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Old 08 December 2012, 23:32   #1
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Ripping my old Amiga disks to PC by Bluetooth

The following hardware is what I need correct?

http://www.usconverters.com/index.ph...roducts_id=228

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http://www.usconverters.com/index.ph...roducts_id=237

and i just plug this into the back of my Amiga and I can transfer files between them right?
 
Old 09 December 2012, 03:15   #2
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Should be possible yes, however it will be very slow (as it will always be through RS232).
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No need for drivers ???
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Old 09 December 2012, 22:25   #5
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No need for drivers ???
Not for the Amiga, because as far as the Amiga is concerned, it's is just a serial port. (Null modem cable basically)
Not sure if you have to use your Amiga with a terminal program to set up the device or if you can do that all from the Bluetooth side via the PC...

On the PC side, you'd need drivers for the adapter...

It should work I think...

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Old 09 December 2012, 23:18   #6
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Just a thought... with hardware like that, perhaps you could configure the Amiga SerNet system to connect your real Amiga with an emulated one in WinUAE? Then you could set up a shared directory on your PC hard disk in WinUAE, and have that mounted on your real Amiga. Use an ADF-creating program to read your disks to the shared directory on the PC. Of course, since it works over a serial cable it would be really slow...
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Thinking about it, it seems a bit complicated for me... and probably too slow to be really useful.

If the problem is to connect PC and Amiga to organise file transfers or backup partitions, there are plenty of already existing solutions (real time or not), using ethernet or serial connections...

One problem I'd be happy to resolve is how copy/rip/backup no-DOS partitions out of an old Amiga hard drive like the ones for PC-Task, for Linux 68k or for Shapeshifter ?
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Old 10 December 2012, 03:22   #8
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Considering most Amiga files are smaller, serial (at least for me when I was using it) wasn't a problem speed-wise. I mean, not for backing up your whole system ;-), but for transferring some files and/or making a few floppy images, it's not too bad.

That being said, faster is generally better.. ;-)

As for grabbing individual partitions from an Amiga disk.. Hmmmm....
Wonder if you could do that with dd in Linux. The whole drive should be easy. Just not sure if Linux would recognize individual partitions on the disk.. Hmmm...
Of course, if you had a way of knowing the start and stop of the partition on the disk, dd could do it without understanding the partition types.

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Yes, for reading a whole hard disk I'd connect the drive up to a PC and read it that way. Just create an image of the entire drive. You could extract or mount individual partitions from the complete image file as needed.
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