` Currentlly, ReactOS has 2 release, the ISO version, the diskimage.
We know, the ReactOS is designed as a replacement of Windows NT
system, a windows device driver test-platform, and so on. I usually
use Windows XP Pro. as my developing platform, but when I want to
preview the new release of ReactOS, I have to use Virtual Software,
such as VMWare, VPC or Bochs, etc. But, how about the new release
on my real system? I may use the ISO version to test it.
` Here, ISOEmu can load a bootable ISO file, and boot it in my
real system. So, is there any possible to load the ReactOS from its
ISO release? Of course, ISOEmu works on the x86's real mode, we
cannot use it directlly to boot ReactOS. We may use an file-system
driver to do the next stage-service for the system.
` OK, we come to this point, boot ReactOS from its ISO file, and then
use a file-system device driver to serive the later file accessing on
this iso file. I think, this kind of device driver is possible, 'cause
Windows XP Embedded has a ramdisk technoligy which can load a WinXP
Embedded's diskimage file to ram and boot it. The boot.ini item looks like:
` The important file for this ramdisk is a driver named 'ramdisk.sys'.
ramdisk(0)\windows="XPe RAM" /fastdetect /rdpath=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\image.sdi /rdimageoffset=28672
` So, I want to ask, is there any possible to boot the ReactOS from its
ISO file hosted on a volume without writing it to CD/DVD disk?
We may use this driver to load both ReactOS and WinPE/WinXP.Embetted
from an iso file!