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uncletom
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ReactOS on my RadioShack TRS80

Post by uncletom »

C'mon,, you may know thats impossible,,, BUT I'm a newbie !!!!

Where is the tested/running/failed/approved/good/bad/whatever HARDWARE list ?
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Post by frik85 »

We have a compatibility database at: http://www.reactos.org/support/

Generally, if you have a WinNT serie (3.x, 4, 2k, XP, 2k3, Vista) driver for your hardware, ReactOS will support it, maybe not with version 0.3.0 but sooner or later.

Even with default driver, it supports a broader range of standard hardware as most common linux distributions.

Currently, some bugs in the boot code may prevent it from working on some hardware configurations.
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Post by uncletom »

The database does not list ONE motherboard !
Generally, maybe not, sooner or later.... default driver, standard hardware, common linux.... Currently, some bugs, some hardware.
Gee, thanks for all that Newbie-HELPful information. :(
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Post by Z98 »

Umm. If I'm reading the info on the TRS-80 correctly, I doubt ReactOS would run on your system. Even if it's one of the PC Compatible models, ReactOS is extremely sensitive to hardware types. If it's not mainstream, then you have a very low chance of getting ReactOS to function in a meaningful way, if it functions at all.

That said, just download and burn the LiveCD. That at least will tell you whether ReactOS recognizes your hardware at all. If your system even supports booting from CD.
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Re: ReactOS on my RadioShack TRS80

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uncletom wrote:Where is the tested/running/failed/approved/good/bad/whatever HARDWARE list ?
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The database does not list ONE motherboard !
You asked for the list/database and I answered with the link to our relative new compatibility database. You can also search in our ReactOS Wiki with the inbuild search function.

The best way is to test ReactOS the first time in a virtual machine and then either use LiveCD or InstallCD on your prefered hardware.

Maybe you can post some hardware specifications ... cpu (type and speed), ram, hdd (ide/scsi, sata, etc.), graphic card, etc.

Please bear in mind that ReactOS 0.3.0 is in alpha stage and is not recommended for everyday use.
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TRS80? not a compatible CPU...

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TRS80 was built on a 8080 or Z80 microprocessor, Intels 8 bit technology bundled with CP/M for OS and same basic interpreter or compiler for programming.
It's similar as if you tried to port Apple MacOS to an AppleII "apple two" or to a Commodore 64...

Unless Reactos developers can correct my statement, i doubt that reactos runs on 8-bit processor.
It would not even run on a 16 bit Intel like the 8086
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Re: TRS80? not a compatible CPU...

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steveh wrote:Unless Reactos developers can correct my statement, i doubt that reactos runs on 8-bit processor.
It would not even run on a 16 bit Intel like the 8086
You need a 486, Pentium (or XBox) compatible computer.
Some parts of ReactOS prevent running on 386 afaik.
ReactOS requieres at least ~10 MB ram, it depends which compiler settings has been set.
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TRS-80 Mini-Itx Project?

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Perhaps if you made it into a TRS-80 mini-itx project? (replacing the original parts with newer/mini or nano itx parts?). http://www.mini-tix.com has a section for projects. :idea:

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Re: TRS80? not a compatible CPU...

Post by Davy »

frik85 wrote:
steveh wrote:Unless Reactos developers can correct my statement, i doubt that reactos runs on 8-bit processor.
It would not even run on a 16 bit Intel like the 8086
You need a 486, Pentium (or XBox) compatible computer.
Some parts of ReactOS prevent running on 386 afaik.
ReactOS requieres at least ~10 MB ram, it depends which compiler settings has been set.
Really? what settings could accomplish this? :D
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Re: TRS-80 Mini-Itx Project?

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tomleem wrote:Perhaps if you made it into a TRS-80 mini-itx project? (replacing the original parts with newer/mini or nano itx parts?). http://www.mini-tix.con has a section for projects. :idea:

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Just correcting your link for those interested http://www.mini-itx.com/
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Post by tomleem »

Thank you for the correction. I have also edited it too. 8)
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