This is a short desription taken from the 1.17.0 readme,
it is suggest that you read the FULL file before installing.
The files can be download from this directory - /sparemint/mint/kernel/1.17.0/
The complete readme file is - /sparemint/mint/kernel/1.17.0/readme.txt
Like with previous installations you need to place the FreeMiNT kernel in the
AUTO folder of your boot drive. If you choose the wrong kernel for your
hardware the kernel will detect this, display an error message and not enter
the boot sequence (e.g. return to TOS). The next step is to copy the MINT
folder from the distribution archive to your boot drive (rename or delete
any already existing MINT folder).
In summary (if your boot drive is C:):
Step 1: - copy the appropriate kernel for your hardware to C:\AUTO
- deactivate any existing FreeMiNT kernel
- sort FreeMiNT as last kernel; take a look at section 3.4, Tips
Step 2: - Copy the MINT folder from the distribution archive to C:\.
If there exists a MINT folder on C: you can do 2 things:
1. Remove/rename the existing MINT folder thus deactivating your
existing FreeMiNT installation.
2. Copy the 1-17-0 folder from the distribution archive to C:\MINT
and install FreeMiNT 1.17.0 in parallel. You can switch back
to your old FreeMiNT installation by booting the old kernel.
Step 3: - Edit C:\MINT\1-17-0\MINT.CNF; take a look at section 3.3.
The distribution archive is setup to boot XaAES; if you don't want
this, change the INIT configuration directive to your choice.
If you want to boot XaAES, edit C:\MINT\1-17-0\XAAES\XAAES.CNF
and adjust the settings for the desktop.
Step 4: - Reboot; the new kernel and XaAES is booted
NOTE: If you want to disable memory protection press the shift
key while the FreeMiNT message appears on screen. You will
then enter the boot menu and can select whether or not to
use the memory protection.
You can also activate step-by-step initialization, which might
be useful if you encounter problems with your boot sequence.
If this setting is enabled, the kernel will wait for a
key press after each initialization step.