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HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Arnaud Bercegeay
This text was written by Arnaud Bercegeay, you can find the original text here
If you have questions or problems pleasy contact him.
Many thanks at this place for his effort!

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HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Arnaud Bercegeay
This has be done on a Linux (mandrake 9.1) system, and Aranym release 0.8.2-beta. The following notes describe step by step how to have a complete easymint setup (based on aranym/emutos/afros) from scratch on a linux box.
Nota: AFAIK, there's nothing specific to linux in the following, so this should work for any other machine too.
Nota2: in my system, my config file and the disk images are located in the /home/arnaud/ara/ directory. In the following, please replace this path by your path.

 1. Get aranym and it's afros disk image
 2. Create an empty disk image
 3. Aranym config file
 4. Download EasyMiNT
 5. Setup the empty GEM partition
 6. Running easymint (first pass)
 7. Fix the temporary mint setup
 8. Running easymint (2nd pass)
 9. howto open bash
10. howto shutdown
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Get aranym and its afros disk image
Arnaud Bercegeay
Download and install the Aranym binary (RPM is cool): http://aranym.sf.net
Download its AFROS disk image (same URI), and uncompress this archive in /home/arnaud/ara/ (replace this path by your path!).
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Create an empty disk image
Arnaud Bercegeay
Easymint requires an LNX partition. I've created an empty 220MB disk image with 2 partitions: a 20MB GEM partition for the system (boot, mint, xaaes...) and a 200MB LNX partition for the sparemint stuff.
You can download it here : hd-20-200.tgz (224.470 bytes)

This disk image is enough if you don't install so much easymint packages. If you want to install all except the X11 packages (what i do here), you'll need a bigger disk image, for example a 320MB disk with 2 partitions (a 20MB GEM partition and a 300MB LNX partition).
You can download it here : hd-20-300.tgz (326.697 bytes)

You want (need) a bigger one ? Here is a 520MB disk image with 2 partitions (a 20MB GEM partition and a 500MB LNX partition) :
You can download it here : hd-20-500.tgz (530.010 bytes)
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Aranym config file
Arnaud Bercegeay
Uncompress the file above (hd-20-200.tgz). This archive contains the disk image (em-20-200.hd) and the aranym configuration file (easymint.cnf).
On my system, the directory /home/arnaud/ara/ contains the following files:
  • easymint.cnf extracted from the hd-20-200.tgz archive.
  • em-20-200.hd extracted from the hd-20-200.tgz archive.
  • disk.img is the AFROS disk image
You'll need to change the disk image pathes on the easymint.cnf file, as well as the I=/home/arnaud line to deal with your setup. Just run your favorite text editor and change this.
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Download EasyMiNT
Arnaud Bercegeay
Download easymint installer and the wanted packages : http://easymint.atariforge.net
On my system, the Easymint packages are located in the /home/arnaud/easymint_15 directory. I've unzipped the easymint downloaded files as described in the easymint docu.
Here is my /home/arnaud/easymint_15 directory content (I've downloaded all except the X11 package) :
total 3560
drwxrwxr-x    2 arnaud   arnaud       4096 oct 23 21:06 DOC/
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       6004 avr 26  2003 DULEZITE.TXT*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud     179554 avr 24  2003 EASYMINT.PRG*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud      28738 mar 23  2003 EASYMINT.RSC*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud    1300206 avr  6  2003 EASYMINT.ZIP*
drwxrwxr-x    2 arnaud   arnaud       4096 oct 23 21:10 ENGLISH/
-rw-r--r--    1 arnaud   arnaud       4085 mar 19  2003 faq_eng.txt
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       5852 avr 25  2003 IMPORTAN.TXT*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       5031 avr 24  2003 LANGUAGE.LNG*
-rw-r--r--    1 arnaud   arnaud       5651 avr 25  2003 news_e.txt
drwxrwxr-x    2 arnaud   arnaud       4096 oct 23 21:32 PAKETE/
-rw-r--r--    1 arnaud   arnaud       4120 fév  6  2002 quickgui.txt
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud    1329832 avr  9  2003 ROOTFS.TGZ*
-rw-rw-r--    1 arnaud   arnaud     228956 nov  3 21:41 TDESK2_3.ZIP
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud      76901 fév  9  1994 UNZIP.TTP*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       6055 avr 28  2003 WAZNE.TXT*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       6303 avr 25  2003 WICHTIG.TXT*
-rw-rw-r--    1 arnaud   arnaud     390148 nov  3 21:34 XAAES963.ZIP

./DOC:
total 28
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       9957 déc 11  2002 EM_IN_GU.ZIP*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       4502 mar 19  2003 FAQ_GER.TXT*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       6684 avr 25  2003 NEWS.TXT*

./ENGLISH:
total 60
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud      28738 mar 23  2003 EASYMINT.RSC*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       4085 mar 19  2003 FAQ_ENG.TXT*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       5031 avr 24  2003 LANGUAGE.LNG*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       5651 avr 25  2003 NEWS_E.TXT*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       4120 fév  6  2002 QUICKGUI.TXT*

./PAKETE:
total 75156
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud        461 avr 28  2003 BASIC.LST*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud    5324800 oct 16 20:54 BASIC.TAR*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud       1069 avr 28  2003 DEVEL.LST*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud   24760320 oct 20 21:34 devel.tar*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud        634 avr 28  2003 LIBS.LST*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud   15585280 oct 17 20:46 libs.tar*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud        637 avr 28  2003 NET.LST*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud   10997760 oct 17 19:54 net.tar*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud        684 avr 28  2003 STANDARD.LST*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud   20162560 oct 16 22:00 standard.tar*
-rwxrwxr-x    1 arnaud   arnaud        636 avr 15  2003 X11.LST*
				
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Setup the empty GEM partition
Arnaud Bercegeay
This 20MB partition is empty. We'll set there a kind of AFROS setup, slightly modified, so that EasyMiNT will happily run on it.
In the easymint.cnf file, IDE0 is the empty disk and IDE1 is AFROS. It's time to run aranym:
	$ cd /home/arnaud/ara
	$ aranym -c easymint.cnf
				
Here, you should see the hi-rez (black & white) EmuTOS desktop. C: is the empty GEM partition, D: is the empty LNX partition, and E: is the AFROS disk image.
Open the E: drive, and copy all the files in E: to the C: drive. view screen snapshot

EmuTOS Desktop

Now, the C: drive contains a copy of the AFROS disk image. We now have to change the xaaes location: move the C:\mint\xaaes directory (and its subdirectories) to C:\xaaes. For this, I've drag'n dropped the c:\mint\xaaes folder to the C:\ disk icon, and then drag'n dropped the c:\mint\xaaes folder to the trash.
run C:\qed\qed.app, and edit the file C:\mint\mint.cnf (replace c:\mint\xaaes by c:\xaaes -- 2 sentences), and edit the file c:\xaaes\xa_exec.scl (replace 'string aes = gsys + xaaes\' by 'string aes = root + xaaes\').
At this point, the GEM partition is now set up. You can reboot aranym (press the Pause Key and clic on the "reboot" button)
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Running easymint (first pass)
Arnaud Bercegeay
Now, you should have a great freemint/xaaes/teradesk desktop instead of the minimalist EmuTOS desktop.
Open the I: drive (it's the HostFS drive), and look for you easymint installer. When you've found it, run easymint.prg.

EasyMiNT

The default option are the good ones. You don't have to change anything, and please : don't check the "XaAES installation" button. A much more recent version of XaAES is already installed in your c:\xaaes directory.
At the end, Easymint announces that the computer will reboot:
Press OK, let Aranym reboots. You'll see that the reboot fails, so press the CTRL while booting to have the pretty EmuTOS desktop. Here, we'll have to fix some stuff in order to have to boot process working again.
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Fix the temporary mint setup
Arnaud Bercegeay
Open qed, and edit the file c:\mint\mint.cnf. At the end of the file, add the following 2 lines:
				 cd c:\xaaes
				 GEM=xaaes.prg
				
Then, copy moose.xdd and hostfs.xfs from c:\mint.old to c:\mint, and erase c:\mint\aranym.xfs. (this is only relevant for EasyMiNT versions up to 1.5, in version 1.51 you only have to copy moose.xdd) Reboot aranym... and you should have the xaaes/teradesk environment on the screen.
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
Running easymint (2nd pass)
Arnaud Bercegeay
Open the I:\ drive (by pressing [ALT] and [I] keys). DO NOT OPEN THE U:\ DRIVE TO ACCESS YOUR HOSTFS files. Easymint will have some troubles if you run easymint thru U:\i\easymint\... (This is fixed in Version 1.51)
Execute easymint.prg.
Easymint will create the EXT2 partition on the d: drive. You have to confirm that's really what you want.
Then, a formular will be opened so that you can choose the pakages to be installed.
Next formular: system startup: choose XaAES, and type c:\xaaes\xaaes.prg in XaAES settings area, or use the fileselector (in this case, change the filter from "xaaes.tos" to "*", and select the file xaaes.prg). The editable field seems to have some refresh bugs. You may press the left or right arrow to refresh the editable field content.
To choose the TIMEZONE, the default filter of the fileselector is empty. You have to chose "*" as filter if you want to select a timezone.
view screen snapshot:

Snap03

At the end, you may reboot (or kill and restart aranym). At this moment, the installation is completed.
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
howto run bash
Arnaud Bercegeay
Run U:\opt\toswin2\toswin2.app. Then, open the menubar "Datei/TOS-Programm Starten". Select the file U:\bin\bash and valide the fileselector. Toswin2 will then ask for parameters: leave the parameter line empty, and validate.

You now have bash running in a GEM window :)

We may do things more properly:
edit the file c:\xaaes\xa_setup.scl and change the line "string tosrun = aes + tw\tw-call.app" to "string tosrun = /opt/toswin2/toswin2.app".
This string will be taken into account after the next boot.
With this config, all your TOS application will be executed on a GEM window thanks to toswin2.
HOWTO install EasyMiNT from scratch on Aranym/AFROS basis
howto shutdown
Arnaud Bercegeay
Run c:\mint\shutdown\shudown.app, and check the "halt system" choice. Then, the string "system halted" will be displayed on the screen. At this moment, you may kill aranym.
If you don't have installed the shutdown utility (bad idea), don't panic: a copy of this utility is already on your C: disk image c:\easymint\shutdown\shutdown.app
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