Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

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OpenSourceFuture
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Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by OpenSourceFuture »

Hi there, this is my first post so bear with me. I'm sporting one of the new aluminum unibody macbook pros, with the new trackpad style.

My config:
2.53ghz Core 2 Duo
Nvidia Geforce 9400M
- and -
Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT
Hitachi HTS543232L9SA02
MATSHITADVD-R UJ-868

I burned my copy of ReactOS using Mac OS X's Disk Utility.

To pull up the mac boot selector, I hold the alt key during startup. I select Macintosh HD or 'Windows', in this case 'Windows' in order to load the ReactOS iso (it has the same label of 'Windows' when loading the Ubuntu disc).

Unfortunately, after I press any key to boot from CD, I get stuck at this:

"Detecting Hardware...
Loading..."

It will never get past that.
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by vicmarcal »

Sata Drives?
If you have Sata drives,then you should wait for 0.3.10 or download our trunk build: www.reactos.org/getbuilds
Try it and post the result
Thanks.
OpenSourceFuture
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by OpenSourceFuture »

Tried burning and running build 41275. Now it's stuck at "Detecting Hardware...". I gave it about five minutes before I gave up.
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Post by hto »

It is not because of SATA, it stucks in freeldr. However, there are no serial ports on mac, so it's difficult to debug.
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by OpenSourceFuture »

Didn't know if I should make a new topic for this, but I just tried it on my Dell Vostro 1700 and got the blue screen of death with this error:

A problem has been detected and ReactOS has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any ReactOS updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0x0000005, 0x9EE0A339, 0x9EF09B2C, 0x9EF097BC)

*** UNIATA.SYS - Address 9EE0A339 base at 9EFD000, DateStamp 4a274261
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by gabrielilardi »

OpenSourceFuture wrote:*** UNIATA.SYS - Address 9EE0A339 base at 9EFD000, DateStamp 4a274261
Your system crashed with UniATA (hd controller driver), it could be bug 4561. You can try to clean the hd, the MBR too (if you had Linux there, search in the forum for how-to's) and change to IDE emulation mode through the bios, then try again.
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by The123king »

Also, it's worth mentioning that ReactOS only supports single core PC's at the moment (It will run on a dual core, but only use 1 core). It's also worth adding that ReactOS is not suitable for mainstream operation yet.
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Post by hto »

AHCI is not supported, but bug 4561 is a different thing. That crash (bugcheck) is in the kernel, this crash is in uniata itself.
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by OpenSourceFuture »

Tried setting the drive to ATA mode. Now I'm getting this error:
IsoBoot: Loading spec packet failed, trying to wing it...
IsoBoot: Failed to locate CD-ROM device; boot failed.
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by Z98 »

Are you still using the 0.3.9 release?
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by OpenSourceFuture »

That was from trunk build 41275 on a Dell Vostro 1700.
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Re: Aluminum Unibody Macbook Pro & ReactOS

Post by OpenSourceFuture »

Same error while using 0.3.9 Release on the Dell Vostro 1700.
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