Kickstart ROMs (was Re: New Amiga toy)
teoz at neo.rr.com
Sun Dec 4 22:08:10 CST 2005
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From: "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com>
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Subject: Re: Kickstart ROMs (was Re: New Amiga toy)
> At 12:13 AM +0000 12/5/05, Adrian Graham wrote:
> >Nosing round the docs for Amiga OS 3.5 tells me I need a Kickstart 3.1
> >for this A4000 that I'm trying to save (dying boot drive has all the
> >software on, to create from new needs the original CPU card that I don't
> >Has anyone got a spare 3.1 ROM they'd like to sell?
> The drive has Amiga OS 3.5 on it doesn't it? If so, doesn't that
> system have 3.1 Rom's already (at worst you've got 3.0, but I'd think
> in any case with a 4000 that the odds are 3.1).
> Your best bet will be either eBay, or one of the Amiga dealers in the
> UK. I was going to suggest Eyetech, but just checked their website,
> and they don't have anything listed (in fact they hardly list
> anything anymore). In the US, you can buy them from Software Hut
> http://www.softhut.com a set is about $42US.
Some upgrades (like my 68030/50) allow a different kickstart to loaded on
bootup with a utility. I think the utility is called relokick or something
like that. Some people use this to run older kickstarts for game
compatibility, others do it to installed newer a newer OS. Since the person
asking is in the UK I recommend a European EBAY seller since those kinds of
things are cheaper to find in Europe then in the US.
I recommend you checkout the EAB (English Amiga Board Forum) at http://
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