Back in Part One you’ll remember that I’d brought my rusty Amiga 1200 home from my parents with the idea that I might be able to recover some lost/early projects from the 170MB Hard Drive inside.
At first I attached the Hard Disk to Windows using a USB/IDE adapter, however, while it did appear in Device Manager I couldn’t get WinUAE to add it.
For a second attempt I was now trying Amiga Explorer, a USB/DB9(M) Serial adapter and a DB9(F)/DB25(F) Serial cable as shown:
On my XP machine () I’d installed the drivers for the USB/Serial adapter, Amiga Explorer and WinUAE.
… Next up is setting up the Serial Connection and ‘installing’ AExplorer on the Amiga…
Note: I’ve continued to use the XP/Amiga icons below to make it clearer on which OS the action was taken.
Check the COM Port Number assigned to the USB/Serial adapter:
Check the Amiga Explorer connection properties are set to use the same port:
Right-click Amiga Explorer, select Setup and click OK:
Click Yes to confirm Amiga OS 2.0 or higher (grey Workbench):
Click OK to comfirm the Amiga Serial Preferences are set as shown (which we did in advance):
Next we’re prompted to run a command on the Amiga:
Right-click Workbench bar, select Execute Command…, type cli and click OK
This opens an Amiga Shell window. Type the following and hit return:
Type SER: to RAM:Setup
Click OK on the Amiga Explorer dialog
The command completes:
A second prompt to run a command on the Amiga:
Type the following into the Shell window and hit return:
Click OK and the the AExplore files are copied to the Amiga:
Once the copy is finished, on the Amiga, the command completes:
We are also rewarded by a message saying we’ve been successful and that we’ve one last task to run on the Amiga. (Click OK to close the message):
Open the Ram Disk and the Workbench Disk and drag the AExplore file to the latter as suggested:
Double-click AExplore and the program starts up with a confirmation of the settings in use:
Now when we launch Amiga Explorer we can see the Hard Drive partitions:
Time for another break, I feel, if only to make this a trilogy. 😉 See you next time…