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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:40 pm

Can someone make a BootCD with vga mode.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:30 pm

mrmajik45 wrote:Can someone make a BootCD with vga mode.
Actually, if something like that is possible, I would rather have a boot CD with my graphic/screen drivers (which is the same one in my laptop) ; at least I'd be pretty sure the installation would succede

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:06 pm

The BootCD doesn't use 3rd party drivers, nor do I think it would support it.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by ThFabba » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 pm

As a rule, it's very unlikely for ROS to run into trouble with your graphics card, because it only uses VESA.

My guess about why VGA mode makes the LiveCD work is that the problem is likely a race condition, and VGA mode changes timing.

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:46 pm

Like any setup CD starting with... Nt4 we use basic drivers for install CDs. There is no reason to add 3D supportive drivers to a setup CD. If you have a problem installing it, then we have a bug.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:49 pm

Oh dear, I'm not in luck then lol

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by ThFabba » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:45 am

If you're able to edit the contents of the iso file, you can always do the modification to reactos/txtsetup.sif that I indicated in https://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 60#p130293
That should give you screen debugging so you can see what's going on.

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:02 pm

ThFabba wrote:If you're able to edit the contents of the iso file, you can always do the modification to reactos/txtsetup.sif that I indicated in https://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 60#p130293
That should give you screen debugging so you can see what's going on.
OK, but you did an iso containing that script, which I then tried : as mentioned previously, I got lots of code lines ending with "kdb: >" ; this is where I took pictures and filmed the process.
But I don't know what to do with that as it's for identifying the problems I guess ?

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:04 pm

hi !
Anything new concerning my installation issue ? :)
Thanks ;)

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:09 pm

OK, version 0.4.9 has the same problem... Too bad :(

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by EmuandCo » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:00 pm

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:17 pm

oh dear, sorry, this is far too complicated for me :(

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by EmuandCo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:24 am

@ kbd you enter bt and push enter. And this stuff you send to us. Ah and which build you used is useful, too
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by oldman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:12 am

phoenix63 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:17 pm
oh dear, sorry, this is far too complicated for me :(
If you are referring to https://reactos.org/wiki/Debugging, then have a read here and see if that can help you.
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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