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ReactOS on USB ?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:48 pm
by Mixpower
Hey,

I have a question does anyone has a guide or do you know how to get React OS on a USB Device ?

Thanks.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:26 pm
by preston
hi!

I have an answer. try searching the forum first http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... hlight=usb

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:34 pm
by NOX86
how to boot ROS directly from usb stick. Is there any posibility to boot ROS like XP?
http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=petousb
or
http://advancemame.sourceforge.net/boot-readme.html

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:09 pm
by Mixpower
Hey,

Thanks for your reply's.
I read that topic before but i am not a star with linux,
i hope someone has a detailed guide on how to do it

Thanks.

Booting from USB doesn't work

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:20 pm
by Jaix
Booting from USB doesn't work yet, it must be supported by the OS, cause wen the OS takes over after FreeLoader the system halts if USB boot isn't supported.
However, this will be supported in the future aswell as installing to USB.

Even the documented to work BartPE USB Boot support is greately depending on hardware. I have only been able to boot one computer from USB-stick a IBM Thinkpad x31 my other coputers either bluescreens or hangs.

Re: Booting from USB doesn't work

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:35 am
by mikedep333
Jaix wrote: Even the documented to work BartPE USB Boot support is greately depending on hardware. I have only been able to boot one computer from USB-stick a IBM Thinkpad x31 my other coputers either bluescreens or hangs.
I have had similar experience.

Let's make things better

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:58 am
by Jaix
Well, USB boot isn't used very much, but let's hope that'll change when ReactOS implement installation to USB, and that all issues can be worked out in all hardware.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:17 pm
by Phalanx
Which usb hubs types are currently working with the current usb (in progress) driver? I am sure when you can boot it on the 3 main types, then many people will test it on all different hardware.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:11 pm
by Reacter
for those that have tried BartPE and come up with the 0x00000007b error, or something like that, the bios chip may not be set to USB >> HDD emulation. Windows XP is completely used to USB, but has a tendency to take over. That is why later BartPE systems use a ramdisk.( I am a fanatic of BartPE CD's ). Unfortunately, I don't believe ReactOS can use this ramdisk as of yet. So unless your bios supports USB >> HDD emulation or ReactOS gets SCSI / ramdisk support soon, no USB boot :cry: . I wish i had something else to say, and if I am in error please correct me.