Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Post by David Muel » Mon, 19 Jul 2004 22:34:57


Hi,

I found a A600 in the trash (not kidding) last week, it even has a
40MB-Harddisk. It boots up Workbench (2.0) from HardDisk just fine, but
unfortunately there's not much software on the HD.
So I tried using DD-Formatted Disks to transfer ADFBlitzer and .ADF
Files to it. As I Understand, I need to mount df0: as pc0: via Crossdos.
In my workbench, in the Folder Storage/DOSDrivers there's an Icon called
pc0. If I click this, the drive seems to be mounted. When I go to the
CLI and try to access pc0: the Computer however hangs. What's the
problem? The Diskdrive seems to be OK, it boots up Amiga-Disks just fine.

Or is there another, more convenient way of transferring Software? I
read about a cable, but I'd need some transfersoftware on my Amiga so
again I'd have to use the Diskdrive. Could I just plug in a 2.5"
Hardrive to my PC and transfer the software I need and then connect it
to the amiga as dh1?

I hope, someone can help me,

thanks,

David
 
 
 

Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Post by Tony A » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 08:31:41


[...]
WinUAE can mount real Amiga drives on the PC. Just configure WinUAE to match
your A600 hardware, boot WinUAE off your A600 drive, install your software
from your ADF backups, and put the drive back. Obviously you need a 2.5" to
3.5" drive adapter or cable.

Tony

 
 
 

Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Post by David Muel » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 19:45:11

Hi Tony...





Ah, thanks for that hint! I got the diskdrive in my A600 to work (the
cable was faulty...) but it seems extremely difficult to find DD-Disks
that work on my Amiga _and_ my PC. So that Hard-Disk-Mounting sounds great.

Then I have another question: Can I run the ADFs dirctly from HD in the
A600? Or do I have to put them on Disks via ADF-Blitzer or something? I
heard of that DMS-Format that can mount directories on a harddisk as a
drive, is that what I need?

David
 
 
 

Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Post by Tim » Thu, 22 Jul 2004 08:17:34

You lucky SOB! I wish I can find a A600! ;)

No you cannot mount ADF disk images and boot them, you can mount some ADFs
that are DOS images on WB, but almost all game ADFs are NDOS so this will
not work. Grab some 720k disks if you can find them...

Tim





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Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Post by Tony A » Thu, 22 Jul 2004 10:37:19


[...]
There is a driver somewhere that lets you mount ADFs as a virtual disk in
Workbench - I've never tried it, but I doubt it would be any use with most
floppy-based games, they mostly use non-dos formats, you wouldn't be able to
read or boot from them.

You could use WHDLoad ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) to install supported software
to your hard disk, apparently that works pretty well. Other than that,
floppies are probably your best bet.

Tony
 
 
 

Having troble transferring ADF-Files on Disk to A600 / HD40

Post by John Burn » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 16:22:40


It depends on the actual prog (I assume we're talking mainly games). The adf is
only a copy of the disk so if the original had to be run from floppy it may well
be that you'll have to put it back onto an Amiga floppy to run it on the A600.
If it was lanchable from WB then you should be able to install it to your HD.
There are utilities on Aminet such as Disk Image which let you mount the adf
images onto virtual drives and run them directly from memory - Of course to use
such you'll need extra RAM. DMS is a compressed disk image, essentially just the
same as an adf file.