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by lofenyy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

Since it seems important that you get the recognition, I'll let you create the wiki page yourself. That way, you'll be listed as the author and everyone will know it was you who came up with the idea.
by lofenyy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

I grabbed 2 USB's, put the archlinux installer on one, installed archlinux on the other (via first usb), installed virtualbox and created a vbox hd file that points to my real HDD. It installed flawlessly and I have it running right now. This is pretty recent hardware (at least I think so) so this i...
by lofenyy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

It seems to be frozen on "Building the file copy list...". I'm going to try copying the files manually next and installing GRUB to see if I can boot it that way. After that, I'm out of ideas.
by lofenyy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

I'm currently running the installer so I can't check. It runs painfully slow but it goes. I've formatted the partition on Linux and now it's trying to install. This is the furthest I've ever gotten it to go but to be honest, it could just be frozen and not doing anything. I don't know. I'm pretty su...
by lofenyy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

I've edited my previous post. I've tried all SATA modes and documented the results. Thee is no Nvidia Optimus and I believe I'm using a graphics device that's integrated with the motherboard. "Intel HD Graphics". I'll look up the HW info and let you know.
by lofenyy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

Sorry for the late reply, I had to go spend time with family for Easter. I thought it was MBR but now that I think about it, I'm going to double check. I'll edit this post and let you know. I checked with cfdisk and it said that the disk label is "dos", so I assume it was MBR. I used dd to erase a b...
by lofenyy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Real hardware, unable to partition or format, SATA set to IDE mode

I'm using the bootcd of 0.4.11, but I've tested with a whole bunch of nightly builds. This is on a Acer AXC-603-EB11. Do note that I'm not using the stock BIOS that came with the computer, but one I downloaded from the Acer website a long time ago. I only have the power cable, vga connector and my u...
by lofenyy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: I've installed ReactOS on real hardware. I'm happy to test.
Replies: 3
Views: 2938

Re: I've installed ReactOS on real hardware. I'm happy to te

How should I begin? Is there anything that the developers are wondering works/doesn't work specifically?
by lofenyy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: I've installed ReactOS on real hardware. I'm happy to test.
Replies: 3
Views: 2938

I've installed ReactOS on real hardware. I'm happy to test.

If this isn't the right forum section for this post, let me know. I just got ReactOS 0.4.8 installed on my Windows XP compatible computer and I was curious about whether or not hardware testers were welcome. I can also write documentation if need be. I'm not a very good programmer beyond glibc, so I...