[vcf-midatlantic] Amiga help

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 11:52:46 EST 2020

Some answers below-

>>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 2:11 PM Sentrytv <sentrytv at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> I’m sending you this email because I recently acquired an Amiga A1000 and 2000.
>>> Even though it came to me in boxes, in like new condition, there were no manuals, no software, nothing.
>>> so I’m trying to find out if you have any experience with these and maybe you can point me in the right direction.
>>> Id like to get a Kickstart 1.3 and Workbench 1.2 floppies.(This is what the computer is asking for)
>>> Also maybe you know if an “A T” PC style Keyboard would work on the 2000?
>>> I know they make an adapter for 2000 to 1000 keyboard input.
>>> But alas I do not have a 2000 keyboard.

All Amiga Keyboards are Amiga only. The 2000 and 3000 share keyboards. The 1000 and the 4000 are their own kind. None are compatible with AT keyboards. Same with mice.

I would invest in one of the Amiga to USB converts for Keyboard and mouse available on ebay, as the A2000 keyboards are expensive and may have issues due to age.

I would also pick up a Gotek floppy emulator for the A2000, as the drives are not compatible with anything and you need a working Amiga to make disks. With a Gotek you can load ADF (disk files) onto USB sticks and boot those as emulated floppies.

You can find versions of Workbench in ADF format floating around. I have actual floppies but I just recently restored my A2000 and found a few of the floppies are bad. I ended up installing via Gotek onto a SCSI2SD adapter used as the hardrive.

Also the Amiga Explorer was something I used- it allows you to push files from a PC via Serial port onto the Amiga (everything can't be turned into a ADF disk file...)



You'll also need/want a hardrive for the A2000, which means a Hardrive card/scsi controller:

If you don't already have one in there. Using an Amiga with just floppies is not fun.


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