Custom Chips: Kickstart
Connection: Kickstart Sockel

A Pair of Kickstart 3.1 ROMS
A Pair of Kickstart 3.1 ROMS

Kickstart V1.2
Kickstart V1.2

Single ROM version of Kickstart 3.1
Single ROM version of Kickstart 3.1

A Pair of Kickstart 3.0 ROMS
A Pair of Kickstart 3.0 ROMS

Kickstart 1.3 ROM
Kickstart 1.3 ROM

A Pair of Kickstart 1.4 ROMs. The special A3000 boot roms
A Pair of Kickstart 1.4 ROMs. The special A3000 boot roms

Closeup of Kicksart V1.2 ROM - 112K

The Kickstart chips are responsible for holding the core of the Amiga operating system, what you probably could loosely consider as the kernel. Depending on the machine you have the Kickstart is either held as 1 x 512K ROM or 2 x 256K ROMs. Some models of Amiga also accept a disk based version of Kickstart such as the A1000 and some A3000s.

Kickstart Version Used In
1.2 (?????) A500/2000
1.4 (V36.16) A3000
2.04 (V37.175) A3000
2.05 (37.299) A600
2.05 (37.300) A600
2.05 (37.350) A600HD
3.0 (39.105) A4000
3.0 (39.106) A1200, A4000
3.0 (39.405) A4000
3.1 (40.68) A500*, A600*, A2000*, A1200, A4000 (*=as an upgrade)
3.1 (40.70) A4000T

Contributions to this page by:
Anthony Hoffmann, Bernd Wiesen, Gherardo Casale, Gregory Donner, Mirko Alexander Stuffe, RiWa & Friends, Takahasi Kasiko


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