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 EasyMiNT Installer:

EasyMiNT is a GEM based installer for MiNT/Sparemint. With EasyMiNT you're only a few mouse clicks away from a real MiNT system. EasyMiNT is for the beginner, who doesn't want to edit scripts or use cryptic command line tools. The motto of EasyMiNT is "first install and then learn". The only requirements for using EasyMiNT is that you know how to unpack a ZIP archive, to know how to copy files and to create a LNX or RAW partition with your harddisk tool. EasyMiNT is based on the Sparemint packages, it will install the packages needed to have a running MiNT system.

Download from - EasyMiNT Website

 FreeMiNT 1.17.0 Release:

This is a short desription taken from the 1.17.0 readme, it is suggest that you read the FULL file before installing.
The complete readme file is - /sparemint/mint/kernel/1.17.0/readme.txt

The files can be download from this directory - /sparemint/mint/kernel/1.17.0/

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.