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Dave1949
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Live CD not loading

Post by Dave1949 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:40 pm

Burnt a live CD to try out but none of my three different machines will load it. The logo is there but the progress bar gets to about two-thirds and stops, to go no further, it would seem!

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by milon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:38 pm

Yeah, that's known to happen on "real hardware". What are the brands/specs of the 3 computers you tried?

You can mount an .iso in a virtual machine and boot it that way. TUTORIAL (see the Virtual Machines part)

If you're more technically inclined, you can attempt to get debug output from the computer(s) you test on to find out why it halts. This can be done for both virtual machines and physical machines. TUTORIAL

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by jonaspm » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:52 pm

I also recently tried trunk build but the installation hangs while copying files at ACPI.SYS file
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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by milon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:59 pm

Dave1949, are you using 0.3.15 or a Daily Build (ie. 59348)?

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by Operated » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:10 am

The same thing happens to me. Also the boot loader will not do right on the installation disc to.

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by oldman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:57 am

To all who try to install on real hardware:
Don't give up at the first try if it fails to install, try a second time and maybe a third time. If after three attempts it does not install, then that's it, you will have to wait for about another 50 commits into trunk and then try again. I say this based on my own experience.
Please keep the Windows classic (9x/2000) look and feel.
The layman's guides to - debugging - bug reporting - compiling - with some complementary scripts.
They may help you with a problem, so do have a look at them.

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by Z98 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:33 pm

You're also trying to use the liveCD. That by itself means you're headed into unverified territory until we start gearing up for a release.

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by Bblaauw » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:13 pm

Z98 wrote:You're also trying to use the liveCD. That by itself means you're headed into unverified territory until we start gearing up for a release.
Why is that unverified territory? The difference between bootcd and livecd at most is ACPI HAL or not. Besides the LiveCD is easiest to use and see if it completely boots up to desktop. If the BootCD supports installation to USB flash drives (followed by those actually booting..) then fine, makes testing ReactOS on real hardware lots easier. Expecting a harddisk(-partition) on IDE/SATA bus to be available on real hardware is a bit far-fetched for most people, simply due to most people only having 1 harddrive, partitioned as a single NTFS partition spanning the entire capacity.

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by Z98 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:25 pm

The majority of the devs and lead testers either have dedicated machines or use VMs. In either situation, they focus almost solely on the bootcd since none of the more intensive testing they carry out is possible with the livecd. As such, for the most part they ignore it until a release rolls around.

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Re: Live CD not loading

Post by milon » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:17 am

Bblaauw wrote:Why is [the LiveCD] unverified territory?
From personal experience, I know that a LiveCD will often fail where a BootCD will succeed. As Z98 said, it's just not tested as thoroughly (or at all).

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