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

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 19:29:59 UTC 2021

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 2:25 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 2:20 PM Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Amiga 1000 Was not made with  kickstart in ROM.

My (recent) understanding is that PAL A1000s _did_ come with Kickstart
in ROM, not a WCS board, but I don't have one of those to confirm.

I expect that Bill has the same sort of Amiga that the rest of us in
the States had (the pictures confirm it) - factory stock with ROMs
that are only smart enough to load a KS disk into the WCS board.

> > > 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...
> >
> Sorry The ROMS say v1.1 on them but they're not "kickstart" ROMs.

I don't know of anyone who has tracked what ROM versions there are for
the A1000.  I don't know how many versions there might be but they all
do the same thing - load Kickstart.

> here are pictures, which speak a 1024 words (or more)
> https://www.vintagecomputer.net/commodore/amiga_1000/

That looks like an entirely standard US A1000.  Those ROMs are only
smart enough to load Kickstart.  You will need a good drive and a good
disk to proceed.


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