[ros-dev] installation methods?
bblaauw at home.nl
Thu Sep 29 22:28:07 CEST 2005
Which are current installation methods for ReactOS?
so far only an ISO it seems, which for non-emulators requires to
write/burn a disk,
turn it into a drive that can read burned media (not all cdrom drives
can do this),
and also requires El-Torito support from the system BIOS.
That last part might be worked around, if not supported by the system,
by using Smart Boot Manager,
which provides its own Eltorito stack.
-why do an installed ROS, a ROS LiveCD and a ROS installCD all have a
directory (root_of_drive)\REACTOS ?
This makes it complex to have all 3 on 1 drive.
WindowsXP/BartPE can use C:\WINDOWS (installed), C:\I386 (setup) ,
C:\MINIPE (LiveCD) for example
-Is it possible to copy the contents of the install CD to a 2nd fat
partition, and setup FreeLDR (on diskette for example)
to boot that directory?
some line like:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)\partition(2)\ReactOS="Install ReactOS from
D:\REACTOS to C:\REACTOS"
if the ReactOS install CD used any other directory name than a hardcoded
'\REACTOS', then 1 partition would have been enough.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)\partition(1)\ROSsetup="Install ReactOS from
C:\ROSSETUP to C:\REACTOS"
-How do I obtain FreeLDR, other than "installing ReactOS in an emulator
first and selecting to install bootloader to A:" ?
Can't find the old DOS INSTALL.COM/EXE file along with both FREELDR.SYS/INI
-Does installing ReactOS from harddisk actually work?
At least it prevents users having to provide controller/cdrom drivers
(be it DOS or Win32 drivers).
-Anyone tried ROS LiveCD + QEMU (without configuring a harddisk!) ?
doesn't bootup, might be a QEMU issue.
Vmware + LiveCD works, though C was assigned which isn't nice in case
you decide to partition in a GUI Diskmanagement
In best case, FreeLDR or a minisetup would be able to handle a (zipped)
ISO by extracting the files inside it
to a temporary location, and start setup from there.
Is there any premade FreeLDR diskette image available somewhere?
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