ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

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HeathHayle
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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by HeathHayle » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:23 am

sorry what I mean is the rom thats in the thread will that break my pi or is it ok to install a rom from a pi3 thread?

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by JonAbbott » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:42 am

I personally wouldn't install any ROM other than from the official source. You have no idea what settings it was compiled with, or if it's been tweaked, let alone what date of source it was based on.

RISCOS is actively developed and changes daily and the reason ADFFS specifies a minimum date in the requirements is due to bugs being fixed, that the project has highlighted within the OS.

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by HeathHayle » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:15 am

ok thanks for that hope I haven't messed up my pi could you have a look at the rom I am talking about please to see if I have messed up my pi?

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by JonAbbott » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:07 pm

I've no idea which ROM you're referring too. If it boots to a desktop, its okay.

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by HeathHayle » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:28 am

so what did you mean by you dont know what settings it was compiled with or if it's been tweaked hope you dont mind me asking?

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by JonAbbott » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:58 am

To compile the RISCOS ROM for a particular machine, you have to set various compiler setting and variables to the correct values.

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by richw » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:29 pm

David,

I wouldn't use that ROM. You don't know how old it is, or even what it is.

Get the daily beta ROM from the official source:
https://www.riscosopen.org/zipfiles/pla ... 1488789833

Open up the zip and you will see a ROM image file to copy to your DOS partition (!Boot.Loader) and the ZeroPain utility to copy to !Boot.Choices.Boot.PreDesk. Also get the beta HardDisc4 and merge it over your current !Boot.

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by HeathHayle » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:28 pm

Thanks for your help but when I copy the !boot over my !boot it messes up the !boot.loader and ROM stuff etc

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by JonAbbott » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:36 pm

HeathHayle wrote:Thanks for your help but when I copy the !boot over my !boot it messes up the !boot.loader and ROM stuff etc
You are using the "Nightly Beta HardDisc4" ZIP and simply copying the contents to the root of your SD, overwriting your existing !Boot etc?

The nightly doesn't contain the Loader folder, so won't alter !Boot.Loader or any of its contents. Provided you don't try to rename you're existing !Boot, it should work.

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Re: ADFFS 2.41 on the Pi 2 running RiscOS 5.21 help needed please

Post by HeathHayle » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:27 am

Ah OK thanks for your help guys will give that a go! Thanks again!

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