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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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Can someone make a BootCD with vga mode.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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mrmajik45 wrote:Can someone make a BootCD with vga mode.
Actually, if something like that is possible, I would rather have a boot CD with my graphic/screen drivers (which is the same one in my laptop) ; at least I'd be pretty sure the installation would succede

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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The BootCD doesn't use 3rd party drivers, nor do I think it would support it.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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As a rule, it's very unlikely for ROS to run into trouble with your graphics card, because it only uses VESA.

My guess about why VGA mode makes the LiveCD work is that the problem is likely a race condition, and VGA mode changes timing.

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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Like any setup CD starting with... Nt4 we use basic drivers for install CDs. There is no reason to add 3D supportive drivers to a setup CD. If you have a problem installing it, then we have a bug.
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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Oh dear, I'm not in luck then lol

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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If you're able to edit the contents of the iso file, you can always do the modification to reactos/txtsetup.sif that I indicated in https://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 60#p130293
That should give you screen debugging so you can see what's going on.

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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ThFabba wrote:If you're able to edit the contents of the iso file, you can always do the modification to reactos/txtsetup.sif that I indicated in https://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 60#p130293
That should give you screen debugging so you can see what's going on.
OK, but you did an iso containing that script, which I then tried : as mentioned previously, I got lots of code lines ending with "kdb: >" ; this is where I took pictures and filmed the process.
But I don't know what to do with that as it's for identifying the problems I guess ?

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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hi !
Anything new concerning my installation issue ? :)
Thanks ;)

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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OK, version 0.4.9 has the same problem... Too bad :(

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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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oh dear, sorry, this is far too complicated for me :(

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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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@ kbd you enter bt and push enter. And this stuff you send to us. Ah and which build you used is useful, too
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Re: cannot install ReactOS with boot CD

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phoenix63 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:17 pm
oh dear, sorry, this is far too complicated for me :(
If you are referring to https://reactos.org/wiki/Debugging, then have a read here and see if that can help you.
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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