[Oberon] Oberon V4 on the Raspberry Pi?
joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Mon Jan 11 16:21:12 CET 2021
The LinzOberon system is typically called V4 and programmed in Oberon-2.
A2 (formerly known as Bluebottle) is something different, it's programmed in ActiveOberon.
Am 11.01.21, 16:16 schrieb "Oberon im Auftrag von Liam Proven" <oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch im Auftrag von lproven at gmail.com>:
On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 16:04, Bernhard Treutwein <oberon at wildwein.de> wrote:
> afaik, V4 never ran on other bare metal than Ceres, all other V4 versions
> used the "OS on top of another OS" concept, which is now better called
> emulation of an OS.
Just for clarity:
By "Oberon v4" we are talking about A2 (formerly AOS) with Bluebottle?
As shown in the 4th screenshot here:
Is that right?
If so, yes, it definitely runs on bare metal on x86.
I have it installed and running natively from a primary disk partition
on a Lenovo Thinkpad X200. It recognizes both CPU cores and most of
the machine's 4GB of RAM, and supports TCP/IP networking over the
built-in Ethernet. I think it also supported USB peripherals in my
testing -- a mouse and a USB key were recognised and handled, if I
recall correctly. It can see and mount the DOS partition on the
machine (which contains IBM PC-DOS 7.1, the FAT32-capable version).
It could not read the Haiku partition on the machine, but few other
OSes can read BeFS.
Installation was tricky, as although I could boot an ISO image under
VirtualBox or VMware Player no problem, I could not write it to USB.
So, I created a VirtualBox VM, attached the raw hard disk partition to
it as a device local to the VM, booted the VM off ISO, formatted the
partition and and installed to it.
I use PowerQuest BootMagic as the boot manager on that machine, and I
just addeded primary partition № 2 to the boot menu. This chain-loaded
the A2 boot loader, and up it came, no problem.
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