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by jgombos
Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS creates non-standard partition tables
Replies: 16
Views: 8238

Re: LBA/FAT16

This "bug" must be limited to FAT16 partitions only. ReactOS installs fine on an existing FAT32 partition that I use for 2 windows NT-based installs among other things. My question is why use FAT16 when FAT32 is available (other than save some space by using a smaller FAT)? Bug 1888 is regarding pa...
by jgombos
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: ReactOS Website discussion
Topic: Forum notifications malformed (missing header)
Replies: 0
Views: 4056

Forum notifications malformed (missing header)

Forum notifications are being sent with a null TO field, when the TO field should contain the address of the recipient. This creates complications for folks whose email filtering systems make use of the 'to' field.
by jgombos
Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EFI support
Replies: 5
Views: 3894

Z98 wrote:Though I would like to know the reasoning of the person who voted no.
I was figuring that vote must have come from the developer who would get the brunt of the work :D
by jgombos
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS creates non-standard partition tables
Replies: 16
Views: 8238

Why LBA? Why what LBA? Are you asking why I was using LBA, or why it might be relevent to the defect? I was using LBA simply because someone delivered the computer I was working on in that state, and I didn't bother to look at the BIOS until all the tests I documented in the bug report were complet...
by jgombos
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: WinXP on a MAC; why not ReactOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 8750

FIRST reactos should reach to stable for x86 then let developers think about porting. Perhaps, but then there's a risk associated with making the ports an afterthought. Design decisions that target a single architecture may be critically different from design decisions that account for all target p...
by jgombos
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS creates non-standard partition tables
Replies: 16
Views: 8238

Please note open source partition tools like parted. They all work with non standard partitions. Yes they complain about the miss alignment. But they work. Some of the closed source tools completely fail. This is not a defect of Reactos as such its a defect of the closed source tools. In my case, p...
by jgombos
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EFI support
Replies: 5
Views: 3894

EFI support

ReactOS developers should get on the ball and support EFI. The reason: ReactOS competes directly with Microsoft, and Microsoft has decided to drop the ball on EFI for the foreseeable future. Vista doesn't support EFI, and it may never support EFI. This would create an opportunity for ReactOS to have...
by jgombos
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: WinXP on a MAC; why not ReactOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 8750

Re: WinXP on a MAC; why not ReactOS?

Intel Macs don't use the BIOS, they use EFI. Porting ReactOS would be quite a bit of work. Plus, i don't see the point yet. I don't believe ReactOS will have to know about EFI, for the same reason people can run XP on Macs. Boot Camp probably emulates the PC BIOS, so I would expect ROS to run witho...
by jgombos
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS creates non-standard partition tables
Replies: 16
Views: 8238

It is ROS that distrusts the BIOS, and that is what is causing the compatibility breakdown. We know this because GNU Parted does not complain when fdisk creates the partition table, thus the table matches the BIOS. When ROS creates the partition table, it apparently ignores the BIOS (at least BIOSes...
by jgombos
Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS creates non-standard partition tables
Replies: 16
Views: 8238

ReactOS creates non-standard partition tables

I created a partition table using fdisk from Knoppix, the first partition being an active Fat32, 1GB in size. I also formatted it using mkfs.msdos. The ROS install routine complains that the partition table is bad, but it allows me to continue the installation. It finds the partition okay, and even ...