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Offline centrespotTopic starter

Kickstart advice please
« on: February 01, 2023, 08:21:09 PM »
One of my A600's has a hard drive fitted but the kickstart is a 391304-01 V2-05 and I've read on this forum that it doesn't support hard drives over a certain size.

I'm thinking of buying a new kickstart chip but would like some advice on whether it's better to buy the 2.0 or the 3.1
« Last Edit: February 01, 2023, 09:21:07 PM by centrespot »

Offline RetroPassion

Re: Kickstart advice please
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2023, 09:52:15 PM »
3.1 :-)
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Offline AndyFC

Re: Kickstart advice please
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2023, 05:26:12 PM »
Kickstart 3.1 is much better than 2.x. If you want the latest versions, there is also 3.2 which was released nearly 2 years ago, 3.2.1 (generally a bug fix of 3.2), and version 3.2.2 is imminent. Amiga OS 3.2.x will run on Kickstarts 3.1 upwards.
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Offline RetroNinja

Re: Kickstart advice please
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2023, 05:22:52 PM »
+1 for 3.2

In the macro picture you're funding new development for our beloved platform and you're getting the latest and greatest. Also, when you purchase 3.2 you get access to most of the old ROMs which you can use/test/play with a Linux/Windows emulator.

Offline kolla

Re: Kickstart advice please
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2023, 12:02:31 AM »
Only thing you’d be funding is Ben Hermans and his lawsuit activities.
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Offline scuzzb494

Re: Kickstart advice please
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2023, 01:38:23 AM »
The number you quoted is the part number. The actual ROM is the 37.300.


Here is a picture of my A600 37.300 with a 40GB hard drive. There is a trick to just formatting 4GB and leaving the rest of the drive empty, but that's not what you asked.


The ROM you need is from the 2.1 series of which 2.05 is one and there isn't a problem with your ROM. Trust me.


Your ROM version appears on your early boot up screen. The 3.1 isn't going to help you with much larger hard drives. You need a work around.