Subject: Re: Question about installing on an A2000
To: None <>
From: Anthony Preston <>
List: amiga
Date: 12/19/1994 08:35:32
> >>>>> "Markus" == Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE> writes:
> Markus> On Dec 16, 2:24pm, Anthony Preston wrote:
> >> Subject: Question about installing on an A2000 I did not see the
> >> answers to these questions in the FAQs so I will ask...
> >> 
> >> I have an ECS A2000 with a VXL-30 40 Mhz 68030, A2091, 9 MBs
> >> memory(1 MB chip, 2 MB 32 bit, 6 MB 16 bit).  I have a 52 MB & 170
> >> MB HD plus a CD-ROM drive and a floptical(20 MB).
> Markus>  You are out of luck. Either you will only have access to 2MB
> Markus> RAM ( which is not nough) or only t 6MB slow-RAM.
> Hey, there are several non-contiguous memory patches out there, if you
> can compile your own kernel.  Patches have floated on amiga-dev at
> several times.  Either go to an archive (preferred) or ask me for a
> multisegmented memory patch.  Those two extra megs *will* make a
> difference as they will be used for the kernel which is the most
> important code to execute fast.  Just remember to use -p as option to
> loadbsd, or otherwise the kernel will end up in the 16-bit memory.
> Niklas
  Wait a minute... The VXL-30 memory autoconfigures as the first 2 MBs
of fast memory, then the rest of the 6 MBs autofigures for 8 MBs of fast.
The memory is contiguous, I don't have the VXL-30 memory mapped high(although
if I could get the 1 MB x 4 chips, I would have 8 MB 32 bit mapped high and
8 MB 16 bit fast). 
  I have not grabbed any files yet, just the FAQs.  I figured to do a little
research first.  Thanks for the info.  BTW... the 68030 is really a 50 MHZ
68030 running at 40 mhz(theory is if I wanted to run it at 50 MHz, I lost
burst and needed a new DMAC, someday I try to "push" it but for now 40 Mhz).