Creating bootable freemint harddrive in Hatari for use on a real ST(E).

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Creating bootable freemint harddrive in Hatari for use on a real ST(E).

Post by ube » Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:09 pm

I'm doing this on my Mac but the instructions can be altered for Linux. Windows? No idea. :D

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# command goes here
Create blank file:

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# dd if=/dev/zero of=new.img bs=1m count=8192
Configure CPU and memory: 


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I’m going with 68030@32 in this case since it’ll take forever to extract the files otherwise.

Set up Hatari to use this file as ACSI HD Image (Settings -> Disks). Also add a gemdos drive for transfering, ~/Atari/a in my case. Copy stzip and freemint.zip to this directory.

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Partition drive. There are guides for this on the interwebz. Just create 4 partitions (due to Gemdos-drive assigning G:).

Using stzip extract freemint.zip to C:. Add HD-driver (HDDriver is my goto, got several licenses) to your C-drive, if you’re not using EMUTOS.

Find your target media:

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# diskutil list 

Unmount your the disk.

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# diskutil unmountdisk /dev/diskX
Clone disk:

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# sudo dd if=new.img of=/dev/diskX bs=1024k
Eject:


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# diskutil eject /dev/diskX
Pop the media into your real hardware! And boot!

Additional:

If you're setting up your environment you'll just need to clone the first partition of your drive, if you need to test it out on real hardware. Add count=<size of c: +1> to the clone command. Why +1? Just want to be sure that the full partition is written: more is more.

And I've added a 7z file of the st/ste freemint installation as well. This will unpack to 8GB. (Hopefully it'll work, haven't tried this exact one out.)

Edit: It worked. Oh, and the supplied image is WITHOUT HDDRIVER, get your own licenses.

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master of the bare pcb

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