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Re: 1-second kernel

On Saturday 20 December 2008, Frank Cox wrote:
>On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 11:29:37 -0600
>Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> One other thing - was the Amiga booting from ROM?
>Depends on the Amiga.  On the 500 and 1000 models, you had to boot from a
>Kickstart disk, then boot from a Workbench disk.  The 2000 had a Kickstart
> rom, but you then had to boot Workbench from a disk (either a 3.5" floppy
> or a hard drive).

Yup, and everytime you loaded another piece of hardware, it was a soft reboot 
to register it for system use.  My fully loaded a2k, with a pp&s 68040 card, 
with 64 megs of ram on it, 2 megs of chip, and all slots full, took over a 
minute for a warm reboot, nearly 1.5 for a cold one.

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