[vcf-midatlantic] Amiga help

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Tue Dec 1 12:48:18 EST 2020

>It would be nice if I could get it to boot from the hard drive.

I have an Amiga 2500 and I run a SCSI2SD card in it. It's attached to the 
SCSI controller that came in it. One issue is that the SCSI2SD boots 
slower than the Amiga trying to access it, so I wait a few seconds then do 
Amiga-Amiga-Control or whatever the reboot three finger salute is.

BUT... get this. With WinUAE emulator on Windows laptop, I can stuff that 
SD card in it and boot the emulator from the same SD card that runs the 
Amiga. I copied all the WHDLoad stuff in via that means, DiskMash 
unitilies (DMS files) and other goodies. It's very convienient for moving 
stuff onto the system. IIRC I setup the SCSI2SD to look like 4 2GB disks 
or something, and I used the diskutil program? to prep em.

Listen to see if the disks are spinning. If not a thunk against the table 
should fix.

> Also after opening the unit I found the battery back up leaked on the 
> board
> and cleaned that up, but I haven’t turned it on yet to make sure

Good news that it still works hopefully!

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