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WiCK3D
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Fail to find boot device......

Post by WiCK3D » Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:34 pm

Hi i have a problem when tryin to install reactOS on a PC with XP on it with FAT32. i keep getting this error "Fail to find boot device" when i boot from reactOS cd.
could my copy be damaged or is there something ive missed in my settings before installing?

//WiCK3D

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Re: Fail to find boot device......

Post by elfstones69 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:17 pm

WiCK3D wrote:Hi i have a problem when tryin to install reactOS on a PC with XP on it with FAT32. i keep getting this error "Fail to find boot device" when i boot from reactOS cd.
could my copy be damaged or is there something ive missed in my settings before installing?

//WiCK3D
Can you give some hardware information? I have had this happen on a Pentium III Dell computer. As far as I could tell, it was the CD player not being compatiable...

WiCK3D
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Post by WiCK3D » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:24 pm

Its a AMD Duron 700MHz with 512 ram and the cd-rom is some no-name shit. might be the cd like u said..

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Post by GvG » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:45 pm

If this happens right after you boot from the CD, it is more than likely the CD-Rom drive which isn't being recognized by ReactOS

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Post by adomas » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:47 pm

I have a similar problem. During the instalation I received:

Failed to read the super block
Failed to read the boot sector
Unable to locate boot partition
Failed to open boot device

Computer: Pentium I (166 S), RAM - 128Mb, HDD-3 Gb (Fujitsu), CD-ROM. I tried to install on unpartitioned HDD and on formatted partition with the same result. What could be wrong :?:

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