[Rpcemu] RISC OS 6.20 Install Guide

Dave Symes dave at triffid.co.uk
Fri Feb 1 10:50:44 PST 2013

In article <9b921d1753.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>,
   Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 31 Jan 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:

> [snip]

> > As I already have a number of RPCemu installs, up to and including
> > Select 4.39 I thought I'd have a go at getting 6.20, my native RO Os
> > running on one of the 4.39 installs.
> >
> > I already have an extracted RO 6.20 ROM from my real SARPC but I've
> > hit a snag in the next stage of the instructions.
> >
> > 1) With the Select RO 6 CD in the Win PC drive, how do I get RPCemu to
> > actually read the PC CD drive?

> I found the same problem. Try the following, which worked here:

There wasn't a problem in the real sense, I just couldn't fathom how to
get the RPCemu from within a running Emu to get at the (any) CD and it
seemed a good time to ask.

>    copy RO6Instal, from the CD, into c:\Progam Files\RPCEmu\hostfs

>    run RPCEmu

>    in RPCEmu, open the RO6Instal application directory and re-set the
>    filetypes (luckily not too many!). The files in the Data directory
>    are zips (apart from the compressed rom-images, which are not used).

>    run !RO6Instal, etc

> Two other alternatives

>    if networking is available, copy RO6Instal from a RiscPC, direct into
>    RPCEmu, or

>    on the RiscPC, zip RO6Instal and transfer it, via flash drive, into
>    hostfs. It can then be unpacked in RPCEmu.

> Tony

Thanks for the thoughts Tony, appreciated.

Sometime early last year the CD drive on this SARPC started giving
troubles, so I took a copy of the 6.20 installer from the disk and put it
in a Zip archive on the SARPC (Storage) Hardrive5. (It failed totally a
few days later).

So it was just a case of throwing that archive over the LAN via Windows to
the appropriate HostFS directory, running that Emu and unpacking/working
it all from within that running Emu.

As you may remember, My RPCemu installs have had the networking switched
off because it clashed badly with other more important things.



Dave Triffid

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