Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:15 pm
I recently installed ReactOS on my old computer and the ReactOS bootscreen comes up fine and then the screen goes blue for a looooong time and stays like that.
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Well, I have the same problem, on a PC that can boot Ubuntu 6.06 LTS live CD without problems.Z98 wrote:To be able to offer any help, we're gonna need more information.
I don't think memory or HDD is the problem. What I would like to know is that what it means that the line below the text stays brown. A driver problem? Any way to get debug output easily to serial port or to screen?Elledan wrote:I'd definitely try it on a barebones system first, i.e. only the bare essentials to make the system work. That should at least rule out whether the soundcard, NIC or such are somehow causing issues.
Run some memory/HDD test and such while you're at it.
Where did you wirtte the the booter, was it MBR or Diskette.Jepael wrote: Is there a way of debugging what goes on with the computer when it does this? Some debug output to COM ports or screen? I think it has something to do with initialising drivers or HDD or something, as the HDD made some reading noises before the red-lined text became normal with the welcome screen. Will it hang if the HDD has some perverted information like NTFS partitions or something? Or just some driver does not initiaise properly?
I could not write a bootloader or install anything, as booting from the install ISO froze after loading of some drivers and redrawing the screen, and before anything else than "Reactos 0.3.0 install" (with brown underline) on blue background was on screen.jorl17 wrote: Where did you wirtte the the booter, was it MBR or Diskette.
Anyway, you should get something like a live cd and acess the file frldr.ini that is in that boots reactOS(or in the hd or in diskette) and edit it, setting the timeout to, like 30, and the DEBUGPORT in ReactOS_Debug, I think you should have it SCREEN not COM1, but that's your choice.
I tried several graphics cards too with normal motherboards, but one had an integrated Matrox. I'd blame my motherboards are too similar, similar chipsets and CPUs.Z98 wrote:I would, but it's an integrated graphics card. And I don't have any spare cards lying around. In fact, I don't think that machine even has a slot for an addon graphics card.