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erictwose2
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No keyboard, no mouse, no DOS/Win98

Post by erictwose2 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:28 pm

No keyboard, no mouse, no DOS/Win98

Hi,

I ran through the iso setup for ReactOS 0.2.8 and though the keyboard worked in the setup

wizard (eg name computer, set locale; etc), when the desktop showed on the next boot, I

found I had no keyboard or mouse -- or else the screen was perhaps frozen? The same happened

when I selected ReactOS debug -- it just seemed to take me to the same desktop environment.

Also Freeloader didn't like the bootsect.dos it had created, though freeldr.ini looked okay,

so the only way back into dos/windows 98 was to use a windows rescue disk and A:>SYS C:

I had chosen to run Freeloader from the MBR rather than from floppy.

Any ideas folks?

Best wishes,
Eric Twose

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Details:
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Processor: AMD K6 P200+
RAM: 32M
Intel I430 PCI set
Pheonix S3 Trio
C:\ IDE hard drive, FAT16, with Windows 98
D:\ IDE hard drive, FAT32, for ReactOS.
Standard UK keyboard (tried both US and UK layouts)
Genius EasyMouse Pro serial mouse.
This works as a standard serial mouse in Windows and elsewhere I have got it working

using CuteMouse.

Freeldr.ini:
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[FREELOADER]
DefaultOS=ReactOS
TimeOut=10

[Display]
TitleText ....

[Operating Systems]
ReactOS="ReactOS"
ReactOS_Debug="ReactOS (Debug)"
DOS="DOS/Windows"

[ReactOS]
BootType=ReactOS
SystemPath=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\ReactOS

[ReactOS_Debug]
BootType=ReactOS
SystemPath=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\ReactOS
Options=/DEBUGPORT=SCREEN /NOGUIBOOT

[DOS]
BootType=BootSector
BootDrive=hd0
BootPartition=1
BootSectorFile=BOOTSECT.DOS

erictwose2
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:25 pm

No keyboard, no mouse, no DOS/Win98

Post by erictwose2 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:47 pm

Correction: it's a CyrixInstead 6x86L with 64M RAM.

Best wishes,
Eric Twose

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