ReactOS 0.3.4 on MacBook 3.1 (intel)

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ReactOS 0.3.4 on MacBook 3.1 (intel)

Post by fred02 »

Just for fun, I tried to boot a Live CD in this intel Mac. And here is the results:
The os boots :shock: up to the <del>screen where it detects the drivers</del> user interface (see update below). So the GUI subsystem seems to work :!: It would not go any further, probably because of the very proprietary apple drivers for keyboard and touch pad (They would not even work in windozeXP in safe mode). I will try to see if it works any better with an external keyboard and mouse attached, but overall I think it is really amazing that ReactOS can start on such hardware. Congratulations and many thanks to the team. Will be eager to test the next releases.
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Post by Radhad »

Remember that there is an issue with keyboard / mouse in ReactOS 0.3.4 - try a revision from trunk where this problem should be fixed ;)

Do you use LiveCD or BootCD?
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Post by milesje »

Radhad he plainly states
I tried to boot a Live CD
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Post by Radhad »

Oh, my fault, sorry :)
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Post by linuxgx »

I tried the latest trunk on my 2.3ghz macbook and received the same results. The drivers aren't functioning on the macbook.
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I had it working...

Post by Otiose »

Hi... long time lurker, first time poster...

Not sure how helpful this is, other than to offer the promise of hope (I sound like Barack Obama suddenly)...

But I had Reactos 3.3 working on a Mac Powerbook...I did this at my previous company so I can't tell you what the specs were on the machine, other than to say that it successfully booted, and I got into the desktop, and had mouse and keyboard interactivity.

I used a Boot CD, if I recall correctly (it was about 7 months ago though...so I'm blurry on the details.)

Point being: it can be done!
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Post by cppm »

Which PowerBook model Otiose? it may be that some macs can be handled by generic keyboard/mouse drivers, and others can't
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hm.

Post by Otiose »

Hm.. I wish I could say what model. To be honest, I really hated the machine, and it met my fists of frustrations a few times... Yea, I'm one of those "anti-mac" guys. So much so, I just realized it wasn't a Powerbook at all (just remembered powerbooks are the high-end laptops, right?) This was an iMac. The big "everything-built-in" behemoth.

I really didn't care to poke around and see much of the specs, or anything. All I can safely say is that it was one of the older iMacs. The white ones, not the newer silver ones.
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Post by fred02 »

A small update: I tried with an external keyboard and mouse attached and it booted up to the user interface. :D But unfortunately neither the keyboard (MS natural 4000) nor mouse (mac mighty mouse) allowed me to interact with the os. The cursor was stuck in the middle and even ctrl-alt-del did not work. :-( Never the less it is a start.
Afterwards I tried to have only one device attached at a time and it still booted up the same, even when I detached both :shock: . So my previous post was misleading, the current state is: ReactOS boots on MacBook 3.1, but I can not interact with the OS because no input is accepted.
linuxgx wrote:I tried the latest trunk on my 2.3ghz macbook and received the same results. The drivers aren't functioning on the macbook.

Well, it seems that now I get up to the user interface, but can not interact with it. Is it also what you get too?

I can not try the truck because I don't know how to build a live cd out of it, but with the next release sheduled this month, I think I can wait until then. :)
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Post by elhoir »

fred02 wrote: I can not try the truck because I don't know how to build a live cd out of it, but with the next release sheduled this month, I think I can wait until then. :)
You dont have to build a livecd, you can download trunk releases from http://www.reactos.org/getbuilds/
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Post by linuxgx »

8) I like building my own that way I can change small things
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Post by z180 »

building your own iso image someone could change reactos in numerous
ways like usig dll files from windows or different icons/bitmaps
or he could replace the atapi.sys with the uniata driver (i cant test it yet,
no ata and eee-pc is not available in the markets I asked)
In reactos there is not much kernel(ntoskrnl) tuning possible like in linux,solaris,bsd,minix but a few values could be changed in source
also by non programmers
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Post by Daemon »

> very proprietary apple drivers
Mega LOL. It's open source.

ReactOS doesn't work with USB manipulators, so no hope.
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Post by SpoonmAn »

@ fred02

how did u connect external keyboard and mouse? remember that reactos usb stack still is not working, so u need to connect both devices to ps2 wich probably could be only one available on the laptop. but u can split this to keyboard and mouse with a special adaptor.
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Post by Daemon »

Macs don't have PS/2 at all, even an old models (only ADB).
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