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by OpenJacob
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?

My friend read what you guys posted, he built a custom boot script for a bootloader from Knopix, then he mounted Cloop containing ROS and made a change to it's boot process and presto. Now I have a boot screen that has Knopix boot listed that jumps to booting ReactOS. He says that something in the b...
by OpenJacob
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?

WOW, you answered a lot of my questions. I'm having trouble with Vmware today, seems to be an issue for them to fix. So I when't back to QEMU, I thought I was using the wrong image type so I made backups in Cloop and raw. I think it might be possible to convert the Cloop into something that GRUB can...
by OpenJacob
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?

"a bit unstable"? My previous request for help was about VB and a Blue screen error. It only ever happened on my laptop and only in VB. "copy all ROS files from an image to HD" Did that but I get a "No operating system" error and that is odd because it appears after selecting ReactOS from the menu....
by OpenJacob
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?

Well a friend on FB claims that I can fake a fat32 partition in a IMG under GRUB and have GRUB mount it in an extra stage, but I think he is full of it. It sounds like a mess to setup. So what are my options? I'd tried to mount a QEMU image and a Vmware one to but couldn't boot the files and althoug...
by OpenJacob
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

Bblaauw Sounds like that might work but I am not trying to boot ROS from SD, I was trying to install from SD to HD. I think I need to update the name of the post since the game has switched to (Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?) or something like that. Any one able to make the switch,...
by OpenJacob
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

Not sure how to do it though.
by OpenJacob
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

Since this is a testing system I will not won't to mess with ROS it's self, rather the applications I install to it. This gave me an idea. I have seen something about booting a vhd image without emulation with a kiosk bootloader. The vhd image would boot like a partition would and it appears that Vm...
by OpenJacob
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

Would it not be easier to frugal install ROS to the drive, all we would need is a custom bootloader script to boot the live ROS from a compressed image on the drive. This would have a disadvantage though, it would not be writable.
by OpenJacob
Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

So how do I back up the virtual drive to work on real hardware? Could something like Clonezilla do that or some other tool?
by OpenJacob
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

What about a network install, how about a cd emulator for grub to trick the system to thinking the SD is a CD, could a virtual drive from QEMU or Vmware be backed up to a HD to install ROS or might I be able to use Unetbootin to the HD? Any thing that will work to make the install without a DVD? If ...
by OpenJacob
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Re: ROS installer on SD

"Lots of questions are repeated intensively and the FAQ doesn't seem to have answers for those questions. And let's begin with one, simple statement..." My question is answerable so reread. I wont to install ROS using SD or a thumbdrive. I am not installing to SD, I am installing to HD from SD or so...
by OpenJacob
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?
Replies: 35
Views: 24016

Any way to install ROS on a HD without a CD/DVD?

Hi again, I have decided to install ReactOS to my harddrive along with Cygwin to get some of my apps working. The problem is that my burner is broken on my laptop so I need to install it using SD or a thumbdrive . I can't find any instructions to do this. I see some talk about using the live iso on ...
by OpenJacob
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Blue screen in Virtualbox
Replies: 23
Views: 18046

Re: Blue screen in Virtualbox

I found the problem, I have a Renden graphics card with 256MB of graphical ram and set VB to use 200MB so my Host OS had only 56MB to work with and VB sent out an error. I figured this out by watching the PsTree. I will test running it with less G-memory, it is a shame though because I was hoping to...
by OpenJacob
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Blue screen in Virtualbox
Replies: 23
Views: 18046

Re: Blue screen in Virtualbox

Still the same. A bit of searching revealed that it could be the amount of ram, a graphics issue or the size of the virtual disc. I will try increasing the virtual disc by 10 gigs and the ram to 1.5 gigs. if that doesn't work I will test running this install under QEMU to see if I still get the erro...