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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:26 pm
by mlrs
Hey I've some questions and the first one is:
Wath are the reqiuerment of reactos.
I have an amd k6 processor 400mhz 64mb ram
and 20gb harddisk and a speedstar diamond 7,5mb vga
Can reactos run on that?
and the hardware drivers can I download them some where or
can I install the windows (95/98/nt/2000/xp) driver on reactos.
And can I install windows software suchs as koolmoves,
mozilla suite, msn messenger, 1st page 2000, winrar.
And can reactos run next to windows98 and the same harddisk.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:08 pm
by Sarocet
At first, ReactOS should run in almost everything. I think you have more resources than the minimun required. Before installing, i recommend you dowload the live CD and check if it works before entering into the trouble of installing on hard disk.
I don't think you could use your hardware drivers. Maybe but you shouldn't expect that. Especially Win95/98 ones, because they have direct access to the PC, that is not allowed on ROS (like Win NT). You need to try Win NT/2000/XP drivers.
You can try to install windows software on ReactOS. It should work, but as ROS is still developing it doesn't support all programs. This koolmoves seems (by the neme, I don't know it) can be able to run. Mozilla suite we know it goes. I doubt MSN Messenger could (Microsoft programs are usually more Microsoft dependent) but the free versions go.
Please feedback what works and what does not.

You can run Win98 and ROS on the same physical harddisk but you'll need to partition it. You can them select either of them to boot from.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:05 pm
by mlrs
but what for sort of partition must I make for reactOS
a c:\ disk (FAT32 / NTFS)
or /dev/hda/

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:40 pm
by Elledan
mlrs wrote:but what for sort of partition must I make for reactOS
a c:\ disk (FAT32 / NTFS)
or /dev/hda/
Just prepare a standard FAT32 partition like you'd normally do prior to installing Windows.