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ErMest
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ReactOS installer doesn't work

Post by ErMest »

I dont know what to write here
It shows a black screen with nothing on it
I'm testing a boot cd
PC Specs:
7th gen Intel CORE i5 CPU
Intel 500 HD graphics
8 GB RAM
1tb HDD
Integrated keyboard and touchpad

oldman
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Re: ReactOS installer doesn't work

Post by oldman »

What revision are you trying to boot with
1. ReactOS-0.4.13-iso (latest official release) or similar.
2. reactos-bootcd-0.4.15-dev-506-ga3ec01c-x86-gcc-lin-dbg.iso (latest build from https://reactos.org/getbuilds/) or similar.
What type of CD are you using
1. bootcd
2. livecd

Are you using the 32 bit OS or the 64 bit OS?

At what point did the black screen appear?

First you are asked to press any key to boot ReactOS from the media, then it starts to load itself into memory and you see a grey bar with the following above it:
1. Loading ReactOS Setup...
2. Loading system hive...
3. Detecting hardware...
4. Loading ntoskrnl.exe...
5. Loading hal.dll...
6. Loading kdcom...
7. Loading boot drivers...
Please keep the Windows classic (9x/2000) look and feel.
The layman's guides to - debugging - bug reporting - compiling - ISO remaster.
They may help you with a problem, so do have a look at them.

ErMest
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Re: ReactOS installer doesn't work

Post by ErMest »

ReactOS-0.4.13-iso
bootcd
64-bit
After the grey bar

oldman
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Re: ReactOS installer doesn't work

Post by oldman »

ErMest wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:33 pm
ReactOS-0.4.13-iso
bootcd
64-bit
After the grey bar
Currently the 64 bit version does not boot very far. Try it again in a months time and see if it gets any further.
Please keep the Windows classic (9x/2000) look and feel.
The layman's guides to - debugging - bug reporting - compiling - ISO remaster.
They may help you with a problem, so do have a look at them.

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Re: ReactOS installer doesn't work

Post by dizt3mp3r »

Ermest, you were told in the chat that 64bit ReactOS is a WIP and therefore you should not expect it to work. Did you read the FAQ link that was sent to you?
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