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

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 18:20:23 UTC 2021

I read a little about the board and found this:

We’ve tested the GuruNet on as many different Amiga hardware variants we can. Everything has worked well, except Amiga 2000 systems with Accelerator boards. We’re still trying to figure out why, it doesn’t matter if the board is a first party A2630 board or a third party GVP board. As long as the board is installed, the GuruNet is detected but won’t send or receive packets. If you have any ideas on why this may be, please reach out.

From: https://gigofham.com/post/2018/12/12-gurunet-review-install/

As I have a GVP 030 in my A2000, it looks like I won’t be getting one of these.


From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org>
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 12:28 PM
To: jsalzman at gmail.com <jsalzman at gmail.com>, vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
Cc: Ethan O'Toole <telmnstr at 757.org>
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Amiga 2000 Getting files onto floppy disk
> And with this reminder, I just bought myself a GuruNet board for my Amiga.
> ?
> The only problem I'll have is that I'll need to switch out my DCTV to free
> up the parallel port for the GuruNet. ?

Just looked up that board.

I wish it had something like an ESP8266 and could do the TCP/IP offloaded
versus requiring the Amiga TCP/IP stacks. Then you could have a program on
the Amiga side that is much lighter in weight that could maybe mount a
TNFS server or Windows CIFS server. Something like the FujiNet adapter
that exists for the Atari 8bit computers. At least for me, just having
remote filesystem over network would be a huge jump in capabilities.

                         - Ethan

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