ARAnyM(1) 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.
-a, --floppy NAME
floppy image file NAME
-N, --nomouse
don't grab mouse at startup
-f, --fullscreen
start in fullscreen
-v, --refresh <X>
VIDEL refresh rate in VBL (default 2)
-r, --resolution <X>
boot in X color depth [1,2,4,8,16]
-m, --monitor <X>
attached monitor: 0 = VGA, 1 = TV
-d, --disk CHAR:ROOTPATH
METADOS filesystem assignment e.g. d:/atari/d_drive
-c, --config FILE
read different configuration file
-s, --save
save configuration file
-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
output version information and exit
-F, --fastram SIZE
FastRAM size (in MB)
-D, --debug
start debugger (if compiled in)
-e, --emutos
prefer EmuTOS for booting (normally prefers TOS)
-l, --lilo
boot linux kernel directly
-S, --swap-ide
swap IDE drives for this session
-G, --gui
open up SETUP GUI at ARAnyM startup
-P <X,Y>
position ARAnyM window on screen (enter coordinates for upper left corner)
-k <CC>
pre-set selected keyboard layout and system language into NVRAM (CC is ISO country code)
-H, --halt
halt ARAnyM when linux-m68k guest system tries to reboot


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 <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).