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surfinjo
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Black screen after Live CD loads

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middings wrote:The topic "[ReadThis]ReactOS doesn't work in my computer!!" is for advice about making a good request for support help or a bug report. You really should open a fresh topic in the Support forum, perhaps titled "Black screen after Live CD loads". One problem, one topic.
Can anyone offer any advice?
surfinjo wrote:Just burned a copy of ReactOS-0.3.17-REL-live

Getting BSD, (though that is black screen) after the CD has finished loading.ie the line has gone across the screen, and the list has worked up to and through, Loading Drivers

I've tried the suggestion in the OP, unsuccessfully. I'm using a cordless keyboard and assume ReactOS doesn't support the USB transmitter. It's strange, because it supports USB but can't think of any other reason.

So I don't have the debugging information. I accept this may make it impossible and apologise, but will offer a list of my Rig to begin, hoping that it may be enough. If not I will understand. I can try to get a wired keyboard but not sure when.

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Once again, apologies this is not all that was asked for. Just hoping.

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Re: Black screen after Live CD loads

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Also from the topic:
surfinjo wrote:Thank you Black_Fox for your reply.

Firstly I must apologise, typing 0.3.16 was a mistake, I should have typed 0.3.17. It is actually the only LiveCD available for download.

Secondly, to be sure, I've just tried once again, to run the CD, 4 times in all, once for each of the 4 offerings:

Live CD
Live CD (debug)
Live CD (screen)
Live CD Log File.

Each time the screen becomes black and unresponsive after the final BOOT Drivers have been loaded.

The screen is definitely receiving a signal from the computer, as indicated. But is not responding at all.

I know my Graphics card works with the Windows Generic Display Driver, as I have used it previously. I assume the Live CD is loading that driver or similar.

Suggestions will be appreciated.

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surfinjo wrote:Just burned a copy of ReactOS-0.3.17-REL-live

Getting BSD, (though that is black screen) after the CD has finished loading.ie the line has gone across the screen, and the list has worked up to and through, Loading Drivers
If you want to be helpful, then you will need to buy a nullmodem cable (that is if you have two computers with serial ports), because the boot process is getting far enough to for the OS to send information out of the serial port, when run in debug mode.
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oldman wrote:
If you want to be helpful, then you will need to buy a nullmodem cable (that is if you have two computers with serial ports), because the boot process is getting far enough to for the OS to send information out of the serial port, when run in debug mode.
I don't have two computers. What ever gave you that idea?

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Then use debug to screen.
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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EmuandCo wrote:Then use debug to screen.
I've tried to load with each of the 4 options available and all produced the same result, a blank screen.

Live CD
Live CD (debug)
Live CD (screen)
Live CD Log File.

It must be something quite simple.

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In that case its not really simple. That means that it dies not even manage to load bootvid and hangs at kernel loadup...
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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surfinjo wrote:2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
Does surfinjo have to configure his multi-core machine to use only one processor before running ReactOS? The 0.3.x releases don't yet support multiple processors.

BSOD on DELL OptiPlex GX520 describes a "blackscreen during installation" problem and how kajikoffo was able to resolve it on his machine. Other problems kajikoffo then encountered are also discussed.

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I know BS when I read it.

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Non-SMP kernels will utilize the processor they have been loaded. This is usually determined by BIOS.
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