I recently obtained an old secondhand A500, and as regards software, it came
only with a wb 1.3.3 disk, and a few games. Now, my problem is that, not
having another amiga, nor any disks with terminal emulation software on
them, and not being able to afford a catweasel card, I'm unable to make
files readable by the A500.
Browsing through the manuals, a small paragraph in the Amiga Enhancer
Software Manual (presumably what the original owner got with wb 1.3)
mentioned being able to transfer files via "copy aux:". However, after
spending a few hours fiddling, it doesn't seem to work, always stopping and
presumably waiting for an end of file character/marker of some sort. I've
tried direct from a dos prompt to the port, via terminal emulators, via the
copy command in UAE (same wb/kicker/setup), and the best I've got is
occassionally aborting with something along the lines of "***BREAK <file>
removed" when some binary files are copied over (presumably its receiving an
abort character or something).
I am, I admit, only using a 3-wire null modem (send/receive/ground)... are
the extra lines needed to complete the transfer appropriately?
So, basically, my question is, how the heck can you use copy aux: or copy
ser: with a null modem to transfer files?
However, I also remember that WB1.3 came with Crossdos which is a driver to
allow PC floppies to be written to and read from using the A500. It only
supports 8.3 filenames, however. You need Crossdos 7 (no longer available)
to read long filenames.
If you have a computer that can access the internet, Google to Aminet and
download a suitable terminal emulator (e.g. NComm) and save the file to a PC
DOS formatted floppy. Try it in the A500. If it does not work, look up
Crossdos in the manual. You, probably need to copy the crossdos dosdriver
from storage/dosdrivers to Devs/dosdrivers and reboot the A500,
"Nathananael Bettridge" <allb...@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message