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Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:15 pm
by adamrobbins2018
MOD EDIT: Removing the whole thread sounds bad at this thread size, so... removed the SPAM.

Previous post was about secureboot needed or not and if ROS works on UEFI ONLY devices already or not

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:28 pm
by mrmajik45
No. Secure boot isn't needed to run.

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:34 pm
by binarymaster
Even more, ReactOS may not work on UEFI devices.

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:18 pm
by mrmajik45
Depends on how reactos is feeling that day. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:23 am
by PurpleGurl
It is not required on all PCs, but if that is the only option on the board, then we'd need to support UEFI, and the devs have been working on that. As for secure boot, we don't need that, so long as the motherboard allows you to run OSs that don't require it.

Re: Is UEFI necessary for ReactOS?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:54 am
by middings
Is UEFI necessary for ReactOS? No.

This question could have been answered by using the ReactOS Forum's search feature (located on the upper right hand corner of forum web pages). I searched using the string "UEFI" and among the results returned was this:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16967&p=129954&hilit=UEFI#p129954.

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:53 pm
by manuel
binarymaster wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Even more, ReactOS may not work on UEFI devices.
but then it can not be installed on these devices Reactos?

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:54 pm
by binarymaster
manuel wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:53 pm
but then it can not be installed on these devices Reactos?
It depends on device and luck.

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:18 pm
by Zombiedeth
The system would have be a 32bit UEFI and secureboot would have to be disabled if that criteria is met maybe it would boot.

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:19 pm
by mrmajik45
Zombiedeth wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:18 pm
The system would have be a 32bit UEFI
Well, could they use Legacy Mode for that?

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:02 pm
by Zombiedeth
mrmajik45 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Zombiedeth wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:18 pm
The system would have be a 32bit UEFI
Well, could they use Legacy Mode for that?
For existing systems sure but Intel has stated they are going to be doing away with Legacy CSM by 2020. Now i don't know if OEM's will have to follow Intel's lead or if they will continue offering Legacy CSM on Intel based motherboards.

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:27 pm
by manuel
Zombiedeth wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:18 pm
The system would have be a 32bit UEFI
but 32-bit devices will end up disappearing, end of Reactos?

Re: Is UEFI nessisary for ReactOS? Otherwise lets support it.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:28 am
by Zombiedeth
manuel wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Zombiedeth wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:18 pm
The system would have be a 32bit UEFI
but 32-bit devices will end up disappearing, end of Reactos?
Doubt it the devs are working on 64-bit version of ReactOS should be possible to get that up in running in 2 years time.

Re: Is UEFI necessary for ReactOS?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:14 pm
by middings
Zombiedeth wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:28 am
...should be possible to get that up in running in 2 years time.
Uh oh. Never suggest any schedule for anything. As Microsoft's Raymond Chen once wrote in his blog, The Old New Thing,
"(O)nce you begin to speculate about a ship date... (a)ll anybody cares about any more is how far behind schedule you are."

There is a UEFI page in the ReactOS Wiki. Unfortunately, it was last updated in 2014.