[Rpcemu] RPCEmu and RO 5.20

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Aug 10 14:59:46 PDT 2013


On 10 Aug 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <2a92007953.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>,
>    Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> [Snippy]
>
> > The Softloader is not used by RPCEmu.
>
> It was on my old errant 5.20.

Maybe I should have said that the Softloader is not intended to be used
by RPCEmu.

> Like Select RO is started the boot sequence on 5.19 then the Softload
> started (Y/N) and continues after that to 5.20
>
> I followed Steve's instructions step by step.

In
https://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/RISC%20OS%20Upgrade
Steve Revill says that

   This is a brief guide to the steps that you should probably go
   through when upgrading from one version of RISC OS to the next. It
   does not include instructions for system-specific issues ...

In this case, the system-specific issues are found in the RPCEmu User
Manual, where http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/manual/romimage.html says
that

   These files [ROM images] should then be copied to the machine running
   RPCEmu and placed in the 'roms' directory.

and http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ro5.html notes

   Unofficial IOMD ROM Build from Tom Walker. (Once these changes have
   been merged into the ROOL tree, a ROM from ROOL will be usable
   instead). The ROM Image file required is inside the archive with a
   name dUI300-00 or similar. The rest of the softload application isn't
   needed with RPCEmu.

> And towards the end of the process he writes...
>
> * add the RISC OS 5.20 softload.
>
> Which is exactly what I did.

It's clear, from the rpcemu links, that the ROM should be removed from
the softload and installed, on its own, in the 'roms' folder.

Tony






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