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dsl25
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VM Virtual Box questions

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Hi there,

I followed the wiki for installing on VB but all I get at the end is a plain blue screen with ReactOS credentials at bottom right...
Is there a more detailed tutorial for VB?

Thanks.

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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

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hi
i have a detailed tutorial on how i setup Virtual Box it may be incomplete
How to setup and debug reactos in a VM

this is a very basic guide I will teach you how to install VirtualBox and install and setup com0com and and how to get debug output and how to install reactos

What you will need
1)VirtualBox + VirtualBox Extension Pack:
https://www.virtualbox.org/
2)com0com
https://sourceforge.net/projects/com0com/files/com0com/
Note: If you are using a 64bit OS then you will need to use a older version com0com-2.2.2.0-x64-fre-signed
3)putty or Putty portable Note: I recommend Putty portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/putty_portable
4)7zip
http://www.7-zip.org

Step 1 install VirtualBox and VirtualBox Extension Pack
Step 2 Install com0com
when you get to Choose Components uncheck CNCA0<->CNCB0
Note: you will be setting this up after you have completed the install of Com0Com)

Step 3 When the install is complete run Com0Com Setup Command Prompt and enter
install PortName=COM4 PortName=COM5
Step 4 start VirtualBox and then click New to create a new virtual machine
Step 5 in the name box enter Reactos
Step 6 Type:Microsoft windows
Step 7 version:windows 2003 (32bit)
Step 8 click next
Step 9 Memory size at least 96 MB, recommended: 256 MB
Step 10 Click Next
Step 11 Check create a virtual Hard Drive now:
Step 12 Click create
Note: if the host os is Win 7 /8.*/10 then Choose VHD
Step 13 click Next
Step 14 check dynamically allocated
Step 15 click Next
Step 16 Hard Drive size: 4gb minimum
Step 17 create
Step 18 Select Reactos and Click Settings
Step 19 Select Storage Tab
Step 20 Click Add hard disk
Step 21 Click Create new disk
Note: Follow the same instructions as before But Name it Backup
Note: this is where you will store installers for software you want to test
Step 22 Select Serial Ports Tab
Step 22 Select Port 1 Tab
Step 23 Check Enable Serial Port
Step 24 Port Number: Com1
Step 25 Port Mode: Host Device
Step 26 Path/Address:COM4

Step 27 open putty
Step 28 Select Logging Tab
Step Session logging
Step 30 Check all session output
Step 31
Step 32 Select Session
Step 33 Check Serial
Step 34 Serial line Com5
Load, Save or delete a stored session
Note: you have Two options (option 1) options select Default Settings and Click Save
(option 2) Save a new sessions and Name it Reactos


Now it is now time to download a Daily Build open your web browser and go to https://reactos.org/getbuilds/ you what to download
bootcd-*****-dbg.7z or bootcd-*****-dbg-msvc.7z save the file to your Desktop or somewhere you can find it
Right click on the file you downloaded and select extract to folder

Open VirtualBox
Select Reactos and Click Settings
Select Storage Tab
Select the optical drive
click choose Virtual optical disk file and browse to where you extracted the *.iso file and Select it and click Open
Select Reactos and Click Start



dsl25
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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

Post by dsl25 »

Thanks for this but way too complicated for me.
I don't really understand the need of installing those third party software.
I just followed the related WIKI and it simply doesn't work.

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(SOLVED) Re: VM Virtual Box questions

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SOLVED
Re-installed everything and now works.

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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

Post by MadWolf »

com0com and Putty you need them to get debug output
7zip to extract the iso

there are simpler ways to get debug output but i like using com0com and Putty
good to know you have got it working

dsl25
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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

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Many thanks for your input!

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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

Post by MadWolf »

hi
is there any changes to my tutorial that you recommend to change ?

i am planning to continue this tutorial and adding other ways to get debug output

is there anything you recommend to add to this tutorial ?
i am going to add a section on common missing run time files and what run time is missing

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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

Post by Vladimir-Suzdal »

I also have encountered the problem when I install ReactOS on VBox. I cannot connect the internet and play an audio even if I installed VBox Additions. Is there anyway to resolve it?

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Re: VM Virtual Box questions

Post by EmuandCo »

No double posts... See other thread
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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