I would have to do this with every SVN release ?
LiveCDs are broken. There is no point to test all of them.
What's about a boot menu with options ?
If the ReactOS developers like to have benefit from testers, it then should be a little bit easier to find out software bugs or lacks ...
It is developers who should decide.
I have the same result on 2 actual computers (AMD CPUs with AsRock mainboards, onboard VGA chips), and on a MMX200 and a MMX 400 MHz. All with different VGA cards / chips ..
I have made DOS program which can do the same video BIOS calls as BootCD bootloader after loading blue.sys. Can you please test it? If you will get invalid video mode again, it's problem in the BIOS. It should run under DOS, not from Windows command prompt. First, try testbios.exe 0
. It should change video mode. If it will lead to trouble, try then testbios 1
, ... up to testbios 7
, testbios 8
is the same as testbios 0
. You will know on which stage problem occurs.
It may be difficult to catch these hardware-dependent errors. Now I have kernel crash after VBE Video BIOS calls on my machine. But works well in emulator.
Again, I'm happy to help !