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cuttysark
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Connectivity

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Hello,

I've been testing ROS for a while in several virtual machines and i decided to give ROS 0.3.9 a try in the Real Hardware world. I used an old Toshiba laptop with following hardware:
Cpu AMD K2+ 475 Mhz
Motherboard Chipset - Don't know
GPU - ATI Radeon Mobility LT Pro 4MB
TFT screen Max. Res. 800x600
192 MB SDRAM
HD IDE 6GB FAT Format
Portuguese Keyboard
PS2 Mouse
CD ROM Driver
No Floppy Driver
1 USB 1.1 port
1 Phone Line Port
1 Serial Port
2 PC card bays
1 PCMCIA realtek rtl8139 family pci fast ethernet
ROS version 0.3.9
++++++++++++++++++++
The instalation was almost so fast as Virtual Machines are.
Although ROS found a Communication Device, Audio Device and PCI Bridge Device it was unable find suitable drivers for them.
I can run everything that is bundle with ROS installation CD.
ROS it's a real hope for a new life for this old laptop! It's not the fastest thing on earth but it's trully usable!
No BSOD untill now!
The PC eve sleeps and wakes up without any problem!

The problem.
The only kind of connectivity with the world is the CD-ROM,no network, no USB...
I found a 100000 windows drivers dvd on the pirate bay, broke it in to 3 cd's but no luck... ROS didn't find a usefull drive on those 100000 for my hardware...

Finally, my suggestion. Please develop one connectivity solution in order to truly test ROS!

Great Job!

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Black_Fox
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Re: Connectivity

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Realtek RTL8139 should work "with builds >= r40673 using Windows 2000 drivers". But I don't know how's the situation with PCMCIA cards.

cuttysark
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Re: Connectivity

Post by cuttysark »

Hi,
I've succesfully instaled the audio driver using the original Toshiba sound driver, so, no more Multimedia Audio Device hardware prompts, though obviously without sound.
I have a "new hardware" prompt that i can´t solve, "PCI-CARDBUS BRIDGE". Does anybody knows how to get this drive? Any workaround?
Is there any PCMCIA drive i can install?
Is it possible to get it from Windows XP CD or Installation?
Thanks

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Re: Connectivity

Post by Haos »

Only QEMU emulated rtl8139 will work. Real adapter wont, due to bug in resource reporting.

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Re: Connectivity

Post by Davy Bartoloni »

I have a "new hardware" prompt that i can´t solve, "PCI-CARDBUS BRIDGE". Does anybody knows how to get this drive? Any workaround?
in my Notebook PCI-CARDBUS BRIDGE is --> Controller CardBUs Texas Instruments PCI-1410

if u want to see what is.. on your system .. let Reactos Search for drivers on INF directory of XP/2000 ( if you have an ufficial licensed XP o win2000 installed in the same machine.. maybe on another HD )

Chronon
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Re: Connectivity

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That won't work, will it? I thought ReactOS doesn't have NTFS drivers right now.

coldReactive
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Re: Connectivity

Post by coldReactive »

Chronon wrote:That won't work, will it? I thought ReactOS doesn't have NTFS drivers right now.
NTFS can be DETECTED (in setup only apparently), but not used for the OS's partition.

cuttysark
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Re: Connectivity

Post by cuttysark »

Davy Bartoloni wrote:
if u want to see what is.. on your system .. let Reactos Search for drivers on INF directory of XP/2000 ( if you have an ufficial licensed XP o win2000 installed in the same machine.. maybe on another HD )
If I Install XP in anotther FAT partition would it work?

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