Kickstart + Workbench = AmigaOS
AmigaOS (the Amiga Operating System) can be divided into two parts: the Workbench disks and the Kickstart ROM. Kickstart and Workbench versions were released together, for use with each other.
Just like real Amiga computers, Amiga emulators (such as WinUAE and WinFellow) need Amiga Kickstart ROM files in order to boot AmigaOS. Different Amiga models use different versions of the kickstart ROM.
How to easily get the ROMs
About this Guide
You can get all Amiga Kickstart ROM-files, including ready-to-run Workbench 1.3 and 3.x environments with Amiga Forever
It contains everything you need to easily get started with Amiga emulation!
This guide focuses on the Amiga Kickstart
part only, and especially when used with the Amiga emulator WinUAE. Here you will find out which Amiga ROM version you need to emulate different Amiga computers (A500, A600, 1200 etc.). Amiga ROM files have been transferred from real Amiga computers and use the extension *.ROM.