Using MiNT on the Atari side, it is of course possible to exchange data with a Linux box using the NFS protocol.

In our example, let's give the 192.168.1.3 IP address to the Atari, whereas the PC will use 192.168.1.4. Alas, I did not manage to use DHCP on the Atari side.

NFS server on the PC/Linux, NFS client on the Atari/MiNT

  • On PC/Linux:

Add this in /etc/exports:

/home/strider/Documents/Atari 192.168.1.3(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=1000)

Install the NFS server if not done yet (nfs-kernel-server) then start it:

sudo service nfs-kernel-server restart
  • On Atari/MiNT:
mount_nfs -v -o rw,rsize=1024,wsize=1024,retrans=10 192.168.1.4:/home/strider/Documents/Atari /nfs/atari

NFS server on the Atari/MiNT, NFS client on the PC/Linux

  • On Atari/MiNT:

Install the NFS server.

Add this in /etc/exports:

/ram 192.168.1.4(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=1000)

(Here, /ram is the path to MiNT's ramdisk)

  • On PC/Linux:

Add this in /etc/fstab:

192.168.1.3:/ram /media/ram/ram nfs defaults,user,auto,noatime,intr 0 0