Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 19:33 UTC, submitted by novaburst
Amiga & AROS AROS developer Neil Cafferkey has released the first beta version of AROS' new installer/partitioner tool, and The AROS Show takes a look at it. "So there are some bugs, but compared to how it used to be to try and install AROS natively this was a breeze! It is awesome to finally have a native version running. I have been running the hosted version of AROS for years now."
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hmm...
by hobgoblin on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 22:42 UTC
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

maybe ill go amiga again some time in the future ;)

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Working here
by Cymro on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 23:02 UTC
Cymro
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2005-07-07

Excellent work Neil. It worked perfectly for me in QEMU. Great to be able to install without fiddling around with HDToolbox.

I haven't got a spare machine so a native install will have to wait for now.

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RE: Working here
by gleng on Thu 4th Oct 2007 03:04 UTC in reply to "Working here"
gleng Member since:
2006-02-16

To be honest, I never had a problem with the old installer, but HDToolbox was definitely pretty awkward. ;)

All improvements to AROS are welcome though. Good stuff!

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Good deal
by Downix on Thu 4th Oct 2007 12:55 UTC
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2007-08-21

Sad when a bunch of volunteers can reproduce a closed-source OS faster than the guys with the source code can even release a minor upgrade....

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RE: Good deal
by ferrels on Thu 4th Oct 2007 17:12 UTC in reply to "Good deal"
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

It isn't a closed source OS. It's completely open and anyone can make contributions, but your point is well taken.

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RE[2]: Good deal
by javiercero1 on Fri 5th Oct 2007 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Good deal"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

Hum, I think you reading and comprehension skills need some sharpening :-), I believe the original poster was referring to the owners of AmigaOS (which is an closed-source OS) being slow as molasses when it comes to updating the code.

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RE[3]: Good deal
by Downix on Fri 5th Oct 2007 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good deal"
Downix Member since:
2007-08-21

Indeed. It's taken them, what, 6 years to go from 3.9 to 4.0?

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yippie
by neozeed on Thu 4th Oct 2007 13:16 UTC
neozeed
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2006-03-03

the last 2 hdtoolboxes in the 'live' cd didnt work for me on qemu/vpc/vmware or on a real pc. Hopefully this will have better luck. I'd like to poke around, but frankly AROS's inability to install has been a massive stumbling block..

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it works!
by neozeed on Thu 4th Oct 2007 13:52 UTC
neozeed
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2006-03-03

Awesome, I only have VPC here, but I ran it, wiped out my NT 4.0 partition, rebooted, put down an aros partition, rebooted, then installed...

Now to setup networking, then maybe IRC/Quake!

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Great news!
by wonea on Fri 5th Oct 2007 17:44 UTC
wonea
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2005-10-28

This is lovely news, I always love to hear AROS progressing. I've been there slaving over trying to get AROS installed, and banging into bugs all over the place. Thankfully those days should be gone now.

Now I'd just need a YAM port, and an easily configurable TCPIP stack. :-D

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