Any AMIGA users?

From: Christopher Smith <>
Date: Thu Jan 3 10:11:06 2002

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

> Certainly the PC hardware, regardless of OS or other software
> can NOT do
> Amiga.
> Can the Linux catweasel drivers actually use the catweasel as its disk
> controller for the file system? Or is this an issue that the
> catweasel
> software (that does NOT work at a filesystem level) can also RUN under
> linux?

Right, but remember that linux won't run only on peesees. :) Linux on a power-mac (or amiga!) will likely produce bit-for-bit copies of amiga disks just fine.

Also, I think it's the standard linux floppy disk driver, which is pretty flexible, and not a special "catweasel" driver, so it would be handled just the same as a standard floppy setup. So I guess you could write ext2 filesystems to 880k floppies if you want ;)

Or ... one could write an amiga filesystem for linux. I actually wonder why this hasn't been done.

> Has anybody, anywhere, EVER gotten a catweasel to work as a
> controller to
> do file system level operations?

After this discussion, I'm tempted to get one and try. Too bad I can't afford it just now.



Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
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