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ARANYM(1) General Commands Manual ARANYM(1)


ARAnyM - Atari Running on Any Machine


aranym [options]


The main goal of the ARAnyM project is to create a virtual machine that would allow everyone to install, use and improve Atari ST/TT/Falcon/clones operating systems and their applications.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For more information see project documentation.

floppy image file NAME
don't grab mouse at startup
start in fullscreen
VIDEL refresh rate in VBL (default 2)
boot in X color depth [1,2,4,8,16]
attached monitor: 0 = VGA, 1 = TV
METADOS filesystem assignment e.g. d:/atari/d_drive
read different configuration file
save configuration file
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
FastRAM size (in MB)
start debugger (if compiled in)
prefer EmuTOS for booting (normally prefers TOS)
boot linux kernel directly
swap IDE drives for this session
open up SETUP GUI at ARAnyM startup
position ARAnyM window on screen (enter coordinates for upper left corner)
pre-set selected keyboard layout and system language into NVRAM (CC is ISO country code)
halt ARAnyM when linux-m68k guest system tries to reboot


Directory with further reading.

Directory with some useful tools and utilities.
Project web page.


For proper use of this package you will need image of Atari Falcon TOS ROM image file or you can use open source ROM image from EmuTOS project at


This manual page was written by Antonin Kral <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

January 29, 2008