- Computer & hardware choices
- BIOS settings
- Install processes choices
- Grub parameters
- List of articles
Computer & hardwares choicesIcaros should work on most computers in VESA modes, but vesa mode are sloooow. It’s adviced to have a supported graphic card for the best Icaros experience. Anyway, SATA operations must be modified in BIOS and USB3 won’t work. You must choose / build a computer in taking care of the hardware compatibility. Refer to this page for more informations :
- Personnally I have : GMA945 in an old Dell optiplex GX520 Desktop, A DELL Optiplex 755 with an nvidia Quadro380, Soundblaster Audigy II, network RTL8169.
You already have your computer ? Niiiiiice !
BIOS parameters & hardwares choices :In BIOS modify the SATA operation to
LegacyI have an old 80Gb 5400rpm SATA disk. Don’t forget icaros can’t manage disks that are bigger than 120Gb.
Install choices :
Wipe diskI do this the first time. It creates a new Partition table. You must have chosen the right size for SYS: and WORK: no choice needed. Personnally, I think 8Gb for SYS is quite enough. After the reboot, when you launch “install Aros” again.
Do not use Work partition (for the moment)
- make a full install on SYS only, then change Myworkspace: assigns manually, cause there are sometimes issues on assigns if you choose to “Use Work: partition” but don’t “Format” it.
GRUB parameters :According to this thread :
module /Devs/alt/ata.deviceto load the alternative ata device. Delete the line
modules /Devs/ahci.devicemodify the first line replacing
ATA=32bit,nodma,notlsfsave and reboot. All should be fine now.