A2SERVER lets you use a Raspberry Pi as a file server, and network boot host, for Apple IIgs and enhanced IIe computers. It has been designed to be as easy to set up and use as possible, and it's free.
A2SERVER is also available as a premade virtual machine which runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, or Solaris computers, or as an easy-to-use installer for Ubuntu or Debian Linux.
A2SERVER is based on open-source software, primarily Netatalk 2.2.4, with many utilities and enhancements to make everything as easy as possible.
If you haven't checked out A2SERVER in a while: it now runs on something small, cheap, and silent, and every common LocalTalk-to-Ethernet bridge now works easily with a IIgs (as opposed to none previously). And A2SERVER supports Wi-Fi, and can download and install GS/OS on your network drive for you. Cool stuff!
Choose how you'd like to use A2SERVER, and you'll be up and running shortly.
Installer for Ubuntu or Debian Linux
Once you've got it set up, here are next steps:
Attach your Apple II to your local network
Connect to A2SERVER from your Apple II
Boot into ProDOS 8 or GS/OS over the network
Log into, shut down, and do stuff in the A2SERVER console
Access A2SERVER files from a Mac or Windows computer
Use A2SERVER with Wi-Fi
And some other stuff that might (or might not) be helpful or interesting:
A2SERVER feature list
The A2SERVER odyssey (warning: long)
Details of what the "a2server-setup" script does
See the March 2013 cover of Juiced.GS, featuring A2SERVER
Watch me introduce A2SERVER at KansasFest 2011
(note: this contains some outdated information)
Buckets of thanks to Steven Hirsch and Geoff Body, whose invaluable assistance and contributions have made A2SERVER exist, along with Tony Diaz, Antoine Vignau, Peter Wong, Martin Haye, Ken Gagne, Peter Neubauer, and others at comp.sys.apple2 and KansasFest. (As well as the creators, past and present, of Netatalk and Raspberry Pi.) Apple II Forever!
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