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

Anthony Becker mayhemmby at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 15:06:53 UTC 2021

You can run 2.0 and up on the 1000 but must have enough fast RAM to load
them. So you need an expanded 1000 and have to use a program to relocate
Kickstart to RAM and load it there. I did that 'back in the day even on my
2000 to try out 2.0 before I bought the upgrade.

Just look for zkick and ykick on Aminet. Ykick I believe will even use the
Kickstart RAM for half the ROM file (though it'd been a long time since I
played with these). There also is twinkick  on Aminet that let's you make a
dual 1.3 / 3.1 Kickstart disk though you also have to be aware of other
requirements for later OSes ans if you don't have a hard drive/accelerator,
going above 2.0 on a 1000 might not have much ROI.

Gotek  floppy drives should work. Not totally sure about the original
cortex firmware. If that don't work try the FlashFloppy  firmware. That has
an added benefit of the ability to add an LCD screen to see the actual name
of the adf  being loaded. This can be important since you must use the
buttons n the Gotrk to select the Kickstart disk. The 1000 can't boot the
menu disk to select your loaded adf since you have to be past loading
Kickstart for that to work.

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On Fri, Mar 12, 2021, 10:18 PM Wil Birkmaier via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Do you mean workbench disk, on a a1000 with 1.1 kickstart roms?  You can
> run 1.3 from what I recall, don't remember for 2.x or 3.x
> On Mar 12, 2021 13:55, 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?
> Thanks
> Bill

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