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ReactOS Boot Floppies

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:22 pm
by ercanersoy
I think, we can create ReactOS Boot Floppies for non-boot from CD-ROM systems. (e.g. 80486 PC systems) These boot floppies may be one or a few. These disks include FreeLoader, inferance for directive to user (e.g. insert 2nd floppy and press Enter) and necessary drivers.

The boot floppies example, Windows XP has 6 boot floppies for Windows XP CD booting for old systems.

Re: ReactOS Boot Floppies

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:29 pm
by erkinalp
Where will you find a suitable 1.2/1.44/2.88MiB empty floppy to put even if ReactOS provided one? Yes, even Windows 10 has floppy images, yet entirely for a different reason.
I cannot find empty floppy now, even second hand.

Re: ReactOS Boot Floppies

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:17 am
by Black_Fox
They'll find them in the same place which has those 80486s :-) ROS won't work on anything older than Pentium, BTW, but as Pentium is now over 20 years old, there well may be some floppies around.

Re: ReactOS Boot Floppies

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:15 pm
by erkinalp
Black_Fox wrote:ROS won't work on anything older than Pentium
Maybe he will rebuild it for 486, ReactOS is open source anyway.

Re: ReactOS Boot Floppies

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:52 pm
by SomeGuy
erkinalp wrote:Where will you find a suitable 1.2/1.44/2.88MiB empty floppy to put even if ReactOS provided one? Yes, even Windows 10 has floppy images, yet entirely for a different reason.
I cannot find empty floppy now, even second hand.
Then you are looking in the wrong place or in denial that some people need and want them. Try http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_mdo=Com ... ks&_sop=10

Piles of 360K, 1.2m, 720K, 1.44mb, 2.88mb 5.25" and 3.5" disks. And occasionally even unused 8" disks. And there are piles of other places you can get brand new 3.5" disks. Just because Walmart doesn't have them on the shelves doesn't mean and "nobody" has them.

Re: ReactOS Boot Floppies

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:38 pm
by ercanersoy
Sorry for 80486. ReactOS builds develops for at least Pentium. Source at: https://www.reactos.org/wiki/ReactOS_ports