Amigas are OK here, eh? ;-)
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 22:54:56 CDT 2005
On 8/15/05, Roger Merchberger <zmerch at 30below.com> wrote:
> I don't have the coin for one of those Zorro <-> PCI thingamabobs on ePay,
> and the last few searches I did didn't bring about much for an ethernet
I don't have any Zorro<->PCI boards, but I do make the GG2 Bus+, a
Zorro<->ISA board. Comes with drivers for some older, standard 16-bit
Ethernet cards. The WD/SMC8013 is a good one, the venerable NE2000 is
the ordinary one that goes with it. Get a jumpered card so you don't
have to fiddle with DOS config programs, or just config a jumperless
card in a DOS box and migrate it.
> 1) Was there ever a version of OS-9/68K that ran on Amiga hardware? I know
> there was one that ran on the Atari ST series...
Dunno about OS/68K, but there was Amiga MINIX.
> 2) Would I be best off to just buy the latest available version of AmigaOS
> (for dox, media, etc.) or should I search/wait/etc. for it? It easily meets
> the 'minimum' install requirements for AmigaOS3.9, and is still better than
> the "for improved usability" specs...
If you don't have docs,, you might want a "new" AmigaOS set, but it
probably wouldn't take long to scare up an OS3.1 doc set, or a
complete OS 3.5 set for less than OS3.9.
> 3) I have access to a SCSI CD-R/RW burner - Is this machine capable of
> burning CDs (even at 1x - I'm not in a hurry... ;-) at all? That could help
> me making backups in case of a disaster...
Yes it is, but back in the old days, the tools to image Amiga
filesystem CD-Rs was not freeware. ISO-9660 isn't a problem.
> 4) Anything else I forgot to ask about??? ;-)
Hmm... the basics are, a) does it boot (does the boot disk still
work), b) do you have a mouse and keyboard, c) do you have a network
card... so I think you've hit the high points.
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