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by n4mwd
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

Ok, I tested some of them. I ran the installer and the LiveCD. The key/mouse problem appears to be fixed. I ran these on two separate machines and the live CD worked on both of them. The installer seemed to install the program and then when it got to the end to reboot to restart the system, the scre...
by n4mwd
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

Thanks. I downloaded them, but I wont be able to test them until I get back home tonight. I will let you know then how it works here.
by n4mwd
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

I know I should not ask. But any chance of patent protection down the track if the patent is not free to be used by all open source now. No, my patent dealt with with a remote access system and not an OS. It was basically a custom PCI card with a set of parallel processors on board with a additiona...
by n4mwd
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

I only work with real hardware here. A lot of the basic stuff is still patterned off the original PC/XT/PS2 hardware which is well documented. If you support that (within reason), you'll have the basic stuff working on most computers out there. Anything that was added since the PC/XT/PS2 is where th...
by n4mwd
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

Well I have since had a chance to make a quick survey of your source code and I apologize for suggesting that you might not be legit. Your live CD originally appeared to be nothing more than a splash screen. I can see now that there is a lot more to it than that. As for testing, you DO have the reso...
by n4mwd
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

If you use an emulator, the proper technique is to discover bugs in real hardware and then see if you can duplicate them in the emulator. You guys are relying on the emulator to say that it works in the release. That is what set me off. There's a difference between using it as a tool and using it as...
by n4mwd
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

Since there doesn't seem to be any way to attach files here, I hostclipped a few pics. One shows the startup page where it shows the drivers being loaded. The second is the main screen where it locks with distorted video. http://www.hostclip.com/dl/1bd40035aee9f5b7a249e977e43b7ad7 I know it isn't fu...
by n4mwd
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

I'm not entirely sure where you get the impression the developers are working exclusively on virtual machines. Several of the key kernel and win32k developers routinely test on real HW. However, because of the vast varieties of hardware configurations, they don't have the collective hardware to tra...
by n4mwd
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

Ok n4mwd... You have vented your feelings, now THINK for a moment. Did you actually stopped to read at least our main page and license? Did you bothered to read the information at the first and second installer stage? If so, did you understand those informations? Please show the same courage as wit...
by n4mwd
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Locks up on boot
Replies: 27
Views: 11393

Locks up on boot

This latest version of ReactOS crashes and freezes when its booted. I get to a distorted image of a lake with a mouse stuck in the middle. Keyboard is also dead. This is the second version of ReactOS that I have tested and neither worked but at least the older version worked with 16 color VGA mode a...
by n4mwd
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is ReactOS legal?
Replies: 21
Views: 16319

If you are looking for NT/ReactOS volume compatability, why not just get an ext2 driver for Windows? The ext2 file system has about 90% of the capability of the NTFS filesystem. Does anybody really need the other 10%? As far as copying code, I know a good bit of MS Windows came staight out of OS/2 s...
by n4mwd
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: run ROS live cd....how to do that
Replies: 25
Views: 73607

I just ran the Live CD here for the first time. GREAT WORK GUYS! It still has a ways to go, but it seems to have come a long way. I did notice a few problems that other users of the LiveCD should be aware of. I ran it on a machine with Win98 already installed. 1. I think the LiveCD messed with the r...
by n4mwd
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is ReactOS legal?
Replies: 21
Views: 16319

If Bill's lawyers haven't found anything illegal or infringing about Linux, then they aren't going to find any problems with ReactOS. I think the main issue is that Open Source projects are hard to bully. If ReactOS was being done in secret by a particular company with closed source, then one phone ...