Picked up Commodore Amiga 2000

TeoZ teoz at neo.rr.com
Tue Oct 4 23:32:00 CDT 2016

Since you would be using the Amiga for video it would be emulated CGA or 
mono. I think you can install a VGA card in an ISA slot (and you can expand 
all the slots to 16 bit if you solder in the header).

Most people used an ISA network card to get around the more expensive Zorro 
Amiga boards (100+ I think).

Anyway the XT and 286 Bridgeboards are not that expensive but anything 
faster sure is.

Not sure why you would want to turn an Amiga 2000 is into a DOS machine 
anyway, I had a 286 Bridgeboard and currently user an XT bridgeboard in one 
of my A2000's just for the heck of it. Mostly I use the Amiga for gaming.

-----Original Message----- 
From: devin davison
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:13 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Picked up Commodore Amiga 2000

A buddy located this just in time, it was out at a scrapyard and we are
about to get hit with a hurricane over here in florida. Picked up a
commodore amiga 2000 with the keyboard, no mouse or monitor. I hooked it up
to a tv via composite and get to the boot screen. It appears to have a scsi
hard drive controller in it.

I figured this would be the place to ask... It looks as if PC compatibility
boards can be added to the machine,  boards with a 286, 386, or 486 and
some memory on a board, capable of running  MS DOS. IF i were to install
such a board, what kind of graphics capability would the dos side of things

I just got started with the machine, im still trying to get it to boot up,
but if it would be pretty capable with dos then i will keep an eye out for
one of the cards.

any suggestions to get started would be appreciated.


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