• BigRAMPlus seems to be detected now

    From John Paul Adrian Glaubitz@21:1/5 to John Paul Adrian Glaubitz on Fri Jan 15 20:10:01 2021

    On 3/7/20 10:00 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

    There is one user in the #debian-68k IRC channel who has tried installing Debian
    on his A4000 with a A3660 and a BigRAMPlus installed and while the user is currently
    running into problems with the kernel being stuck, to my surprise, the kernel seems
    to be able to use and detect the extra memory from the BigRAMPlus (see below).

    The kernel is reporting an address conflict though:

    [ 6.140000] Zorro: Probing AutoConfig expansion devices: 3 devices
    [ 6.150000] zorro: Address space collision on device Zorro device 12128600 (Individual Computers) [??? 0x50000000-]

    The question whether the lock up is caused by the BRP. But since this Amiga has only
    16 MB FAST RAM, the user hasn't tested to boot without the BRP yet.

    I will dig out my BRP tomorrow and see if it's actually detected in my A4000 as well with current kernel versions.

    So, it turned out that with "tomorrow" I meant "almost one year later". I found my BigRAMPlus now and my Amiga 4000 is up and running at home now - except I'm not home at the moment.

    Depending on how the Covid-19 situation develops the next days, I will be back home and install the BigRAMPlus and verify whether it can be used as RAM these days now.

    Would be great to have 384 MB RAM in my Amiga 4000 ;).


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