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USB now works

Post by vicmarcal » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:49 pm

Cameron Gutman and Johannes Anderwald, with the help of Pierre Schweitzer's mount manager, have successfully gotten USB drives to work in ReactOS. This includes not only the ability to read from USB drives but also install ReactOS to USB drives. Go to the ReactOS twitter account: https://twitter.com/reactos to check out pictures.

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Re: USB now works

Post by DOSGuy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:04 am

I'm installing ReactOS on a USB drive when I get home. Woohoo!
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Re: USB now works

Post by Z98 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:04 am

My apologies to Victor for editing his post. There was some confusion due to the wording of the topic title that we have now settled.

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Re: USB now works

Post by aicommander » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:15 am

DOSGuy wrote:I'm installing ReactOS on a USB drive when I get home. Woohoo!
I can't verify that this works because VirtualBox doesn't support booting from USB but I'd like to hear your results.

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Re: USB now works

Post by Bblaauw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:41 am

So that's installing from IDE/SATA CD-ROM onto USB flash drive, and bootable? awesome.

Some hardware solutions like Isostick and that Zalman VE-200 drive might do the trick also (both emulating USB CD/DVD drive).
Also an opportunity to test if ReactOS sets USB speeds upon driver init, or keeps to BIOS speeds
(my BIOS inits USB2.0 ports to 1.1-speed, only getting 2.0-speed in Windows or through commercial DOS USB driver)

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Re: USB now works

Post by Pisarz » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:27 am

DOSGuy wrote:I'm installing ReactOS on a USB drive when I get home. Woohoo!
Happy compiling! (it isn't in a trunk yet iirc)

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Re: USB now works

Post by vicmarcal » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:56 am

Pisarz wrote:
DOSGuy wrote:I'm installing ReactOS on a USB drive when I get home. Woohoo!
Happy compiling! (it isn't in a trunk yet iirc)
You can test the USB branch(if you're willing to test asap).Or wait until it is merged to trunk.
Cgutman and Janderwald are doing a great job and maybe more fixes are expected. :)
Anyway, feedback is always motivating and useful!
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Re: USB now works

Post by Pesho » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:36 am

The latest developments are surely one of the great milestones. People have been moaning about USB support for such a long time that it seemed like this moment will never arrive :) Congratulations to all the devs involved!

Now, what i'd like to know if it will be possible to debug via a USB cable. More recent hardware doesn't have serial ports, so this may be what's needed to get some better real-hardware debug going.

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Re: USB now works

Post by vicmarcal » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:42 am

Pesho wrote:The latest developments are surely one of the great milestones. People have been moaning about USB support for such a long time that it seemed like this moment will never arrive :) Congratulations to all the devs involved!

Now, what i'd like to know if it will be possible to debug via a USB cable. More recent hardware doesn't have serial ports, so this may be what's needed to get some better real-hardware debug going.
I'd be happy if we can just debug to a file in the USB..to begin with :)
USB to USB would be cool..
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Re: USB now works

Post by aicommander » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:45 am

Pesho wrote:Now, what i'd like to know if it will be possible to debug via a USB cable. More recent hardware doesn't have serial ports, so this may be what's needed to get some better real-hardware debug going.
That would be very cool, but it's not that easy. But once we finish/fix support for installing and booting a full installation from a USB drive, it will be much easier to debug on real hardware using the log to file option since you can just reboot and read the log from your primary OS.

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Re: USB now works

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:15 am

But log to file does not save kernel debugger output in the log. If ros fails it stops on the epic fail / assert
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Re: USB now works

Post by igorko » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:49 am

If someone is still not aware, we have USB Todo wiki page here . Please add your issues to the list if you want to help and test USB. Looks like you will need to build ISO by yourself because branch is updated very often and there will be little problematic to provide fresh iso.
(But if you want to get it anyway, you can ping me in IRC and i will provide it asap)

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Re: USB now works

Post by igorko » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:01 am

vicmarcal wrote:Cameron Gutman and Johannes Anderwald, with the help of Pierre Schweitzer's mount manager, have successfully gotten USB drives to work in ReactOS.
Mount manager is still not used at all (not included in bootcd)

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Re: USB now works

Post by Radhad » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:03 am

Does USB drivers / Controllers support hot plugging?

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Re: USB now works

Post by aicommander » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:06 am

Radhad wrote:Does USB drivers / Controllers support hot plugging?
Yes, we support hot-plugging in the USB stack.

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