[vcf-midatlantic] Amiga 2000 Getting files onto floppy disk

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 14:27:07 UTC 2021

Both Amiga Explorer and Gotek are really necessary. Gotek is amazing, and should be considered necessary for any modern Amiga use, but you’ll soon realize that not every bit of installable software for the Amiga is a disk image- many are just compressed lha files.

You cannot use the Gotek to move a lha file you’ve downloaded from the internet using another system (linux/win/mac) to the Amiga- for that you need something like Amiga Explorer. It will move it reliably but slowly. Luckily most of these files are small by todays standards.

Eventually you’ll want a ethernet board in your Amiga and your Amiga running a tcp/ip stack, then you can directly use HTTP or FTP to pull interesting Amiga files down into it and use them directly. Until then consider both a Gotek and Amiga Explorer (and a SCSI2SD drive).

The A2000 can use a number of ethernet boards found on eBay.


From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org>
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 10:37 PM
To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
Cc: Alexander Jacocks <jjacocks at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Amiga 2000 Getting files onto floppy disk
You can also use a Gotek USB floppy emulator as an Amiga floppy drive:


I have one of those in my A600. You can also install it in an external
drive chassis, to share with multiple Amigas, if you want.

- Alex

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 21:04 Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> https://www.amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?t=15
> Command line transdisk can copy over file
> On Fri, 1 Jan 2021, Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
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