[OpenBIOS] [Report] AmigaOS 4.0 for Mac Mini

Natalia Portillo claunia at claunia.com
Thu Aug 4 22:25:31 CEST 2016

Correct, setting boota-device makes it go further. Not booting still.

Considering AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS use real PowerPC devices maybe it's
better to create a qemu machine for them... I know MorphOS uses
SmartFirmware that is basically, OpenFirmware.

On 04/08/16 21:21, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Aug 2016, Natalia Portillo wrote:
>> Uploaded to MEGA folder.
>> On 04/08/16 20:24, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
>>> On 04/08/16 15:26, Natalia Portillo wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I've been asked by Mark to report my testings here.
>>>> Tested with qemu-for-ppc-2.8 commit
>>>> 8b0262d0bcb7c697f2db8d6cd731cb478937902a.
>>>> Command line:
>>>> qemu-system-ppc -M mac99 -m 256 -prom-env 'boot-args=-v' -bios
>>>> foo/openbios-qemu-vga.elf -boot d -prom-env 'auto-boot?=false' -hda
>>>> foo.qc2 -cdrom AmigaOS\ 4.0\ \(Hacked\ for\ Mac\ Mini\).iso -nographic
>>>> Output:
>>>> Welcome to OpenBIOS v1.1 built on Jul 31 2016 05:52
>>>> 0 > boot cd:,\slb_v2 >> switching to new context:
> According to this forum thread:
> http://www.amiga.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-33796.html
> you may need to manually set boota-device to your boot device before
> trying to boot it.
> But AFAIK this iso was an abandoned hack that is only supposed to sort
> of work on a specific Mac mini (1.5GHz G4 with 64MB Radeon Video) so not
> likely to do anything remotely usable on current QEMU so I would not
> spend too much time with it. Even on the mini it was made for it had no
> network, USB and other problems were mentioned in posts I've seen so I'd
> expect it to be problematic.
> Also the MorphOS has some problems. It can be booted but it has no
> drivers for any QEMU emulated graphics (or vice versa) so you won't see
> anything even when it boots. Also versions above 3.7 has bugs that will
> prevent it from booting and even when it does boot it's very slow. I'll
> give that another try when new MorphOS and QEMU versions will be
> available to see if anything has improved.
> Regards,
> BALATON Zoltan

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