An IBM PC XT inside an Amiga: The A2088 Bridgeboard and the original 360k floppy drive

An IBM PC XT inside an Amiga: The A2088 Bridgeboard and the original 360k floppy drive

February 17, 2021 0 By wbrown

Welcome to Mid-Week-Mini-Mail-Call #35! This time some Amiga 2000 goodness.

0:00​ Intro
0:41​ Unboxing some Amiga parts (And something from NASA!)
4:24​ Vintage stickers from SUN Microsystems
5:27​ Taking a look at the A2088
7:30​ Chinon 360k floppy drive look and service
11:22​ Testing the drive on a PC
15:51​ Installing the 360k drive into my Amiga 2000
21:15​ Installing the A2088 bridgeboard into the Amiga
23:32​ Installing the bridgeboard software
28:53​ Troubleshooting the A2088 bridgeboard
31:17​ Conclusion Chinon FZ-502 360k Floppy Drive A2088 Bridgeboard

Video Links

A2088 Bridgeboard BIOS: (Versions 3.4) https://archive.org/details/bios-a-2088
Jan Beta’s video on the A2088 bridgeboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GiBg…
Information on the A2088 Bridgeboard: http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/a2088xt
IMD (disk test program I was using) http://dunfield.classiccmp.org/img/

Tools and Parts I use in my videos

Links

My GitHub repository: https://github.com/misterblack1?tab=r…
Commodore Computer Club / Vancouver, WA – Portland, OR – PDX Commodore Users Group https://www.commodorecomputerclub.com/

Instructional videos

My video on damage-free chip removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQVjw…

Music

Intro music and other tracks by: Nathan Divino @itsnathandivino​