AEROS Beta (AROS + Linux + ...)

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[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]What is AEROS?[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]AEROS is a hybrid distribution of AROS ([/size][/font][font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]) and Linux (in the moment debian 6.0 is used) available for ARM and x86 systems.[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]If there is enough interest we can start also an PPC branch. The audience may decide ; )[/size][/font]

[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]The R3-ISO is an 4in1 OS. You get access to Linux, AROS x86, AROSm68k and WIndows apps out of the Box[/size][/font]


[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]Why?[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]AROS is a wonderful OS (an opensource reimplementation of the classic Amiga OS). This means it is fast, and not only because of the small footprint it is very fast.[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]Many times faster than Linux with all its „lightweight“ desktops. [/size][/font]

[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]But why running one OS hosted on another? Doesn’t it slow down?[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]No! AROS hosted (here in form of AROS Broadway) uses less resources than any desktop manager for linux offering the same functionality. [/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]So in fact it is faster. Especially on slow ARM systems AROS hosted will blow your mind.[/size][/font]

[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]What are the Benefits?[/size][/font]

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[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]Benefits for AROS users of having Linux under the hood:[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’]- more drivers (printers, scanners, NIC, Videocards and more

  • you are able to run every Linux app including Wine (which enables the use of Windows ™ apps without the need of Windows™)
  • AROS - Developers can use Linux development tools
  • AROS apps can utilize Linux tools to enhance there own functionalitiy.
  • Single AROS processes can be forced to run on a single core.[/font]

[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=3]Benefits for Linux users of having AROS on top Linux[/size][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’]- Fast desktop, maybe the fastest on LInux

  • Allows you to run AROS apps and games too, most of them come from Amiga and have a low footprint. You will like how fast they are.
  • Allows you to use JanusUAE - an integrated Amiga emulation… classic 68k Amiga apps can be used in coherency mode[/font]

[font=‘Lucida Grande’][size=4]PS: Don’t worry … TUX is smiling… so he likes it ; )[/size][/font]

[font=‘Lucida Grande’]Actually you can download a PI sd-card image for ARM and an outdated x86 iso from February 2012. We will update AEROS for the public only step by step
because it is mainly done to have something nice for AresOne Computer systems available at [/font][font=‘Lucida Grande’][/url][/u][/font][font=‘Lucida Grande’] and [/font][font=‘Lucida Grande’][u][url=“”][/font]
[font=‘Lucida Grande’]Also I would like to bundle an enhanced Version of AEROS including Aminux (Classic AmigaOS on top of Linux) with AmigaForever and AMC 2012.[/font]

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1. Systemrequirements

X86: A i686 compatible CPU, 640MB RAM, DVD-ROM or USB-bootable device.

A raspberry Pi or any ARMv6 compatible device. (Broadway X has been created on EfikaMX).

2. Installation

[size=3]2.1 X86[/size]

[size=4]Watch this [/size][size=4][/size][size=4] to see how the installer works[/size]

[size=3]Just boot the DVD and click on Wanderer (AROS desktop) on the InstallAROS icon.
You will need at least one Swap (double amount of you physical RAM) and one Linux partition(at least 2GB better >4GB).

The installer asks for a Root password and a username and user- password.
After Installation you can boot AEROS from Grub.

Windows-installations should be recognized by Grub automatically. [/size]

[size=3]2.2 Raspberry Pi[/size]

[font=Arial]After booting from SD-card type:
“sudo Xorg -configure”

than “sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.config”

change the resolution to something fitting your Screen (1280x1024 or 1980x1080)
AROS doesn’t autoresize on ARM, so you need to change Screenprefs in AROS manually)

press “ctrl o” to overwrite xorg.conf
press “ctrl x” to quit nano

type “startx”

Sorry have no Pi, so a bit handwork is needed ; )[/font]

[size=3]2.3 ARM (Broadway X files only)[/size]

[font=Arial][size=3]AEROS MX beta2(for EFIKA MX) PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS!! [/size][/font]


The ARM POC (proof of concept) needs the inotify-tools to work. Please download them with aptitude.

Put the “AEROS” folder to /usr/share (the folder! Not just what it is inside the folder ; ) )
The “openbox” and “tint2” folder must be copied to /etc/xdg -> PLEASE do this “AFTER” getting openbox and tint2 via apt-get! So you overwrite the standard configuration.

Step 1
use your favorite package-manager to install openbox and than tint2
Copy the stuff like written above
From now on you can switch in GDM (the Ubuntu Loginmanager) to an openbox session. If you choose “openbox-session” you will straight boot into AROS Broadway X beta 2.

From now on you can run any linux app from AROS shell via “lx” -> Example typing “lx xterm” will launch xterm.
Tint2 is the minimalistic dock which will be launched via wbstartup.
If you click “right” on it you get access to the debian menu. At least you should. If not, you need to run “sudo aptitude install menu”, this will install it.

Broadway X consumes a very minimum of RAM… i reduced it because there is basically no “real” AROS app for ARM available.

This is not AEROS… i will provide an bootable SD-image asap.

Firefox is slow on Efika, use chromium-browser instead.
Nautilus is slower than thunar (AEROS will use thunar as filemanager)[/size][/font]

3. Setting up Network for AROS apps

[font=‘Lucida Grande’]Please open xterm and type[/font]
[font=Consolas]cat /etc/resolv.conf

You will see two namerserver adresses.
Use them as primary and secondary DNS server in AROS Networks prefs.[/font]
[font=Consolas]After rebooting AROS you should have a working network inside AROS too.[/font][/size][/font]

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