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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #70 on: 16:56, 23 March 18 »
The rom version is not for M4. What you need is this:
http://www.symbos.de/download.htm
SymbOS CPC core package
Inside the zip is another zip called SymbOS-CPC-M4BoardFull.zip
Unpack it to the root of your microSD
Insert to M4
run"sym

That's it.

wow really, no wonder it doesn't work! That's a shame cos it does boot well enough from m4 so maybe a rom version could be released - maybe there is no advantage to that though?

A problem I have though when I boot the non-rom version on m4 is I get an "out of memory" error when I click on the system terminal SymShell shortcut on the desktop, or Control Panel... Do I need a ram upgrade to use most things on a stock 6128?

ps. M4 is absolutely awesome by the way!! :)
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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #71 on: 17:21, 23 March 18 »
wow really, no wonder it doesn't work! That's a shame cos it does boot well enough from m4 so maybe a rom version could be released - maybe there is no advantage to that though?
Yeah no advantage as far as I have understood. There is pratically no boot-time on M4 anyway.
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A problem I have though when I boot the non-rom version on m4 is I get an "out of memory" error when I click on the system terminal SymShell shortcut on the desktop, or Control Panel... Do I need a ram upgrade to use most things on a stock 6128?
Yup, there's not much you can do with 128KB memory in SymbOS.

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #72 on: 13:56, 17 April 18 »
Yeah no advantage as far as I have understood. There is pratically no boot-time on M4 anyway.Yup, there's not much you can do with 128KB memory in SymbOS.

What is my best option to add more RAM and still use the edge connector M4? Or am I best selling it and buying another with MX4 connector so I can use Z-Mem?

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #73 on: 16:24, 17 April 18 »
What is my best option to add more RAM and still use the edge connector M4? Or am I best selling it and buying another with MX4 connector so I can use Z-Mem?
You could use my adapter and plug M4 into the end and put Z/X-MEM into the IDC connector. It's not a great solution as it will add a bit of weight to the expansion port, unless you add some support.
Also I think @Piotr made a ram expansion with passthrough.

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Re: SymbOS 3 released
« Reply #74 on: 14:48, 18 April 18 »
You could use my adapter and plug M4 into the end and put Z/X-MEM into the IDC connector. It's not a great solution as it will add a bit of weight to the expansion port, unless you add some support.
Also I think @Piotr made a ram expansion with passthrough.

Hi thanks Duke, how much is your expansion board or where is it available from? (or can you email me any details from my previous order if you'd prefer to keep it separate from the forum) :)