[Rpcemu] RPCEmu (linux) Hangs on seeing uniboot (RO 3.71)

Michael Howard mike at dewberryfields.co.uk
Fri Oct 26 11:41:44 PDT 2018


On 26/10/2018 10:39, Richard Walker wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Oct 2018, at 04:38, Bryan Hogan wrote:
>> In message <a7b85a11-151e-bbb7-ba8d-ae4d388f8a38 at dewberryfields.co.uk>
>>            Michael Howard <mike at dewberryfields.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> Using any cpu configuration other that SA causes the emulator to hang as
>>> soon as it 'sees' the uniboot !Boot folder.
>> IIRC this is caused by the StrongARM version of the BootVars program
>> failing on any other cpu type. Maybe you could use a copy of BootVars
>> from an earlier uniboot?
> If there is an issue with BootVars, then I suspect later (post-Acorn?) builds
> will be fine.
>
> You can use the RISC OS 5 disc image (including the boot sequence) on
> versions of RISC OS right back to 3.1.
This does solve the problem.
> Apart from historical interest, I'm not sure there is much reason to use
> the old Acorn boot sequence.
Perhaps when using an image from a 'real' system.

-- 
Mike Howard




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