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

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 19:33:55 UTC 2021


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 2:31 PM Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> -ethan
>

thanks for confirming.    I have a catweasel that I can use to make new
disks.
Bill


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