ReactOS NTldr compatibility

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Do you think ntldr compatibility is important?

Yes
13
38%
No
10
29%
Don't care
11
32%
 
Total votes: 34

GreyGhost
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Re: ReactOS NTldr compatibility

Post by GreyGhost » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:43 am

frik85 wrote:
geertvdijk wrote:[...]is important for reactOS to be compatible with the MS ntldr [...]
Why?

We have already our FreeLoader. There is no need to be compatible here.
You can use Grub to create a multiboot setup and (or similar) to boot ReactOS (with FreeLoader see wiki) and any other operating system.

:arrow: Boot FreeLoader from Grub
yep follow that tute and find more info in the links beloow ....
and speaking of ntldr compatibility ... freeldr is already compatible with it .... just find the article where ever it is ...

niteice
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Post by niteice » Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:32 pm

Shouldn't you just be able to dump the MBR of an installed ReactOS system and point NTLDR to it (C:\ros.mbr="ReactOS")? I haven't tested but in theory it works.

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk » Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:02 am

yeah but how do I 'dump' the mbr to a file if i aint got it installed on a disk? how do I dump the mbr of an ISO? by virtually mounting it? (no linux here... had some shit with linux last time...)
-graey-

GvG
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Post by GvG » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:47 am

If you install ReactOS on a disk which also has Windows, the installer should detect this and install the bootsector to a file "bootsect.ros" instead of to the MBR. It will also add an entry to boot.ini. (All of this will only happen on a FAT32 partition of course).

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