21 Nov 2008 12:57 
Hi,

Is this issue really unfixable Is there any logging that I could use to troubleshoot?

Thanks,

Ross.

Author mulder77
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#13 Posted: 13 Jun 2009 09:55 
Here is a solution for this problem. Obviously AmiKit expects a different directory structure. To fix it, copy the whole CD to a folder on the HDD.

CD to there, and create the following link:
ln -s Amiga\ Files/ Emulation

This way the files get found and the installer proceeds.


Good luck
mulder77

Author gabriel
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#14 Posted: 18 Dec 2009 00:38 
Hello there,

I've had the same problem.

Finally i found a solution :

Make the link, as suggest mulder77, and rename the "Shared" folder in "System" :

Emulation/Shared => Emulation/System

For me it worked.

Author xaccrocheur
Guest
#15 Posted: 17 Feb 2011 14:19 
That did the trick, symlinked both dirs, thank you !!

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