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ReasctOS on Gateway Solo

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:37 pm
by kjacobs
Hello all,

I decided to give ReactOS a try for the first time on an old Gateway Solo laptop. It seemed to install without any problems, other than it tried to download something (grub I think) during install, which it could not do as it has no internet connection.

So far it runs for the most part and is quite fast on this old machine. However, it does not recognize its floppy drive are any usb flash drive i plug into the machine. The drivers did install for the floppy drive, but it does not show in the explorer. The usb controller driver installed as well, but will not read a flash drive.

Any ideas what might be wrong?

Ken

Re: ReasctOS on Gateway Solo

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:46 pm
by tec_wiz
Usb is currently not working. I don't know about floppy drives.

Re: ReasctOS on Gateway Solo

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:50 pm
by kjacobs
Thanks for the heads up.....

I will try loading some software via CD then and see she flies. It looks like ReactOS has an excellent start for a great, super fast OS to replace Windows. Will definitely watch this one closely.....thanks.

Ken

Re: ReasctOS on Gateway Solo

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:42 pm
by Vipor_GG
I decided to give ReactOS a try for the first time on an old Gateway Solo laptop.
What is the specs on your SOLO? I have one I was thinking of trying it on.