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util/misc/GrabKickDisk.lha

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Short:Disk for grabbing & saving Kickstart ROM
Author:Roger Håseth
Uploader:panterhz yahoo no (Roger Håseth)
Type:util/misc
Version:1.1
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 1.2.0
Date:2017-09-09
Download:http://aminet.net/util/misc/GrabKickDisk.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/misc/GrabKickDisk.readme
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This disk can be used for grabbing the Kickstart ROM from Amigas with KS 1.2
or higher.  All you have to do is to boot your Amiga with the disk,  and then
press the Return key when asked to.  Now an attempt to grab and save the kick-
start to Ram disk will be made, and if this is successful, the ks file will
then be copied over to the boot disk.
But if this fails, you will be asked to press Return again, which makes an
attempt to grab and save kickstart _directly_ to the floppy disk instead.

Depending on what you want use the grabbed kickstart for, it is worth to have
in mind that in most cases a 100% clean unpatched kickstart is required. One
example is if you want to use it with (Win)UAE, another is for using it with
softkicking tools like SKick.  This is why it's important that you cold-boot
the disk, and if you already have turned your Amiga on, turn it off and wait
a while before turning it on again. Then you can boot the disk.

The kickstart file will be saved to the  Kickstart  drawer of the boot disk,
where it gets a name that starts with "kick" and ends with a 5 digit number,
which represents the version + revision number. "kick37175" for example, means
kickstart 37.175. Before saving, the Kickstart drawer will be cleared to make
sure that there's enough space for the new ks file.

Please note! As mentioned further above, the boot disk will try to grab & save
the kickstart to the Ram disk, and then copy it to the floppy. This is because
it's the safest way of doing it (imho). But have in mind that this requires an
Amiga with minimum 1 MB RAM for KS 1.2/1.3, and 1.5 MB RAM for KS 2.0/3.0/3.1.


The software used for grabbing the kickstart is GrabKick by Dirk Stoecker. For
more info,  please read the documentation that's included in the GrabKick dir
found on the disk. Or just check out util/misc/GrabKick.lha on Aminet.


Changes to version 1.1: 
* KS file will no longer be saved under the name Kickstart.rom
* It will also be saved into a Kickstart drawer on the disk now
* No longer any auto-grab, user must confirm first
* Added alternative "direct to disk" grab method



For information about other stuff I have created, check out my websites at:
 www.rhz1.com
 www.amiga911maker.site11.com



Contents of util/misc/GrabKickDisk.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
[generic]                  270     628  43.0% -lh5- e2f0 Sep  8 20:28 GrabKickDisk.info
[generic]                42916  901120   4.8% -lh5- c811 Aug 16 04:20 GrabKickDisk/GrabKickDisk.adf
[generic]                 1204    2446  49.2% -lh5- b3c9 Sep  8 01:07 GrabKickDisk/GrabKickDisk.readme
[generic]                  589    1509  39.0% -lh5- dd63 Sep  9 02:40 GrabKickDisk/GrabKickDisk.readme.info
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
 Total         4 files   44979  905703   5.0%            Sep  9 21:09

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