[vcf-midatlantic] Amiga 1000 (or any model) that needs a kickstart disk
billdegnan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 01:08:57 UTC 2021
I downloaded a zip of all of the kickstart disks, I have a catweasel. I
should be able to make an ADF file. The system churms a little on the
kickstart disks I have, but they are of unknown status.
On Fri, Mar 12, 2021, 7:17 PM Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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?
> Sent from:
> 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
> >> 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.
> > -etha
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