Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2017 11:02 UTC, submitted by AmiKit
Amiga & AROS

Looking for an easy way to install AmigaOS 4? We made everything as easy as possible to emulate AmigaOS 4.1 on your Windows or Mac.

Basically, Flower Pot makes the process of installing AamigaOS 4 on Windows or macOS using WinUAE as easy as possible. All you need is the AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition ISO (the version for Classic!) and required ROM files, and the rest is automated. This means that the only way to legally get this up and running is to not only buy AmigaOS 4 for Classic (which is not that expensive at €25), but also to somehow get the Amiga 4000 ROM. My first thought was that other than extracting said ROM yourself, the only other way to get it was to buy Amiga Forever - but I'm not sure Amiga Forever contains the required ROM, which may mean you have to sail the seven seas to get it (Update: Amiga Forever supports it!)

In any event, I'm interested in getting this up and running, since buying an actual Amiga system is prohibitively expensive.

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4000 included
by jammey97 on Fri 24th Feb 2017 12:50 UTC
jammey97
Member since:
2007-04-02

It does support the 4000/4000T.
They even have instructions on how to install PPC version of AmigaOS

https://www.amigaforever.com/kb/16-127

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You need also PPC Expansion ROM
by Raffaele on Fri 24th Feb 2017 13:56 UTC
Raffaele
Member since:
2005-11-12

It is not only a matter of correct A4000 Kickstart ROM. You must have also PPC Expansion card ROM Image to run Amiga PPC Operating System, as far as I know.

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RE: You need also PPC Expansion ROM
by AmiKit on Fri 24th Feb 2017 17:26 UTC in reply to "You need also PPC Expansion ROM"
AmiKit Member since:
2006-09-10

All required ROMs are included with Amiga Forever.

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I'm In!
by Pro-Competition on Fri 24th Feb 2017 17:48 UTC
Pro-Competition
Member since:
2007-08-20

This is exactly what we need! Like Thom said, I really want to run things like AmigaOS 4 / MorphOS, but I can't afford the equipment.

IMO, virtualization is probably the only way to keep niche OSes viable - it's the easiest way to solve the "chicken and egg" dilemma. It makes it much easier to be a customer and even developer.

Even if the ultimate goal is to support alternative hardware (which I support also!), I think this is a great bridge to build momentum.

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RE: I'm In!
by Pro-Competition on Fri 24th Feb 2017 18:57 UTC in reply to "I'm In!"
Pro-Competition Member since:
2007-08-20

I overlooked at first that this is only for Windows and Mac OS. I don't use either of those (except for work), so it looks like I will have to jump through some hoops to get this working. (The web page says that the Mac version uses WinUAE via Wine, so maybe that will work.)

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RE[2]: I'm In!
by AmiKit on Fri 24th Feb 2017 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm In!"
AmiKit Member since:
2006-09-10

Right. The Mac version uses Wine. The emulator is in a bottle. It should not be a problem to take this bottle and use it with Wine on Linux.

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RE[3]: I'm In!
by leech on Fri 24th Feb 2017 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm In!"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Well, I have it running natively with FS-UAE http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=75195

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RE[4]: I'm In!
by Pro-Competition on Fri 24th Feb 2017 21:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'm In!"
Pro-Competition Member since:
2007-08-20

Thanks!

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A1222 "Tabor"
by leech on Fri 24th Feb 2017 19:25 UTC
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

Sometime 'soonish?' The A1222 mothorboard should be released, and I think the price was said to be under $500. That would be the cheapest way to get a hardware Amiga that supports OS4. From what I understood, they are waiting for things to be supported under OS4 (I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong)

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RE: A1222 "Tabor"
by judgen on Fri 24th Feb 2017 21:56 UTC in reply to "A1222 "Tabor""
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Price was said to be £400GBP which currently as of writing translates into $498.48 USD

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