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by Walt
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Appreciation to Developers

binarymaster wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:53 pm
More like filesystem corruption.
Thanks. I will probably reinstall that same nightly from scratch.

Is there a way to invoke the very comprehensive file system check that I used to see every time the system was not properly shut down?
by Walt
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Appreciation to Developers

After one false start (a nightly that wouldn't install) I 'upgraded' to the last 20200128 using 'U.' One oddity just noticed is there appear to be multiple copies of several folders on C. The Recycle Bin is one of them. These are not actually copies of the folders, though, but additional views of th...
by Walt
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Some simple questions:
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Some simple questions:

I just heard about ReactOS and I have a few questions. 1. Can ReactOS be installed directly onto an empty hard drive on a Notebook computer? I have ROS running on two Dell Lattitude D610's -- I'm writing this on one of them. I was unable to install ROS on either a D410 or D420 -- failed early in th...
by Walt
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS for Industrial Automation
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: ReactOS for Industrial Automation

... using ReactOS for Industrial Automation purposes. What that means is: You connect a lot of sensors and control equipment to the PC and hope it doesn't go nagasaki. Do you think it's in a state where it'll work for that? Giebels2609 First, this is ALPHA code -- SOME of the final function is ther...
by Walt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Appreciation to Developers

Here is the current interface: the upgrade/repair screen is shown only if the ReactOS installer detects the presence of a valid installation. Thanks for that! It's about time for me to upgrade to the latest nightly (do that every couple weeks) so I'll see how it works. I'm using ROS for browsing a ...
by Walt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Appreciation to Developers

Be advised, it isn't a very sophisticated update/upgrade process and it is not unlikely that it will bork the system in one way or another. Thanks! I did try it again and it appears the interface ('U' option when asked if you want to install ROS) is completely gone now. No loss as I couldn't get it...
by Walt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Appreciation to Developers

petr-akhlamov wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:28 pm
B - it is already there a long.
Thanks! Tried it a couple months back, thought it failed but maybe that was 'user error.' Very busy now but I'll try again in a few days.
by Walt
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Design Team
Replies: 13
Views: 1638

Re: Design Team

"Every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganization, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization." - ...
by Walt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Appreciation to Developers

A year ago I spent a few weeks trying off and on to get ROS working just to browse the web, read news sites, MAYBE EVEN make comments. Most of it was there, once I tried this D610 instead of a Dell 4600 (or something from that generation -- I don't recall exactly) but it was too fragile to be usable...
by Walt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: secure-delete on ReactOS
Replies: 13
Views: 4375

Re: secure-delete on ReactOS

Eraser57 is probably still out there; it doesn't work under ROS -- gets an access violation. It's still alive after you clear the messages and doesn't seem to have done any damage to ROS but does not work. I've used it many times under XP -- it's flexible, does the job. Separate-but-relevant questio...
by Walt
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to back up a few files?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: How to back up a few files?

Okay, much better solution. The FEBE idea only works for Firefox environment stuff and turned out to be so fussy about dates and such that most such files wouldn't restore anyway. PLUS the major pain of straightening out the DOS short file names. A much better way to move a few files off of ROS (in ...
by Walt
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS on my notebook!(USB storage worked)
Replies: 14
Views: 2409

Re: ReactOS on my notebook!(USB storage worked)

This is encouraging: If one person has gotten USB storage to work it must be very close. Can you tell us the make/model of PC, the specific ROS build, and anything special you did to get it going? On my Dell D610 the Dec. 16th nightly build doesn't do anything with USB -- doesn't see the thumbdrive ...
by Walt
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS on Patreon?
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Re: ReactOS on Patreon?

I sure think this ought to be considered. ROS is beyond pure gleam in the eye and bits of code: It's usable just as it is for a very narrow kind of job -- browsing the web without any output other than to the screen. One or more full time developers to add support for the rest of the basic devices a...
by Walt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Update Manager and compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Update Manager and compatibility?

"Alpha means, it's the first step of development, it's very far away for a daily usage." I'm probably about the only non-developer who can use it daily: I read web sites a couple hours a day, don't want to look at video or play sound, don't do things involving sensitive data -- I have another comput...
by Walt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to back up a few files?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: How to back up a few files?

Solved it! Had an 8gb USB thumb drive made with RUFUS (bootable) with assorted tools including XCOPY. Boot from that, the ROS C: disk is at D: and via the usual DOS commands I got to my copies of the Mozilla appdata files thinking to copy them into the ample extra space on the thumb drive. I got 're...