> I have an Amiga 1000 with built-in kickstart and 2.5 MB of RAM and a 68010
> CPU. What can I do with it?
I'm afraid you can't do much with an A1000 these days. It can be used
for a hobby (like one would use a bare C64), but not much more. It's
quite hard to get an A1000 up to todays standards, and even if you can
get the hardware to do so, it would probably be more expensive then
buying a more recent Amiga (or even a new one).
Quote:> I bought a ROM upgrade chip from this one guy
> one time but after opening it up we couldn't find where it goes. So I
> can't upgrade my kickstart.
I'm not sure whether the A1000 can take a ROM-chip. You say it's got one
built in. In that case, just look for a chip that looks the same as the
chip you got. (I don't know any part numbers). There is one catch. If
you bought ROM's for an A1200 or A4000, they're useless. These machines
both have two ROM's, whereas older Amiga's have only one ROM.
Quote:> I'd like to put a hard-drive on/in it. How
> would I do this? Is there any way to mount an internal IDE or SCSI
> hard-drive? I didn't notice any mounting brackets, but I could forge my
> own if I knew a way to connect it internally.
In the time the A1000 was launched, a HD was concidered a big luxury.
You can't equip an A1000 with a HD just like that. It doesn't have
a built-in controller. Maybe you can get a HD-controller for the A1000,
but I think you'll have to look hard.
Quote:> Second question.. Is there a program for the PC that will
> read/write/format Amiga disks? I don't presently have any way to copy
> files from my PC to my Amiga except with a serial cable.
No. PC's can not read Amiga disks. Not because of lack of software, but
because of lack of hardware. Amiga's, however, can read PC disks. There
are special programs to do this. CrossDOS is mostly used, which no doubt
has something to do with it coming with the more recent versions of the
AmigaOS :) If you want to exchange files and the machines are close
together, you could also concider a serial link.
Eelke Blok, student Electrical Engineering, member of ATO
"Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now!"
-- Elwood Blues