Re: Creating Amiga boot diskettes
Basically, too many irons in the fire! I immediately downloaded the
lha files recommended to me into a download section on Gcomm, my Debian
sarge on a Gateway 500 also running Windows 98SE. (I have also been
busy with my new system redetch which has a P4 running etch.)
I have Version 3.0 of a Cloanto CDROM that I guess could be used to
unpack the lha stuff and copy to a diskette to use on the Amiga. I have
the diskettes for the installation of Amiga 3.1 but haven't created a
boot diskette yet. I guess my memory is fairly rusty and haven't gotten
around to figuring it out just yet. Mainly I just hate to mess with the
hardware but have no problem with doing software stuff usually. The
Amiga is an Amiga 2000HD with a GForc 030 acceleration card. It also
has the standard Amiga harddrive controller card that used to have a
working 50 MB harddrive for booting. The accelerator card has a data
100 MB harddrive that is nonbooting but unfortunately has stuff on it
that I don't want to overwrite without moving it to storage somewhere.
There is an external 1 GB SCSI harddrive onto which I hoped to install
Debian GNU/Linux just to see if I could do it. I don't mind sacrificing
its contents since it used to be on a Macintosh and still 'thinks' that
it is on a Mac, (long story, I bought it from a now extinct
I just checked modconf and find that I have affs installed as a
module on Gcomm (this box). Can I use this with an Imation drive (as a
floppy drive) to write files to an Amiga boot diskette? I could copy
one of the installation diskettes on the Amiga and write the lha stuff
somehow to it, I suppose. If I'm rambling, it's late at night.
BTW, should I CC you or just write to the list?
Thank you for your inquiry! It is appreciated!
Lance Tagliapietra wrote:
were you successful in getting your system to read your Debian CD-Roms?
I never saw any messages of success/failure or additional questions.
Hope your silence was an indication of success!
On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 10:37:28AM -0600, Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
Is there a way to create an Amiga diskette that will boot into
Amiga sarge installation CDROM's? I've lost my boot drive but could
possibly boot into the CDROM's to install Debian GNU/Linux on an external
SCSI drive, I hope.
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