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by formula13x
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to install without booting from CD
Replies: 9
Views: 6128

Sigh... I'm not gaining much ground on this. I didn't really understand the QEMU solution. I'll read into this some (haven't used QEMU much) I was able to find a way to boot from CD. I installed Smart Boot Manager to provide support for (indirect) CD-ROM booting. But even the install from CD doesn't...
by formula13x
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Install from CD failed "Failed to read the PVD"
Replies: 2
Views: 3411

Is there any ideas or possible other solutions for this?
by formula13x
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Install from CD failed "Failed to read the PVD"
Replies: 2
Views: 3411

Install from CD failed "Failed to read the PVD"

I found a way to boot from the CD but now the Setup failes when it first starts. It appears it is trying to detect the hardware, and then fails. The first message that is given is. Failed to read the PVD I hit enter from the "OK" prompt. Then I receive Disk Read Failed Error Code:0x1 Error: bad comm...
by formula13x
Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to install without booting from CD
Replies: 9
Views: 6128

I created a new fat32 partition. Booted to linux. Mounted the ReactOS ISO, and the fat32 partition. Copied the contents of the ReactOS ISO to the fat32 partition. I downloaded GRUB for dos and installed this onto my existing DOS partition (fat16 for what it's worth). Booted into dos. Manually create...
by formula13x
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to install without booting from CD
Replies: 9
Views: 6128

How to install without booting from CD

I've got an old laptop I'm trying to get some use out of. It has a swappable cd drive and a swappable floppy. Only one can be in the system at a time. The laptop can not be booted from CD. I have Linux installed on one partition, and DOS installed on another partition. I was interested in "testing" ...