intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

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Zombiedeth
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intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by Zombiedeth » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:28 pm

I was curious if it's possible to integrate a video driver in the ReactOS LiveCD. I know it's technically possible with livecd's like Windows PE but is rather problematic. Could it be easier with ReactOS given it does not have the same restrictions imposed like on windows?

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Re: intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by EmuandCo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:31 am

This is not a restricton WIndows added artificially. This a architecural limit, especially of Windows 2003 Server and XP. It won't behave much different yet I would say
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Re: intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by Zombiedeth » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:15 pm

well i know on windows pe you could make it work if all the files are in the right places and the registry entries are added to the registry hives. I wish the tools used to create the ReactOS livecd's was available idk if they have a method of driver injection though.

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Re: intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by Murmur » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:23 pm

graphic drivers are usually pretty big and will prob be 2-4x larger than the live cd itself.

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Re: intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by Zombiedeth » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:46 pm

well if you limit it to just the driver it's not that bad and ReactOS only works with older drivers right now from what i have seen.

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Re: intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by petr-akhlamov » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:44 pm

I added the video driver to the CD, but it worked somehow strange: video card is installed but monitor is standard.
https://youtu.be/UUiYaGpAjvU?t=7m8s

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Re: intregrating some video drivers in a LiveCD

Post by Zombiedeth » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:10 pm

I think that symptom means the driver has been installed but hasn't been started. Now if there was a way to stop the vesa/vbe driver and start the Intel driver maybe it would work. Another possibility would be if you added the registry settings for the Intel driver to the livecd.

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