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

Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 13 00:17:01 UTC 2021

Cant a person using and Amiga with a  Gotek  drive and a floppy drive, just Copy the Adf file to the Gotek  drive and make a floppy disk?
Including Kickstart and Workbench files?

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My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.

> On Mar 12, 2021, at 6:55 PM, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 4:50 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Thanks Ethan.  Is there a way to use an Amiga to make a kickstart disk,
>> kind of like how a MS DOS machine can SYS.COM a diskette to move the system
>> files to it and make it bootable i.e. format /s/v)?
> There's no complex structure to a Kickstart disk like there is to a
> bootable floppy, not even a "bootblock", let alone a filesystem.
> IIRC, it's just a raw block dump with some sort of Kickstart signature
> in the first block.  No code from the Kickstart disk is executed at
> boot time.
> I've always just copied existing, working Kickstart disks, but
> apparently there's an Amiga tool WriteKickDisk that will take a ROM
> file and write it to the correct sectors to make a fresh Kickstart
> disk.
> https://lateblt.tripod.com/a1k_kick.htm
> I have not tried this, but the instructions seem to be reasonable.
> -ethan

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