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Create a live USB

Post by fzerox » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:28 pm

Hi guys, I havent posted in a while been away learning some more progarmming. I was wondering how would I make the live CD bootable off a USB

Would it be as symple as making the USB bootible with SYSLINUX and then extracting the ISO on my memory stick?

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Post by Guennie1568 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:05 pm

I don't know. I think, ROS has no USB support yet.. But like said, I don't know....
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Post by fzerox » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:16 pm

Guennie1568 wrote:I don't know. I think, ROS has no USB support yet.. But like said, I don't know....
I figured it might be like booting off a cd

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Post by Guennie1568 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:22 pm

you can try it out and tell us your experience
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Post by fzerox » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:34 pm

Guennie1568 wrote:you can try it out and tell us your experience
thats what I am doing now :)

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Post by fzerox » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:49 pm

right this may be basic for you guys but where is the kernal that I need to boot.

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Post by Nintendo Maniac 64 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:02 pm

Yeah, I tried booting from a CF card that I don't use anymore (used it with DS homebrew until I got a microSD card solution that didn't stick out of the DS). Needless to say it didn't work. Though I haven't tried it recently... it may work now. Heck maybe it didn't boot because the actual OS couldn't on my PC at time (I don't remember if it did or not)

And btw, awesome username. :wink:

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Post by fzerox » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:05 pm

Nintendo Maniac 64 wrote:Yeah, I tried booting from a CF card that I don't use anymore (used it with DS homebrew until I got a microSD card solution that didn't stick out of the DS). Needless to say it didn't work. Though I haven't tried it recently... it may work now. Heck maybe it didn't boot because the actual OS couldn't on my PC at time (I don't remember if it did or not)

And btw, awesome username. :wink:
rotfl yep, although fzerox also means something else for me replace the zero with the number 0 and you get F0X. he he he.

Kk so I tried to boot /loader/setupldr.sys ... my computer screen flickered and restarted itself. Although I am unsure on wether my computer can actually run ROS lol

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Post by cppm » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:27 pm

fzerox wrote: Would it be as symple as making the USB bootible with SYSLINUX and then extracting the ISO on my memory stick?
No, ROS has absolutely no USB, and (by extension?) memory card support at the moment. And even if it did, it wouldn't be that simple.
fzerox wrote:where is the kernal that I need to boot.
You can pass it pickle and cheese sandwiches for all it matters. The kernel won't be able to find the OS if it's on USB, what with no USB support yet. hehe

:P don't worry though, I think they're working on a USB implementation at the moment, so watch this space.

Also check out the roadmap page and you'll see that the next major release (0.4) should have USB support

PS: Syslinux is
a) for linux (Windows and by extension ReactOS use a v.different boot process, do some reading on it)
b) for floppy's, things are different for USB. With linux at least no special bootloader is needed

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How to boot from a Compact Flash module

Post by nat32support » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:52 am

This method uses a program called WinImage.

1. Download and unzip the ReactOS VMWARE zip file.
2. Start WinImage.
3. Select: Disk, Restore Virtual Hard Disk image.....
4. Then select your Compact Flash card.
5. Then select the ReactOS.vmdk file

That's it. WinImage will then do the rest. When it's finished, put the CF card in your target system and it should boot.

I write 'should' because I haven't tested it yet because I only have a 2GB CF card and the ReactOS virtual disk is over 2G in size. But I have tested it with other (smaller) vmdk files and it works perfectly.

Perhaps one could make a smaller virtual disk in VMware? Reactos itself only needs less than 100 MB.

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Post by coldReactive » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:25 am

cppm wrote:PS: Syslinux is
a) for linux (Windows and by extension ReactOS use a v.different boot process, do some reading on it)
b) for floppy's, things are different for USB. With linux at least no special bootloader is needed
BIOS can be queued to get USB Support if you can queue it. My BIOS detects that the A:\ I have is USB, and figures that "Hey, we have a USB Floppy; let's call it a floppy." Vista Install CD queues your BIOS before it starts installing, because not all BIOS have Advanced ACPI Support (like my BIOS; and I can't use WinPhlash to upgrade my BIOS due to obvious reasons.)

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