Hi, I purchased OS 3.1.4 last week for my A1200. Yesterday I received my ACA 1211 so I started setting things up. However, there always seem to be some issues with this combination (ACA 1211 + Kickstart 3.1.4). Here is a list:
Stock Kickstart 3.0 No Maprom
This was my first attempt at installing 3.1.4. I installed everything using the 3.1.4 install disk + the additional A1200 modules disk. It installed ok, booted fine (I used PFS3AIO with direct access to partition my CF card).
However, ShowConfig shows over 1.6MB of RAM at $C00000 address, which should be 1.5MB (that's what it shows using Kick 3.0 or 3.1) and I got weird crashes from time to time. Directory Opus 4 would always cause Software Failure, if I booted with startup sequence (it would start without SS).
Another issue I had was with WHDLoad. It would say that the kickstart file used for games is incorrect (40.068), even though this same file works with Kick 3.0 or Kick 3.1.
The next issues is with PCMCIA Ethernet card. It refused to work. If I hot plug when fully booted, it would either crash the system, or at least cause Miami to crash when opened. The LoadModule ROMUPDATE command would always crash the system with the PCMCIA card present.
Kickstart 3.1.4 via Maprom
I did a clean install of Workbench 3.1.4 using the Install disk. Everything installed just fine, however LoadWB would always cause Software Failure (80000006), regardless, if I booted from the CF card or Workbench floppy. ShowConfig still showed 1.6MB at $C00000.
Now to the PCMCIA Network card - it did not crash the system, but with Kickstart 3.1.4 loaded via Maprom, it would not detect my CF card (I guess it's IDE that is not detected at all - not enough address space left for some reason?). So it's either CF drive of PCMCIA card, which renders this method useless (it was already useless when I could not get Workbench to load at all).
Interestingly, with the PCMCIA card present (without the CF card), I was able to boot to Workbench 3.1.4 from the floppy. So perhaps it's an issue with one of icon/workbench.library, but it's weird, as I only did clean install from floppies.
WHDLoad still insists kickstart files are corrupt (perhaps they are loaded in the incorrect memory space (after $D7FFFF?).
So, I guess Kickstart 3.1.4 does not play nice with ACA 1211, which I guess forces me to go back to 3.1.