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Trouble setting up Amikit XE in Linux

Author bbusatti
#1 Posted: 3 Oct 2020 23:22 Edited by: bbusatti 
EDIT: Never mind. I feel pretty dumb now since I just went ahead and executed the program (without completing the quick start guide) and it seems to be finding the files for me.

Hello everyone. I'm new to Linux and just finished installing the OS onto laptop that used to be a windows laptop. I'm currently running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon 4.6.7. The quickstart instructions seem to be lacking in a few places, and my attempt to fill in the blanks has come up short. I've gone through the installation instructions and am using PlayOnLinux 4.3.4. I have also copie Picasso96.lha into the AmiKit/RabbitHole folder. I have yet to get the kickstart roms to work. I have purchased copy of AmigaForever DVD and have tried copying all of the kickstart roms over to the ROMS folder that is located in the folder that PlayOnLinux directs me to. I've tried to keep the filename unchanged "amiga-os-310-a1200.rom" as well as renamed it "kick.rom". The "rom.key" file has also been moved to that directory. I'm also not certain how to workbench onto emulator. The directions tell me to do either of the following:

○ If you have ISO image, select the "​ CD & Hard drives ​ " section under "Hardware".
Click the "​ Select image file ​ " button (near the bottom of the window) to browse for the
ISO image. Find and select the ISO image and click "Open".

○ If you have an AmigaOS 3.1.4 ZIP archive, click "​ Add Directory or Archive ​ "

The AmigaForever disk, as far as I can tell, has no ISO or zipped AmigaOS 3.1.4 ZIP. If I could get the emulator to use. This is as far as I've been able to get and seem hopelessly stuck. I did some searches on the board and online, but I couldn't find help for what I'm looking for. I'm also far from a Linux expert and am quite new to the OS. I apologize ahead of time if there is a conversation that I missed regarding this issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Author AmiKit
#2 Posted: 3 Oct 2020 23:50 
Hi Brian and welcome to forum!

I am not exactly a Linux guy, but I will do my best to help you out.

You did a good job with kick.rom and rom.key. They both belong to ROMs folder.

Just to clarify, AmigaForever does not include AmigaOS 3.1.4 ZIP. They are two different software packages. But no worries, you're all set with the Amiga Forever.

You can either make an ISO out of your Amiga Forever DVD and then use the ISO according to the manual.

Or you can try this. Insert your AmigaForever DVD, run AmiKit launcher and press Configure button.

Then go to "CD & Hard drives" section and click "Add Directory or Archive" button and enter
Device name: CD0
Volume label: AmigaForever
Untick the "Bootable" option.
And click "Select Directory" button and point the path to the root of your inserted DVD.

Then, still in the "CD & Hard drives" section untick all 4 options below: "Add PC drives at startup", "Include removable drives", "Include network drives", "CDFS automount CD/DVD drives"

And press the "Start" button.

When AmiKit asks you for the source of AmigaOS files, press "AmigaForever" button and your DVD should be recognized.

Author AmiKit
#3 Posted: 3 Oct 2020 23:52 
Ah, good to hear it works for you now! Once your AmiKit self updates to the latest version (currently 11.4.1), quit the emulation and backup your AmiKit/AmiKit.hdf file. And if anything goes wrong later, just restore that file. No need to re-install everything.

Have fun with AmiKit!

Author bbusatti
#4 Posted: 4 Oct 2020 02:17 
Thanks for the explanation! I've been able to run it now and everything seems to be working smoothly. It's great to have a nice emulator setup. It's been years since I had an Amiga 2000, and I've never had the opportunity to see the newer OS features that came along later.

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