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Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #885 on: September 22, 2018, 03:46:47 AM »
I'm back.

Been busy on Non-Amiga Project for a long while.  Got them finished up and planning to pull out the Amiga to finish up the loose ends.

To kick start my enthusiasm just Ordered a Buddha 20th Aniv Card, to add to my pile of gizmos to play with.
 

Offline darkage

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #886 on: September 24, 2018, 02:19:23 AM »
wow, welcome back.     Wasnt expecting this thread to keep on going..   :)
 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #887 on: September 24, 2018, 02:38:09 AM »
Hey Darkage, you are still around.  Nice!!

Well I never finished the Last Build.  I had to stop when water started pouring from the Celing.
Actually covered up the Amga and Stuff with Plastic before any Damage.

Long story short.
A copper pipe burst in the Ceiling.  Tiny pinhole spray that slowly filled up behind drywall, and then it broke thru.

Insurance covered things, but I took Material and did basement Reno myself.

Rebuilt the Office, Rec Area, and A new Fish Control Room with a Brand new Bigger Tank.



That tank is up and running as of a few weeks ago.

So going to finish the Amiga (bridgeboard, and all the goodies I originally Planned).
 

Offline darkage

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #888 on: September 24, 2018, 02:44:47 AM »
Good to see you around still wbrejnia!

I haven't done much in Amiga land.    Been spending most of my time on 3d printing.    I did purchase a Desoldering station so I can upgrade my Blizzard 040 card to 060 for my a1200 which I will get around too one day.     I also backed the a500 case campaign from indiegogo..   :)

 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #889 on: September 24, 2018, 02:56:24 AM »
Glad to see you are keeping busy.

3D printing is something I seriously want to learn.
The local library has a couple of High Quality Printers, and you just pay for filament for each print.
I have some need to print some parts for aquarium setup.   Replacements I can get, or too expensive.  Tiny clips, screws, etc.

Anyway.   Right now I'm just getting organized for the Amiga Restart Project.
Most important is to backup the past work.  Floppies are old.
The goal of the Buddha card is a way to do backups, and build a multi boot setup with SD cards.
Last time I acquired that Kickstart Switcher, and have all kickstarts ROM too.

Stay tuned.  Waiting for Buddha module to arrive.  (even with that appears I may need help from the Forums from what I have read on another thread).

Wally
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 02:58:36 AM by wbrejnia »
 

Offline darkage

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #890 on: September 24, 2018, 04:43:21 AM »
3d printing is amazing, but theres alot of initial effort for leaving learning everything to get successful prints.

The local supermarket was selling the one I got cheaper than importing from China. (basically a monoselect plus)  After 1 year of ownership the printer is probably about 50% modified.   Currently printing a RC plane and hot wheels stuff for son.   

The real magic starts when you learn how to use CAD to design your own custom parts.    Have printed a few things for my Amiga as well.

« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 06:16:08 PM by darkage »
 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #891 on: October 03, 2018, 05:56:35 AM »
ALL READY TO GET STARTED With Amiga REBUILD 2018 (Buddha IDE Adapater Arrives)



The Amigakit Package Arrived today with the BUDHA CARD.

That motivated me to Gather SOME of my stuff to start a COMPLETE Rebuild of EVERYTHING in This Thread (have a Great Reference Manual)

NICE TO SEE AMIGA POWERED UP (on the 4 ROM Kickstart Switcher), and the Indivision ECS (VGA Adapater) WORKS )

-> First project will be to get the Buddha Card working, on a Regular IDE Drive.

--> Then Tackle (Bridgeboard, Lotech IDE, the Gotek, the GVP SCSI Drive, and then Some Bridgeboard setups with DOS,Window1.0, etc)

Thinking IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA to start a NEW THREAD (Which may to out to be the Sales Brochure).
 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #892 on: October 05, 2018, 05:16:56 AM »
BUDDHA 20th Anniversary Edition Installation



That was easy.

I first tried a Real IDE Drive which the BUDDHA recognized, but wanted more of challenge.  The IDE Compact Flash Adapter wouldn't work.

Then I tried the IDE SD Card Adapter and it worked like a charm.  (Better than FLASH card since I have many)

SO NOW I can start the REBUILD.
 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #893 on: October 11, 2018, 05:25:17 AM »
Wow A big Step Forward (2x)  GOT CF Flash Adapter Working with Buddha.

When I was working on the Bridgeboard project last year, the Lotech-IDE Adapter with CF-Adapter WOULD NOT WORK.
That is why I got the SDcard-Adapter and it DID WORK.

Same thing was happening with the Buddha,  None of my 20 year old CF CARDs Worked (but they would work on a CF adapter in my PC)

so I JUST got a Cheap 512MB New Industrial Grade CF (Amazon).....And it worked.



THIS IS A GAME changer, since if I can get the CF-Adapter working on the Lo-Tech/bridgeboard, I will have a FULLY SOLID STATE Hard Drive Setup.

-> Lotech on IDE off Bridgeboard (PC HARD DRIVE) (Compact Flash)
-> Amiga HARD DRIVE on Buddha (SD Card)
-> Amiga FLOPPY Emulation on Gotek-Hxc (USB SticK)

(With Ability to Just Swap Images by Just changing CARDS.)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 05:31:21 AM by wbrejnia »
 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #894 on: October 30, 2018, 04:35:10 AM »
Things are moving along.

Got the BUDDHA installed and working off a Industrial Compact Flash (since my old CF cards didn't work).
The Amiga Boot up lighting speed.

Also got the Lo-tech ISA-IDE adapter working with SD card adapter and the Bridgeboard Boots nice an quick.

Loading up all kind of SW on both the Amiga and the Bridgeboard DOS.

Nice to see old stuff work, old way, and accelerated way to really move things forward.

Having the Individual Flickerfixer to hook up LCD monitor is also nice.

This is good old retro fun, and when I'm done, my mission might be accomplished.  Thus might sell the Super Amiga Some day.

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #895 on: March 29, 2021, 05:26:05 AM »
Test.  Wow.  Finally I got in after trying many times over the months to get my password reset.

Been a while (Hard to believe 4 years since last post).
I still have the Amiga sitting in my office collecting dust.  Got a Kit from Europe to make a Floppy drive work of the Amiga Port.  Never got around to that project.
Got let go from my Job couple weeks ago.... after 35 years of service.

Got plenty of time to find ways to not be bored.  The Amiga may have my time again.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 05:30:49 AM by wbrejnia »
 

Offline Pat the Cat

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #896 on: March 29, 2021, 04:16:18 PM »
Hi Wally.Glad you got it working.

I guess you want the external Gotek so you can finally get the case back on. :)

Here's a case of another 2000 that was nursed back to working;-

https://retrohax.net/amiga-2000-semi-extreme-refurb-part-one/
"To recurse is human. To iterate, divine."

A1200, Vanilla, Surf Squirrel, SD Card, KS 3.0/3.z, PCMCIA dev
A500, Vanilla, A570, Rev 5, KS 1.2/1.3 Testbench system
Rasp Pi, UAE4ARM, 3D laser scanner, experimental, hoping for AmigaOS4Arm, based on Watterott Fabscan Pi
 

Offline Pat the Cat

« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 04:38:26 PM by Pat the Cat »
"To recurse is human. To iterate, divine."

A1200, Vanilla, Surf Squirrel, SD Card, KS 3.0/3.z, PCMCIA dev
A500, Vanilla, A570, Rev 5, KS 1.2/1.3 Testbench system
Rasp Pi, UAE4ARM, 3D laser scanner, experimental, hoping for AmigaOS4Arm, based on Watterott Fabscan Pi
 

Offline wbrejnia

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #898 on: March 29, 2021, 06:32:40 PM »
Hi Pat,  (Forgot your real name, if it's not Pat)

Nice to hear from you.

You are correct. I would like to get the Case back on.

I am pretty sure I got the Lo-Tech working with a CF card.  It was the CF Card type that gave me headache.
However I do have a Buddha Adapter to work with the CF and Amiga Side so that where I can used the CF cards.

To help with a external Gotek I JUST ORDERED a DF0:/DF1: Floppy selector from Amiga.Kit
http://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?products_id=12673
The price is very reasonable so why not complete this Amiga with all the Bells and Whistles.

Once it arrives my office area with Amiga should be more presentable.

I did recently get a 3D printer (Cheap but effective) ENDER 3 Pro.
Plan is to make some better cases and stuff to bring the Amiga Parts (Gotek, etc) to and nice external Console of some sort and have some smart buttons to switch the different configuations. (ie jumpers, ROM Switcher,  replaced by smart relays).

Anything to keep my mind and hands busy as I eventualy embark on looking for a new Career.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 06:38:33 PM by wbrejnia »
 

Offline Pat the Cat

Re: **Need Setup HELP** with Classic Amiga 2000 HARD DISK (Bridgeboard)
« Reply #899 on: March 29, 2021, 07:06:08 PM »
Yes, it really is Pat.

I have linked people to this thread in the past, people who are having trouble with Bridgeboards or 2000s... like, "Hey, you think this is easy, it isn't". :)

Have fun with your printer. You could setup as a recapper / repairer with your skills.

Quite a gap in people offering external Gotek cases, you could do that too. The world is your oyster. Try scooping, there are pearls out there.
"To recurse is human. To iterate, divine."

A1200, Vanilla, Surf Squirrel, SD Card, KS 3.0/3.z, PCMCIA dev
A500, Vanilla, A570, Rev 5, KS 1.2/1.3 Testbench system
Rasp Pi, UAE4ARM, 3D laser scanner, experimental, hoping for AmigaOS4Arm, based on Watterott Fabscan Pi