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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!
  
-==== The Installation Process ====+====== The Installation Process ​======
  
 Power the system on, and the floppy will begin to boot. Once the drive light goes out it may take a few seconds for the next prompt to appear, so don't be too concerned if nothing happens right away. Note that if you have an Amiga that requires a superkick floppy you do not need to load kickstart before loading AMIX. In fact it just takes up RAM, so don't load it unless you want to run AmigaOS. Power the system on, and the floppy will begin to boot. Once the drive light goes out it may take a few seconds for the next prompt to appear, so don't be too concerned if nothing happens right away. Note that if you have an Amiga that requires a superkick floppy you do not need to load kickstart before loading AMIX. In fact it just takes up RAM, so don't load it unless you want to run AmigaOS.
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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.+{{ :​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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 Immediately upon reboot you will be given a series of prompts to finish configuring your system. Immediately upon reboot you will be given a series of prompts to finish configuring your system.
  
-First prompt is for nodename of the machine. This is the same as the hostname, for example "​amixbox"​. It doesn'​t really matter what you call it as long as it is unique on your network (if you have no network, it doesn'​t matter at all). The next prompt is for domain name, you can take the default or put in bogus.com or whatever you like.+First prompt is for nodename of the machine. This is the same as the hostname, for example ​"​amix"​ or "​amixbox" ​or something. It doesn'​t really matter what you call it as long as it is unique on your network (if you have no network, it doesn'​t matter at all). The next prompt is for domain name, you can take the default or put in bogus.com or whatever you like.
  
 Next it will ask if you want to create a hosts file. You may only get this prompt if you have a network card. If you do have a network card, say yes to this prompt and assign the values requested. Next it will ask if you want to create a hosts file. You may only get this prompt if you have a network card. If you do have a network card, say yes to this prompt and assign the values requested.
  
-Timezone is next. The default is Eastern time. Pick your time zone. You will be asked to set the date. At this point you can't set it beyond 1999, so don't try. Just enter like 123199 for the date for now. You can fix it later. You'll be asked for the time, go ahead and set that to the correct time.+Timezone is next. The default is Eastern time. Pick your time zone. You will be asked to set the date. At this point you can't set it beyond 1999, so don't try. Just enter like 123199 for the date for now, you can fix it later. You'll be asked for the time, go ahead and set that to the correct time.
  
 Password assignment is next. You should set a password to all the accounts prompted for, otherwise they will be blank! You can create a user account here, this is recommended as well. Password assignment is next. You should set a password to all the accounts prompted for, otherwise they will be blank! You can create a user account here, this is recommended as well.
  
-Finally, you will be asked if you are using a high resolution monitor. If you are not useing ​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. ​ 
-{{ :​install_done2.png?​nolink&​600|}} + 
-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]].+{{ :​install_done2.png?​nolink&​400|}} 
 +**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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