Any AMIGA users?

From: Christopher Smith <>
Date: Mon Dec 31 13:52:38 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) []

> Has anybody ever actually SEEN and USED any software for the catweasel
> that will make an Amiga disk (NOT duplicate one that is present)?

Not me, though, I've seen documents (probably in UAE) that say you can write disks to images and images to disks if you use it. The linux/netbsd/freebsd drivers, from all I've seen and heard, should access disks fine for making images and the like.

> I think that "MatchPoint" might be their board that you're
> thinkking of.

I was thinking of compati-card, actually. I was un-aware that it had this same limitation.

I may have to see if I can find one of these "MatchPoint" boards now, though. What are my chances?

> What software is available for Mac to do Amiga disks?

Again, I seem to remember from docs that UAE will use it directly. So you'd be stuck with a chicken-egg scenario where you need an image of the O/S (or boot disk) to get it working. :) Otherwise it would work fine.

I have seen mappings for the linux fdparam (I think that's the program..) which will make your system use the format at a low level, and have heard that catweasel works with linux. In that case you can image/unimage the disks pretty simply.

As for a program that reads/writes the filesystem (I assume that's what you're asking...), I don't know of one, but I believe that given the number of people interested in amiga emulation, somebody must have written one. If they havent, get an amiga emulator set-up, and chances are that will do it for you. (Again, I seem to remember mention of this in the UAE docs)

I would, of course, be interested to hear from anyone who's really tried it. :)



Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
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