[vcf-midatlantic] Amiga 1000 (or any model) that needs a kickstart disk

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 19:11:39 UTC 2021

thanks.  I have a beta version of 1.2 and a "gamma" version of 1.4.
Otherwise I have no disks and will have to make them.  My 1000 is very
early, the dates on the chips are spring/summer of 85.  It could be then
that the disk drive is bad, the disks are bad, and/or I need to make a 1.1
Kickstart disk..

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 2:09 PM Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 1:56 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > For those who know, if my Amiga 1000 has v 1.1 ROMS, will it only boot
> with
> > a 1.1. kickstart disk?
> If your Amiga is asking for a Kickstart disk (i.e., it has a WCS board
> not Kickstart in ROM), then it should work with any version of
> Kickstart from 1.0 to 1.3.  2.0 is too large to fit on the WCS board
> so that's when a bunch of us got ROM expanders to use an A500/A2000
> Kickstart ROM chip.  Some people also converted the WCS RAM to be
> extra RAM, I think, but that was a bit of a hack.
> -ethan

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