Single boot disk for A1000

So, I’ve never had an A1000, although I hope to one day.  However, unless you are using an ACA500 or another hardware mod, you’ll find booting an a1000 is a two-step process: a Kickstart floppy and a workbench floppy.

Someone recently rediscovered a software application that creates a single-disk for booting and is still commerically available.  Read about his discovery –> here <–

 

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MorphOS on emulation may be possible soon

MorphOS is one of my favorite NG Amiga derivatives but currently, it requires either expensive, hard to find PowerPC hardware or old Mac PowerPC hardware.  I’ve personally wished we could run it under emulation like we can now with Classic Amiga and OS4.1FE.

Well, that may soon be possible.  The widely used QEMU emulation software (part of which is powering the PowerPC cpu portion of WinUAE and FS-UAE), may soon enable MorphOS under emulation.

I’d read many times that one of the MorphOS team had modified QEMU at one time to run MorphOS, but never shared the patches. Well, there is now an effort underway to add SAM460ex emulation to QEMU.  When this is complete, MorphOS should be able to be used under emulation as SAM460ex is one of the boards supported by that OS.

Read about it –> here <–

DropBox when using emulation

Okay, about 4 years ago (or so), I wrote up a quick guide for using Dropbox transparently from within Windows emulation, so that it looks like a native app on the Amiga side.  It was a very simple guide with linked screenshots.

As I’m planning to get Amikit X soon, I’ll be following my own guide soon to get desktop access to syncing with dropbox on the windows system.

See the link to this –> here <–

The Constantly updated Boing Bags

As many Amiga users know, After OS 3.9 was released around 2000, we were treated with two updates to it, Boing Bag #1 and Boing Bag #2.

While the community and other developers continued updating individual packages, drivers, libraries, etc, you had to piecemeal these together on your own.

Well for the past several years now, there has been a group attempting to take the hard work out of that process for users. The results were the unofficial Boing Bag 3 and 4.

These packages are constantly being upgraded. The current versions now combine 3 an 4 and were updated as recently as just a few months ago (as of this writing in 2017).

You can find their work here: –> link <–

Their website is also the home for BetterWB, a prepackaged Workbench set of tools and utilities, as well as the latest version of Picasso96 software.

It's worth the time to look into it.