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Difference between booting Boot CD and Live CD from Ramdrive?

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:35 pm
by petkih
Hi

I have tried to install Reactos 0.4.13 release on three computers with no optical drive. By the results I guess that one is too new, only 8 years old.
On the remaining two I have managed to launch the Live CD from a USB stick using Ram drive boot method.
But, launching the Boot CD from the same USB stick, same setup only a different option in freeldr.ini gives me a Freeloader error at the end of Loading of Ramdrive.
And as it is not possible to install from the Live CD, I am unable to install.
I attach photos of the two error messages. They are very similar even though they are from two different computers
I have tried to use the ”Freeloader debug” option in Freeloader but could not see any difference or more information.

I have searched JIRA for similiar issues and found CORE-16367, but I do not know which version that issue is for, and it is closed by a request by the reporter but without solution / explanation.

The iso I have used to try to boot with I have also used for installing in Virtualbox which worked fine.

My options in freeldr.ini looks like this.

[Setup2]
BootType=ReactOSSetup
SystemPath=ramdisk(0)\
Options=/MININT /RDPATH=ReactOS-0.4.13.iso /RDEXPORTASCD

[Setup3]
BootType=ReactOSSetup
SystemPath=ramdisk(0)\reactos
Options=/MININT /RDPATH=ReactOS-0.4.13.iso /RDEXPORTASCD

[LiveCD]
BootType=Windows2003
SystemPath=ramdisk(0)\reactos
Options=/MININT /RDPATH=ReactOS-0.4.13-Live.iso /RDEXPORTASCD

Does anyone know why I am able to boot the Live CD iso but not the Boot CD iso in this setup?

Best regards

Peter

Re: Difference between booting Boot CD and Live CD from Ramdrive?

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 11:19 pm
by binarymaster
Enable screen debug output in FreeLoader (via F8) to see where the assertion happened.

Re: Difference between booting Boot CD and Live CD from Ramdrive?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 9:01 pm
by petkih
Thanks for trying to help.
I have tried all options using F8 without getting any more information. But as the Freeloader debug option asks for further parameters I am not sure I have given the correct ones. Also, when selecting that option, it is not in blue text when I later select to start the BootCD menu item as most of the other options are.

Re: Difference between booting Boot CD and Live CD from Ramdrive?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:52 pm
by binarymaster
petkih wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 9:01 pm
I have tried all options using F8 without getting any more information. But as the Freeloader debug option asks for further parameters I am not sure I have given the correct ones.
Try to ask for FreeLoader debugging help in our chat, it's more active than forum: https://chat.reactos.org/

Re: Difference between booting Boot CD and Live CD from Ramdrive?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 5:20 pm
by petkih
Problem solved.
I realised I still had the iso:s for the 0.4.10, 0.4.11 and 0.4.12 boot cd's. They all worked when I booted from my USB.
So I downloaded the 0.4.13 boot cd again, and now it works.