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 +As for any early 90's OS, installing Amix is not completely straight-forward. Here are some notes to help you thrue the process either on real hardware
 +or in WinUAE Amiga emulator on a PC. 
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 +Follow either real hardware or WinUAE installation,​ then proceed to the common main installation section.
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 +====== Real hardware installation ======
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 +Get yourself compatible hardware, [[tape-creation|an installation tape]], install and boot floppies and [[requirements|compatible hardware]]. ​
 +This is for the hardcore-fans :)
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 ====== WinUAE installation ====== ​ ====== WinUAE installation ====== ​
  
 This article gives basic information on installing Amiga UNIX in WinUAE emulator. Users of Mac OS X and Linux can also run WinUAE with WINE. This article gives basic information on installing Amiga UNIX in WinUAE emulator. Users of Mac OS X and Linux can also run WinUAE with WINE.
  
-Videos: [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=HUCGGLT-EWA|Amix install in WinUAE]][[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=QLhvwfoMR1U|First boot (installing patch disk]]+Videos ​on YouTube: [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=HUCGGLT-EWA|Amix install in WinUAE]] ​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=QLhvwfoMR1U|First boot (installing patch disk)]] 
  
 ==== Requirements ==== ==== Requirements ====
 {{ :​amix_boxset_web.jpg?​nolink&​400|}} {{ :​amix_boxset_web.jpg?​nolink&​400|}}
-  * WinUAE emulator, at least version 2.7.0 (http://​www.winuae.net) +  * Working installation of {{http://​www.winuae.net|WinUAE emulator}}, version 2.7.0 or newer 
-  * ADF disk images of the AMIX Boot and Root floppies  +  * ADF disk images of the Amix 2.1 {{http://​amigaunix.com/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php/​downloads:​amix_21_boot.adf|Boot}} and {{http://​amigaunix.com/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php/​downloads:​amix_21_root.adf|Root}} floppies 
-  * ZIP-archive of the original Amix 2.1 installation ​tape+  * ZIP-archive of the original Amix 2.1 {{http://​amigaunix.com/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php/​downloads:​amix_21_tape.zip|tape (102 MB)}}
  
 ==== Configuring WinUAE ==== ==== Configuring WinUAE ====
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 Configure WinUAE to use the following options. Options not listed explicitly should be left at their defaults. Configure WinUAE to use the following options. Options not listed explicitly should be left at their defaults.
  
-  * CPU and FPU: 68030, ​CPU More Compatible, ​MMU68882FPU More Compatible, ​CPU Emulation Speed: Fastest Possible ​(or "​Approximate A500/A1200 or cycle-exact"​)+  * CPU and FPU: CPU: select 68030 + MMU 68882 FPUCPU Emulation Speed: Fastest Possible.
   * Chipset: Full ECS, Chipset Extra: A3000, Wait for Blitter, Collision Level: Sprintes and Sprites vs Playfield   * Chipset: Full ECS, Chipset Extra: A3000, Wait for Blitter, Collision Level: Sprintes and Sprites vs Playfield
   * ROM: "KS ROM v2.04 (A3000) rev 37.175 (512k)"​ or another appropriate A3000/​A3000T ("ROM v3.1 (A3000) rev 40.68 (512k)"​ works, too)   * ROM: "KS ROM v2.04 (A3000) rev 37.175 (512k)"​ or another appropriate A3000/​A3000T ("ROM v3.1 (A3000) rev 40.68 (512k)"​ works, too)
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 === Other settings you might want to try === === Other settings you might want to try ===
  
-  ​* CPU: CPU Emulation Speed: "​Approximate A500/A1200 or cycle-exact"​. Fastest possible will keep your CPU at 100% load, so this option might be a better choise. +  * Chipset / External Display Hardware: A2024 (built-in support for 256-color X-Window) or Picasso II.
-  ​* Chipset / External Display Hardware: A2024.+
   * Expansions: A2065: an Ethernet card supported by AMIX that can be used to connect AMIX to a real network under WinUAE. Windows users will also need to install WinPCAP if they wish to connect AMIX to a real network (note: WinPCAP does not and cannot work under WINE).   * Expansions: A2065: an Ethernet card supported by AMIX that can be used to connect AMIX to a real network under WinUAE. Windows users will also need to install WinPCAP if they wish to connect AMIX to a real network (note: WinPCAP does not and cannot work under WINE).
  
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 You are ready to go - Start! You are ready to go - Start!
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-====== Real hardware installation ====== 
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-Get yourself [[tape-creation|an installation tape]], install and boot floppies and [[requirements|compatible hardware]]. 
  
 ====== The Installation Process ====== ====== The Installation Process ======
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 Once that's all set up, you'll be prompted to choose the filesystem type. Default is the s5 filesystem. Choose the ufs filesystem. Trust me. Once that's all set up, you'll be prompted to choose the filesystem type. Default is the s5 filesystem. Choose the ufs filesystem. Trust me.
  
-{{ :install_done.png?​direct&​400|}} +{{ :amix_21_packages.png?​direct&​600|}}After the filesystem type has been selected, you are prompted for the type of installation. Unless you are short on drive space, it's highly recommended you choose the option to install everything on the tape. It takes longer, but it's much faster than digging up what you want off the tape later on. That being said, knock yourself out if you'd like to try manually adding packages later on.
-After the filesystem type has been selected, you are prompted for the type of installation. Unless you are short on drive space, it's highly recommended you choose the option to install everything on the tape. It takes longer, but it's much faster than digging up what you want off the tape later on. That being said, knock yourself out if you'd like to try manually adding packages later on.+
  
 Filesystems are created. This will, like the script says, take some time. Next the script helpfully retensions the tape, which takes even more time. Then it reads the tape and installs the packages, which takes freaking forever so go do something else for a while (manual: "The standard installation takes about an hour; installing all the packages takes longer"​). Filesystems are created. This will, like the script says, take some time. Next the script helpfully retensions the tape, which takes even more time. Then it reads the tape and installs the packages, which takes freaking forever so go do something else for a while (manual: "The standard installation takes about an hour; installing all the packages takes longer"​).
  
-After the package installation is complete, the kernel will be patched and you will be prompted to reboot the system. Use CTRL-Amiga-Amiga to reboot into your new system and begin the post-installation phase. Almost done!+{{ :​install_done.png?​direct&​400|}} ​After the package installation is complete, the kernel will be patched and you will be prompted to reboot the system. Use CTRL-Amiga-Amiga to reboot into your new system and begin the post-installation phase. Almost done!
  
 ==== Post-installation ==== ==== Post-installation ====
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 Finally, you will be asked if you are using a high resolution monitor. If you are not using an A2041 board, at this point always answer NO to this and to the following "X windows for a color graphics card" question. If you're running 2.1 you will be prompted about Netnews... answer appropriately (probably no). At this point configuration of the system is completed and it will finish booting to a login prompt. ​ Finally, you will be asked if you are using a high resolution monitor. If you are not using an A2041 board, at this point always answer NO to this and to the following "X windows for a color graphics card" question. If you're running 2.1 you will be prompted about Netnews... answer appropriately (probably no). At this point configuration of the system is completed and it will finish booting to a login prompt. ​
  
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 **Congratulations**,​ you have now a working Amix setup! However, before you begin you'll probably want to [[patch-disk|install the 2.1 patch disk]]. **Congratulations**,​ you have now a working Amix setup! However, before you begin you'll probably want to [[patch-disk|install the 2.1 patch disk]].
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 +==== Common errors during installation ====
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 +**sort: fatal: line too long** during package installation:​ see [[http://​eab.abime.net/​showthread.php?​t=96314|thread on EAB]].
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