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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:09 pm

mrmajik45 wrote:I hope you know i made those clickable buttons.
brilliant ! I definitely can't do that :D
Unfortunately, it doesn't help with my problem :(

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:25 pm

Image Have you even tried it on virtualbox
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by oldman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:52 pm

phoenix63 wrote:@oldman : you're asking me something a bit complicated for me I'm afraid
I learn by doing, so if you don't do, you will not learn.
phoenix63 wrote:here is the link : https://youtu.be/JAKlEDOtXo8
When I follow the link, I get
This video is unavailable.
Sorry about that.
Is it private?
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:02 pm

mrmajik45 wrote:Image Have you even tried it on virtualbox
no, I've never been into computing stuff and to be honest I wouldn't even know when to use it

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 pm

oldman wrote:I learn by doing, so if you don't do, you will not learn.
yes indeed you're right, but before doing anything, I have to understand what you just wrote : that in itself is another language for me.
oldman wrote:When I follow the link, I get
This video is unavailable.
Sorry about that.
Is it private?
oh damn, yes I bet it is, I'll check upon that

[edit] does it work now ? https://youtu.be/JAKlEDOtXo8

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by oldman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:23 pm

Yes, it does work now.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Yep it works
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 pm

Image

Found something:
This chipset has a broken ACPI timer! Be aware!
May also be a problem:
SMSS: can't find drive letter for system partition
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:56 pm

well... I did notice that some errors appeared, but what does it mean ? This laptop originally had Windows XP on it, then Xubuntu and now Linux Mint Debian and they all installed without trouble. XP is no use now because of internet risks and the linux distributions generate high speed fans I didn't have with Windows OS.
Which is why I wanted to test ReactOS ;)
I am however aware that if I still have fan problems with ReactOS too (that is if I manage to install the OS :D ), it won't change much from a linux distribution...

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Well Linux doesn't assign letters. It gives it a special directory like /dev/Usb2432 So when ReactOS looks for a drive letter there is none and so maybe the installer is having a stroke
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:22 pm

so maybe be easier for ReactOS to try to install on a Windows OS ? Should I put back XP on before attempting to install ReactOS ? :D

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by mrmajik45 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:02 pm

Can't hurt to try or something's wrong with your hdd
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:29 am

no the HDD is pretty new (hardly used the PC since I changed it) and besides, I've been using 3 different OS with it.
I'll see if I still have an XP CD ;)

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by oldman » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:07 am

mrmajik45 wrote:Well Linux doesn't assign letters. It gives it a special directory like /dev/Usb2432 So when ReactOS looks for a drive letter there is none and so maybe the installer is having a stroke
What are you talking about?

Yes Unix has a different way of assigning drives like /dev/sdb1, but how can that have any effect on another Operating System? It is the BIOS that passes on the hardware info to the OS.

If my knowledge is wrong, then will someone else care to enlighten me!
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

Post by phoenix63 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:58 am

no one exactly knows what is going wrong with the installation, no need getting irritated on this :) But there is something missing on the current OS which bothers ReactOS installation, right ? OK, we don't know what, but I guess it could help (although I do have doubts) trying to install with another OS preinstalled (Window based this time, to change) ?

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